the mecca, California
The Lodge, Los Angeles
The mecca, California
Eastern Star Gallery in partnership with The LODGE
March 17–April 7, 2018
The Eastern Star Gallery and The LODGE are pleased to present The mecca, California, an installation exploring the relationship between enlightenment, spirituality, and humanism in Southern California.
For years, dreamers have traveled west to Southern California in search of its magic. California promises direction, empowerment, and great spiritual illumination: those who journey here embrace the beauty of the now and the opportunity to find, or lose, themselves. California’s free spirited essence creates the sense that anything is possible and that limitless hope drives us to pursue new horizons. The sun is at the forefront of life in California, shining brilliantly and reawakening the collective Californian spirit. Waves of change have propelled California’s history forward through vast and visionary ideas. Although Los Angeles is always moving through the environments of beach, freeway and desert, it was a sleepy town in the 1960s and 70s. California comes alive through the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, and artists have been moved in varying modes and degrees by all four over time.
The mecca, California includes the work of Chad Attie, Alexandra Grant, Shane Guffogg, Tim Hawkinson, Bettina Hubby, Soo Kim, Alice Könitz, Friedrich Kunath, Johnston Marklee, Fawn Rogers, Ed Ruscha, Allison Schulnik, Samantha Thomas, Richard Louderback, and Eric Yahnker, prominent Los Angeles based artists whose work reflects the expansive imagination unique to the illuminative allure of California.
Enlighten up, 2018
360º collage with live video elements
VR Direction: Rory Mitchell, Beard & Glasses VR
Composition: Walter Werzova, creator of HealthTunes.com
Edition of 5 plus 1 AP