Maiden LA

“Maiden LA is an inclusive and expansive county-wide survey of art happenings that in encouraging the use of alternative spaces, considers the city as a platform for generative discourse and exchange. Maiden LA is an egalitarian program aiming to dissolve hierarchies by including artists, collectives, curators, galleries, and museums.”

— Molly Schulman, Maiden LA

Featured Artists: Margaret Lazzari, PES, Sung Jae Lee & Kuan-Ju Wu, Dahn Gim, Ting Ying Han, Amanda Stojanov, David Del Francia, Paul Espo, Maru Garcia, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Jackie Turpin, Ben Junta, Michael Massenburg, Kelly Kennedy & Ramón Hone, Bibi Davidson, Chris Jun, Jonathan Bickart, Rana Wilson, Hayley Quentin, Felicity Nove, Staci Cross, Brad Branson Estate, TOLVA, Paul Waddell, Amia Yokoyama, Anita Enriquez, Kristin McWharter, Tara Dilougherry, Jen Agosta, Isis Avalos, Rebecca Farr, Jung Yun, Ari Salka, Jonathan Casella, Jayes Caitlin, Press Friends, Dave Kloc, Regina Herod, Alex Wiesenfeld, Ashley Guo, Richelle Gribble, Janna Avner, Elí Joteva, Delbar Shahbaz, Print Shop L.A., and Mich Miller.

Vibrant Matter is an exhibition of artworks exploring open-ended technologies and different mediums through exhibitions, open studios, artist-led tours, and pop-up events. It will take place at Beacon Arts Building in August, and will reveal Los Angeles-based art centered on our ecosystem, technological advancements, and new possibilities for holistic art practices.

This exhibition merges mediums of both organic and inorganic imagery—such as depictions of plant life with holographic materials—that become woven into larger compositions. The synthesis of light and matter, terra firma with computerized simulations, is a dissection of these qualities’ distinct possibilities. These integrations are also attempts at holistic coherence. When combined, these vibrant materials become something else entirely—not as teleological resolution for all kinds of creative activity, but as progress toward hopeful futurities.

CEO and cofounder of Relativity, Tim Ellis
Coaxial Arts Foundation, Jesus Rivera
The Nomadic Artist, Richelle Gribble
Art | Sci Center + Lab, Victoria Vesna

2:30pm – 2:35 PM – “Un Dia”, Isis Avalos, dance, 5 minutes
3:00-5:30 PM – “Vibrant Matter”, Kate Parsons and Ben Vance, VR Experience
3:00 PM – “Vivarium”, Maru García, performance & installation
5:50 – 6:10 PM – TOLVA, 20 minute Opera
2:00-6:00 PM (ongoing) – “Mnemoawari: Not All Cycles Can be Contained “, Elí Joteva, entropic performance