If you see one art exhibit...

TextI keep hearing tons of amazed buzz about the Tim Hawkinson exhibit at LACMA—more than I hear about King Tut. On yesterday's All Things Considered on National Public Radio, KCRW producer Sarah Spitz raved about the show. The NPR website calls it "slyly conceptual and a carnival sideshow, awe-inspiring and absurd...The first thing visitors to the exhibit come upon is Pentecost, a massive tree with 12 Gumby-shaped figures sprawling on its giant branches. When a motion detector senses the viewer's presence, the figures begin striking the tree like a drum, each using a different body part." The installation leaves the museum after August 28.


More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent stories on LA Observed:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
Amy Goodman
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
'Tosca' glitters, Calleja swoons, Abraham and Taylor dance
Stendahl Gallery
Help for the homeless a phone call away?
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
Previous story: Being Fred

Next story: LAPD wives stick together


 

LA Observed on Twitter