Solo exhibition at Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013.
Featuring lectures, performances, and workshops by Robby Herbst, Shade Falcon Remelin, Tom McKenzie, Riah Buchanan, LA Mystery Project, and Guru Rugu.
The rhythms of our daily lives, our politics and culture, our technology surround us completely, encompassing us in static. When we escape into the outdoors, we can start to get some perspective. As we refocus our senses, our bodies discover new rhythms that have nothing to do with the nine-to-five. It is here that we begin to experience older, deeper rhythms—of energy flowing through and around us. Here the exhilaration of the human spirit fuses with the ferocious beauty of nature to make a palpable, tingling essence.
If an artist is attuned, this energy can become a medium in itself. The solo exhibition Power Plant is a collection of strategies for charging, releasing, projecting, negating, and focusing this powerful substance. The handling of energy requires a multi-dimensional approach. Spiraling, text-based drawings become tools for directing vibrations. Sage-laden tripods appear as totemic signposts in the energy landscape. A large “prayer rug” serves as a charging station for staging performative, creative actions by some of Los Angeles’ most intriguing “energy artists.”