THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON MAIN BEACH, LAGUNA BEACH
Join us on Main Beach for a live audiovisual performance by multidisciplinary artist Cristopher Cichocki. Cichocki encapsulates the cycle of decay and renewal through examining relationships between humankind and the natural world. Situated on the fringe of painting, land art, sounds art, and natural science, the artist’s practice reflects upon timelines spanning from prehistoric oceans to present-day deserts.
Rising Inversion combines oceanic and planetary elements positioned in direct dialogue with the surrounding natural environment. Emerging from Laguna Beach the daytime appearance of this sculptural installation presents a surreal illusion of underlying sands morphed into a large-scale spherical arc. As the sun sets into the night, this transformative artwork begins to invert with perception, illuminated from the residual energy charged from daylight. This phosphorescent spectacle will emit a glowing effect lasting throughout the entire night, offering the poetic presence of a luminescent moon rising over the Pacific shoreline – a true synergy encircled within the elements of water and light.
Advance tickets recommended.
Get the full Art + Nature experience with our exclusive Aqua Pass, an ALL-INCLUSIVE November 2-5 ticket including an eco-friendly A+N swag bag! As an AQUA PASS ticket-holder, you will have full access to 3 ticketed events and additional experiences, including:
Artist Talk: Cristopher Cichocki, Art + Nature Keynote & Recption and Art + Nature AFTERGLOW party, as well as an Art + Nature Aqua Pass eco-friendly swag bag.
Entering its second decade, the emphasis of the Art + Nature initiative is to focus on the way art can provoke creative discussions about the global environmental challenges we face today.
Cristopher Cichocki studied at CalArts and Yale Norfolk School of the Arts. His work is in permanent collections that include the J. Paul Getty Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, Lancaster Museum of Art. Hailing from the Coachella Valley, Cichocki has explored the depths of the California desert over the past three decades, while generating exhibitions throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
In 2014 Cichocki founded the curatorial platform Epicenter Projects that has recently partnered with Fondation LAccolade – Institute de France to create THE ELEMENTAL, a contemporary center for the arts located in Palm Springs.
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Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
Movie-Made Los Angeles: Lecture and Book Signing
Join film professor and author John Trafton to learn about Laguna’s links to early Hollywood. Meet the author who will be signing copies of his new book, Movie-Made Los Angeles, following the program.
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