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Adam Wallacavage lights up 'Rooms' art exhibit at Scion Installation Space

April 23, 2010 |  4:36 pm


On Saturday,  Scion Installation Space, an exhibition gallery that the automaker has established in Culver City, presents "Rooms," a collection of domestic tableaux by eight artists including Philadelphia-based photographer and sculptor Adam Wallacavage, who first caught my eye with a series of Jules Verne-inspired octopus chandeliers shown at Art Basel in Miami. 

Wallacavage calls his somewhat gothic installation, above, "a ski-lodge foyer and dining room for undersea vampires." It contains mirrors mounted with an octopus sconce, to the right, and an elk head, to the left, that has illuminated antlers. Making his Los Angeles debut with this work, Wallacavage has created cast plaster candelabrum, sconces and chandeliers covered in epoxy resin. 

Rooms_Dueling VHS1 copy Los Angeles-based artists participating in the show include Kime Buzzelli, who has created a teenage girl's bedroom, complete with furniture, clothing and her own drawings on the walls, graphic designer Justin Van Hoy, and photographer and art director team Dan Monick and Caitlin Reilly. 

The comedic filmmaking team known as Dueling VHS created the vintage wood-paneled basement den, right, which features VHS-laden bookcases, a battered lounger and a television set playing Dueling VHS work, which seems to have this dog riveted to the screen.

A free opening artists' reception (with open bar and valet parking) will be held on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Scion Installation Space, 3521 Helms Ave., Culver City; (310) 815-8840.

The show continues through May 15 and can be viewed Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. 

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credits: Adam Wallacavage