Curated by Crescent City
50% of proceeds from this sale will directly benefit Crescent City, the inaugural production of The Industry, LA’s new home for experimental opera.
Brianna Gorton lives and works in Los Angeles. She has a BA in English from UC Berkeley, a Post Baccalaureate in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design (2011). Gorton also has a background in modern dance, having studied Martha Graham technique at UC Berkeley and Cunningham technique at the Cunningham school in New York. She has performed at venues such as Grand Performances in Los Angeles and The Bowery in New York. Her sculptural work explores modes of theatricality and has been exhibited at galleries such as Workspace, Los Angeles and the Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica. Gorton is currently working as curator and artist for The Industry (Los Angeles) and the new opera, Crescent City. She has selected the six artists that will create the stage sets and is also designing and building a set for the opera.
Artwork Selected by the Curator
Olga Koumoundouros - Dive Bar Sweet Spot
Crescent City is the inaugural production of The Industry, Los Angeles’ new home for experimental opera. Directed by Yuval Sharon and produced by Laura Kay Swanson, Crescent City is a hyper-opera featuring music by Anne LeBaron and libretto by Douglas Kearney. The Industry commissioned six visual artists – Mason Cooley, Brianna Gorton, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Jeff Kopp, and Olga Koumoundouros – to create a major new sculptural work for the immersive set of Crescent City. The production runs May 10-27 at Atwater Crossing. 50% of proceeds from the sale of works curated by Crescent City will directly benefit the production.