In addition to recognizing Hollywood as a site for the adoration of film celebrities, Margo Victor’s sound and image instillation, Black Flower, identifies Hollywood Boulevard as regional headquarters for rock n’ roll music schools, rehearsal space and overall dreams of rock stardom. The exhibition portrays the artists’ conceptual band Black Flower including staged album cover photography featuring images by JWPictures, with drummer Laura Conway of London’s current pop sensation Night Bus, and former Calvin Klein model and personality Jenny Shimizu.
For Black Flower, audiences will experience the LACE Microlounge exhibition space reconfigured as an ad-hoc recording/rehearsal studio, where Victor will inaugurate the project with a public performance of the most current incarnation of this concept band on 6 January starting at 9pm. The performance documentation will then be included in the Black Flower exhibition, further blurring the lines between the staged and the real, revealing the constructed nature of both performer and observer.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
?Margo Victor is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally including ACME, Jancar Gallery, and The Company (Los Angeles), The Wexner Center (Ohio), Venetia Kapernekas Gallery (New York), and Open Space 2007, Art Cologne (Germany).
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