Artist Aaron Axelrod will take over Barnsdall’s vibrant cultural campus, which houses Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Frank Lloyd Wright’s UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House with multi-media exhibition ‘Dark Matter.’ This three-day one-of-a-kind presentation will kick off with a VIP gala on Hollyhock’s West Lawn and remain open to the public throughout the weekend. The fundraiser will support the Park’s ongoing work to nurture and promote the creative fabric of Los Angeles with its year-round programming, exhibitions and events. The evening’s cuisine will be curated by executive chefs from four of Los Angeles’ top restaurants under Bombet Hospitality Group, including Terrine, Faith & Flower, Hanjip, and Viviane.
Aaron Axelrod’s ‘Dark Matter,’ will showcase an extensive body of work, dealing in a vast array of mediums including: painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video art. Among the works that will be displayed include the inventive multi-media series "Melting Rainbows," a performance piece which was depicted in a national commercial campaign on MTV; "Freedom of the Press," a series of large-scale pastel paintings of scrambled news channels; "String Theory," a series of neon-light mixed-media paintings, several abstract resin sculptures; and a spectacular Swarovski Crystal collaboration art piece. Axelrod will also be projection mapping the iconic Hollyhock House, marking the first time this historic landmark has been a part of a public art installation. Click here for tickets.