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L&M Arts: ‘For the Martian Chronicles’ Opens Tomorow

L&M Arts will host an opening reception for “For the Martian Chronicles” tomorrow evening, November 8th, from 6-8 PM.

From L&M Arts Venice:

L&M Arts is proud to present For the Martian Chronicles, an exhibition that pays homage to the late writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), who in the 1940’s lived in a home located on the current L&M Arts property. Here, in what was then a small white clapboard house, Bradbury wrote much of what would become his celebrated book, The Martian Chronicles.

Ed Ruscha, HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE I'M NO MARTIAN, 1980
Ed Ruscha, HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE I’M NO MARTIAN, 1980

Published by Doubleday in 1950, Bradbury’s epochal Red Planet colonization tale begins in the year 1999 and moves chapter-by-chapter, expedition-by-expedition, into the future. Fleeing a troubled and ultimately atomically devastated Earth, the humans arrive first in small numbers and then in droves. A dark, bloody and mystical saga of manifest destiny, The Martian Chronicles depicts the planet as a barren desert of death and glory, androids and telepathy, crystal pillars and fossil seas, where phantom spirits haunt ancient cities.

Curated by Yael Lipschutz in honor of Bradbury and his journey into the red unknown, the exhibition will include the original manuscript of The Martian Chronicles, alongside artists ranging from Yves Klein—whose mysterious blue sponge sculpture from 1958 is as strange and disconcerting as any Mars rock—to Larry Bell, Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Matthew Ritchie, and Vija Celmins, whose exquisite renderings of the cosmos serve to propel the viewer forward through space as we travel with Bradbury on his interstellar mission. Some works directly invoke the Red Planet, such as Ed Ruscha’s Hold on For a Minute, I’m No Martian (1980), and Tom Sachs’ Phonekey (2012), a large-scale sculptural tableau, in which a lone radio sits silent, stranded atop a scorching Martian terrain.

Cordella (1988-1992), an ethereal blue resin and fiberglass plank by the late John McCracken, (1934-2011) more abstractly suggests Bradbury and the perceptual doors of the mind he opened with his literature. Mars represented not only a stage upon which the writer projected our dreams and fears as a society, but another dimension of thought. Today, as exploration of the fourth planet from the Sun continues, we revisit this philosophic arena. “Myth, seen in mirrors, incapable of being touched, stays on,” wrote Bradbury. The exhibition is honored also to include works by the late Michael Asher (1943-2012), Mike Kelley (1954-2012), and Ken Price (1935-2012), as well as Brian Butler, Sarah Cain, Corazon Del Sol, Noah Davis, Liz Deschenes, Thomas Houseago, Lipschutz & Lipschutz, Anthony McCall, Cameron Parsons, Noah Purifoy, Ry Rocklen, Eddie Ruscha, Ben Sakoguchi, Jim Shaw and Marnie Weber.

L&M Arts, Los Angeles

660 South Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA, 90291.

Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 5:30 and by appointment.

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