Posts tagged Bill McMullen
Tuesday night was Julia Chiang’s art opening presenting new works entitled Security is Mostly a Superstition. Julia is one of our beloved guest bloggers for the Standard Culture site. The opening, held at the Half Gallery, contained a room size installation of white chains, handcrafted of ceramic links. Julia’s sculpture work traditionally seems a simple item at first, but a pause usually begets more thoughts, delving into deeper themes that tickle the mind. In this case, the chains evoke a spirit “marked by connectivity and confinement”.
(Artist Julia Chiang at her Opening. Photo by Rey Parla)
The opening and dinner were good vibes all around. It was a gathering of downtown creatives including KAWS, Peter Sutherland, Eric Elms, Anna Sheffield, Jose Parla, Bill McMullen, Todd James, and Todd Jordan among others — all of whom gathered to witness and celebrate Julia’s meteoric rise in the art scene.
Throughout the years, The Box at The Standard, Hollywood has been tackled by some of the coolest contemporary artists around. Our Box, aka “The Vitrine”, is a constantly changing art installation in the lobby at The Standard Hollywood located behind the front desk.
Here’s a video of artist and very witty twitterer (is that a word?), Tim Biskup, guiding us through the artistic process and inspiration for The Box while philosophizing on art, sex, and uncomfortable morals.
Along with Mr. Biskup, In the past year we were fortunate enough to work with greats such as Charles Munka, Phil Lumbang, Bill McMullen, Greg Siff, and Anthony Lister. Check out the newly added Box gallery for a trip down memory lane.