To get into Spring and warm weather, the Natural History Museum is hosting a Butterfly Pavillion from April 13 through September 1. You’ll see over thirty species of butterflies which is all related to the March 20 opening of their Pollinator Garden. Also! Get ready for their Bug Fair on May 17 and May 18.
Pearl C. Hsiung has been working on her latest body of work for almost four years. “I shot it in Yellowstone National Park in 2010!” she says with a laugh. “We shot ten hours of footage a day over four nights, five days, captured before daylight through sunset. It took a couple of years to digest it.”
The piece is called Yellowstoner and is a video piece that she debuted very recently at Human Resources. Looking around her Glassell Park studio a few days before the show, you could see bits and pieces from the project in the room. “The video—which is the main piece of the show—is pretty much ready to go: I am waiting for one final piece of audio and then I will be exporting it for looping,” she explains. She motions to works on her wall: “These are paper works that will go around the space. I had been painting these words and texts on watercolor paper: it was a good occasion to push that through and expand on other parts of my practice that don’t have anything to do with making a picture.”
Thanks to the Xiu Xiu crew, we found ourselves perusing a book haikus by band frontman Jamie Stewart. We then found ourselves down the Internet rabbit hole of MINIATURE GARDEN, a small book publisher that makes pretty rad work. The most recent release for them is an outdoor LA focused work by photographer Amanda Marsalis. She took a ton of photographs of LA plant wildlife effectively making a still documentary about all the green creatures found in our city.
Twig & Twine on Virgil is having classes now. How exciting! The first one they are doing is a Spring Flower Workshop happening on March 16. The class is for twelve people only and will fill up fast.
Local greenery makers Wooly Pocket has a new Instagram project called Plants & People. It’s quite nice and exactly what you think it is: plants and people, together, in photos.