Eleven days to go until Glorious Excess (Dies) opens here in L.A. I just got home from our “world lap” as Dave called it…We circled the globe in about 5 weeks, finishing with the show here in Pomona this weekend, and I’ve been putting the final touches on the art show via email and expensive international call 🙂 It’s been tough, but I think everything is coming together.
I don’t want to tell the story of the show before you see any art, but here’s an idea of what to expect: in the first show, our star character exploded onto the scene. He was violent, filthy rich, and world-famous. I hoped to start conversations with the work–not just critique our obsession with fame, money, and stardom. I hope you guys also saw a sense of humor there, in my effort to figure out what I thought about celebrity, spending time on both the inside and out.
In this new show, our “star” completely implodes. He begins the show as an overblown superstar, and works his way to a psychadelic, fame-induced nirvana. The end will be up to you to interpret.
I’ll be doing coverage of the show here, so for those of you who are out of town, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like. For those that can make it…see you there.
PS: on an ironic note, Michael Jackson’s birthday was August 29th–the same day as the opening.