Satan’s Disco Knows How to Dance

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David Bowie got it right:

(Let’s Dance) For fear your grace should fall
(Let’s Dance) For fear tonight is all
(Let’s Sway) You could look into my eyes
(Let’s Sway) Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

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Get ready to dance like there’s no tomorrow at Satan’s Disco. Running through 8/14 at Art Share LA,  eleven artists swing you out onto an existential dance floor where fears and fantasies take on some serious moonlight indeed.

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Exhibiting artists include:

Bibi Davidson
Merrilyn Duzy
Daniel Evans
Leonard Greco
Patrick McPheron
Monsu Plin
Patrick Quinn
Kate Savage
Dereck Seltzer
Diane Williams
Monica Wyatt

 

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Above, artist Leonard Greco.

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Greco says his work always starts as ‘doodles that translate into prints. I love doing them. It’s always about Id. They’re so much fun, and I try never to second guess.” His love of narrative depictions takes on universal themes, which the artist describes as being about “Life and death, mortality, morality, and most importantly, inner knowledge, gnosis.”

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Directly above and below, the work of artist Bibi Davidson.

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Davidson says “For years I’d been doodling a character on every piece of paper I had. Suddenly I realized that this character was the subject of my art, and this became the ‘Stories of my Life’ series. My girl’s stories are my diaries, my dreams, my fears, my memories from the past and the future. Although a lot of my stories come from a painful place, I try to look at the heartaches and pains with a sense of humor.”

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Above and below, Monica Wyatt’sacrylic hands were found at a swamp meet and used to create “For Testing Purposes Only,” which the artist describes as an inquiry into fertility issues. “Something that seems so natural for many becomes a scientific experiment for some.”

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Above the works of Monica Wyatt. Here the artist stands next to a work created from ten thousand capacitors. The magical chia-pet like work is titled “Scrappy.”  The artist notes “I love materials, and finding new uses for them. This just started with me playing with capacitors and creating an organic, moss-like feeling. It grew from there out of a piece of reclaimed wood.”

Below, Wyatt’s “Lie.”

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“I’ve always worked in found art ever since I was a child,” Wyatt says. An English major, Wyatt loves to create titles around each finished piece. “‘Lie’ could represent the discomfort of lying on these nails or the sharpness of telling a lie.”

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Artist Diane Williams, with a work from her “Monsters and Aliens” series which takes on “my experiences as an immigrant from the Philippines. This is about y identity, its how in our political atmosphere today there’s an alienation of people who look like me.”

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It’s time to get down at the disco of art.

  • Genie Davis; Photos: Jack Burke

 

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