Drawing in the Interior Forest with Scoli Acosta and Alison O’Daniel

Inner Foreign Country

Come and draw with Scoli Acosta and Alison O’Daniel in the Interior Forest

Saturday, May 11th from 6 – 9pm

18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

As part of Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, Alexandra Grant’s residency at 18th Street Arts Center, she has invited both the public and other artists to lead drawing sessions to join her in illustrating Hélène Cixous’s book “Philippines”.


Influenced by his love of literature and his extensive travels, Los Angeles-based Scoli Acosta translates his personal experience of the world into poetic mixed-media works in which images and objects function like the words and phrases of a narrative. The worlds that he creates are simultaneously familiar and foreign. Their stories are not dependable and may shift radically at any moment, as in the space of a dream. These fluid narratives can be traced through Acosta’s drawings, which provide a unique vocabulary that informs his installations, videos, and performances. Like an outline that serves as the foundation for a written text, the drawings give rise to an overarching story that is nearly Borgesian in its intricacy, dynamically bridging the various approaches and tactics of the artist’s broader practice. www.scoliacosta.com

Alison O’Daniel works across disciplines, combining sculpture, sound-baths, painting, sports/dance teams, and films with live music or sign language accompaniment. Installations, films, and instances of the performative create a biographical imaginary that shifts bodily comprehension toward a physical and tactile language of perception. Her films enact a sensory experience on the body of the viewer through a combination of subtle and pronounced transformations of narrative filmmaking and the cinematic experience. Characters willingness to encounter the unknown becomes a model for the viewer’s own rootless journey into language, relationship and environment. www.alisonodaniel.com

Invitation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/637320622961534/


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