Experience 11:

SCRATCH

June 8 - September 21, 2014

Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists covered the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their 21st century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book. [...]

June 8th, 2014|
Experience 10:

PHYTOMAGNETIC

March 2 - 8, 2014

The German artist Amely Spötzl unleashed PHYTOMAGNETIC at ESMoA on Main Street in El Segundo. The art experience from the art laboratory transformed the old Post Office located directly adjacent to ESMoA with a silver line drawing of a plane leaf inspired by a nearby tree. [...]

March 1st, 2014|
Experience 09:

SILENCE

February 2 - May 4, 2014

SILENCE explored the path of abstraction in art. Still waters run deep, the saying goes. There is a parallel in abstraction in general. Lying deep in our ways of perceiving the world and understanding the way of things is a great connection between the use of line, color, contrast and pattern. [...]

February 2nd, 2014|
Experience 08:

PRIDE CONSTELLATION

January 6, 2014

On January 6, 2014, there was a video projection on the tower facade of El Segundo High School produced by one of our STING artists-in-residence, Mauricio Abad, and ESMoA in collaboration with El Segundo High School students. [...]

January 6th, 2014|
Experience 07:

STING

December 8 - January 19, 2014

STING employed art as a vehicle for change, using transversality (how spaces intersect) as a way of production, autonomy as a means for development, and cooperation as a substitute for the specialization model introduced by the centers of power. [...]

December 8th, 2013|
Experience 06:

ELVIS – WHO?

November 14, 2013

ESMoA sponsored a professional Elvis impersonator contest at the Old Town Music Hall at 140 Richmond Street in El Segundo – conveniently located mere walking distance from the FAME exhibition. [...]

November 14th, 2013|
Experience 05:

FAME

September 8 - November 24, 2013

FAME explored the ambivalent soul of Los Angeles. One part dream machine and another part Vanity Fair, Los Angeles is home to dislocated whimsy and constructed memory. It is also the headquarter of the Wende Museum, which has the most interesting archives of artifacts from the almost forgotten Cold-War. [...]

September 8th, 2013|
Experience 04:

OBJECTIFIED

June 15, 2013

During this one-day installation called Objectified, fine art body painter Trina Merry posed these questions and allowed viewers to come up with answers by creating a conversation with the self. Trina Merry and her team ART ALIVE Gallery collaborated with artist Theresa Because to create a 4 part installation: Martha Stewart-style country cottage Tiki style man den Executive’s urban condo Retirement RV "Our role as humans living in an urban lifestyle seems to be following the trends of our peers, [...]

June 15th, 2013|
Experience 03:

TRUTH

May 12 - August 25, 2013

Truth and authenticity belong to the core values of every western society. It is a precious treasure, but truth seems to be hard to find these days. Where do you get it? Where do you see it ? Do you want to see it in yourself? Are you afraid of seeing your counterfeit in the mirror? Is it easier to see it in other people? Do you recognize the beauty? Does beauty lie in the eyes of the beholder? Do lies have short legs? With “Nuda veritas” or naked truth Gustav Klimt was able to shock his contemporaries, in ESMoA’s new experience every-body can decide for himself, how close nakedness gets to the truth over the [...]

May 12th, 2013|
Experience 02:

ANTI-ARK

February 8 - April 8, 2013

Anti-Ark consisted in an oceanfront display of works by German artist Michael Sistig that draw attention to the significant issues of sustainability in a very public manner. The public installation was based upon three paintings created by Sistig over the past five years. A combination of conundrums – that is, the containers, the polar bear, and the siren – is intended to spark the minds of viewers whose inevitable questions help ignite the works of art. The installation involved washed-up [...]

February 8th, 2013|