JOEL OTTERSON: Chandelier Queer
November 1 through December 21, 2013
2680 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
This exhibition will load the ceiling with three fetishized chandeliers made of hundreds of goblets from the 50s, 60s, and 70s that mimic the silhouette of a Baccarat chandelier, a strategy that opens art up to the world of everyday life. This installation of sculpture demonstrates that pop art remains vibrant as it continues to undermine authoritative definitions of what constitutes aesthetic value. The exhibition stages a handcrafted reimaging of the Susan Sontag’s pivotal 1964 essay, Notes on Camp.