Carbon Black. - Vern Evans, Elyse Graham

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Carbon Black.
Joe Strummer 01, 1979 Photography © Vern Evans 2011
Cluster #2, 2010 Latex, Adhesive Variable © Elyse Graham 2011
Carbon Black. - Vern Evans, Elyse Graham
Curated by: Teale Hatheway

431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
January 31st, 2011 - April 2nd, 2011
Opening: February 2nd, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

downtown/east la
Monday-Friday 9:30AM-Midnight; Saturday 6PM-Midnight; Sunday 11AM-4PM
Rock n' Roll photography, punk rock photography, time based sculpture, black and white photography, latex, balloons


Barbara West at the Brewery is pleased to present Carbon Black, an achromatic exhibition, pairing never-before-shown rock n’ roll photographs taken by Vern Evans with the temporal, living sculptures of Elyse Graham. On the surface, the show revels in a playful combination of clusters of balloons and frenetic rock concerts, but closer inspection reveals fully visceral and intuitive works. Graham and Evans focus on capturing fugitive moments of raw energy and have refined their meditative capacities in terms of patience, attention and physical endurance to seize sobering expressions of passing time and fleeting youth.


Barbara West at the Brewery is a series of rotating exhibitions taking place at Barbara’s, the restaurant/bar hidden in the heart of the Brewery Arts Complex. The Brewery is considered the world’s largest live-work arts complex with an estimated 500 resident and day-use artists representing every field of creation.  Barbara’s provides a welcoming environment for artists, art lovers, musicians, writers and business people to meet, exchange ideas and cut a little loose. As a curatorial project, Barbara West at the Brewery provides a forum for resident and non-resident artists who are actively pursuing creative development. Additional information about Barbara West at the Brewery can be found by visiting us on


Directions: From North Main Street, turn South onto Moulton Avenue. Turn left into the second driveway on the left, onto the Brewery property. Barbara's is the yellow building directly ahead of you with the neon "open" sign. Parking is free.