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Michael Blasi: Soundsystem

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Michael Blasi: Soundsystem

Locations change for each show. See below for more details.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
December 10th, 2011 - December 10th, 2011
Opening: December 10th, 2011 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.shoeboxla.blogspot.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
silverlake/echo park
EMAIL:  
shoeboxla@gmail.com
OPEN HOURS:  
varies
TAGS:  
mixed-media, digital, installation, conceptual, landscape, abstract
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

ShoeboxLA Presents

Michael Blasi: Soundsystem

Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 4-7pm

Alias Books East– Atwater

3163 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Los Angeles artist Michael Blasi. Blasi's Soundsystem playfully explores the relationship between audio and visual, the concrete and abstract, where hard wiring and electric pulses meet soft metaphor and symbolic form. Blasi employs a variety of music including Somali funk, Egyptian jazz, and Jamaican dub over a recycled computer speaker contraption within the gallery, thus making it an acoustic chamber. His mountain-like forms and colorful spheres act as reservoirs of potential musical energy, physical manifestations of the signals that travel to speakers through wires and circuitry, across an array of forms that resemble a circuit board.

Originally from Los Angeles, Michael Blasi received his BFA from Purchase College, New York; he returned here in the late ‘90s, where he has been teaching and making art.

ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting. Founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space remains the same.

(Alias Books East is a curated, general used bookstore located in the heart of Atwater Village. They carry a wide selection of used and out of print titles with an emphasis on literature, film and the arts. www.aliasbookseast.com )