Council of Nicaea

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Council of Nicaea, installation detail, 2008
Council of Nicaea

408 South Spring Street
Los Angeles,, CA 90013
June 12th, 2008 - June 30th, 2008
Opening: June 12th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

downtown/east la
by appointment
opening, Launa, Bacon, installation


Council of Nicaea, Launa Bacon's latest multi-media installation, examines psychic states that frequently remain unnoticed in daily life.  Bacon presents a series of visual parables, observing the fundamental qualities of human existence, paying special attention to the ideas of creation and lifecycle.  

The installation features a triptych of large paintings outfitted with small LCD screens which display video content, echoing the narrative and characters of the paintings.  The combination of still and moving images highlights the theme of transformation.  At the opening, performance artist Tiffany Trenda will add another dimension to the installation, creating a live-action drama at the center of the vast unfinished space of the Continental.  Trenda will be joined in a large sculptural pool by transparent, floating tombstones molded by Bacon, creating an ominous mood.

Launa Bacon graduated from Skidmore College, New York and earned her MFA from Goldsmiths, London. She has shown at the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), McNish Gallery at Oxnard College (Oxnard, CA), NY Studio Gallery (New York City), Gerborgen Kamers, The Hague (Netherlands), and Andreas Binder Gallery (Munich).  Her paintings will be on view this summer at Brigitte Henninger Gallery (Munich).  


Opening Thursday, June 12, 6-9pm, during the Downtown Art Walk

Location The Continental Bldg, 408 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Open 12-4pm, Friday-Saturday or by appointment

Contact 310-721-0200