Emergence Enchanted Long Beach 2009

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Emergence Enchanted Long Beach 2009

12619 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
February 6th, 2009 - March 1st, 2009
Opening: February 6th, 2009 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Phantom Galleries LA
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, sculpture



Phantom Galleries LA is proud to present:

Emergence Enchanted

Long Beach 2009


Curated by Stephanie Allespach and Krista Chael

Catalogue available, essay by M.A. Greenstein

Inspired by the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference

Emergence Enchanted takes place February 1 – February 28, 2009


Opening reception February 6th, 6pm-10pm                                                      

Performances by Cloud Eye Control, Anna Oxygen & Miwa Matreyek, 8:30pm-10pm

Gallery hours coincide with the TED Conference                                                         

Feb. 3rd-5th 10am-8pm, 6th 10am-10pm, 7th-8th 10am-8pm                            


Pedestrian viewing 24/7, Private viewing by appointment

Location: Phantom Galleries LA Long Beach at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor                 45 Aquarium Way, 24 Aquarium Way, Long Beach 90802

Emergence Enchanted is an international art show exhibiting an assortment of artists who engage the curiosities of science, and dialogue with its worlds in unique ways. Inspired by the first appearance of the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA, this Februarythe exhibition recognizes the bridge between art and science and this rare opportunity for inspiring dialogue. Work by 20 cutting edge artists of established and emerging stars, will be contained within the spaces of The Pike. This exhibition combines a selection of artworks including paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and video, as well as an exciting program of special performances.


The arts explore the liminal spaces that science is still unable to quantify, the various subjective explorations of human experience. Through unraveling and indexing of subjective inquiries in a shared reality, artists can inform scientific investigation with their most powerful tool: imagination. Intuitively, many artists look to science as a way of informing their practices. They revel in its mysteries, explanations and abstract theories. This sort of cross-pollination can bear curious fruit and the function of this exhibition is to examine a range of artists working in this way.


Emergence Enchanted offers up more then the sum of its parts. It will be a vital source for art, science and technology lovers, allowing them to discover new developments in contemporary art.



Emergence Enchanted Artist – Lita Albuquerque, Stephanie Allespach, Naomi Buckley, Krista Chael, Cloud Eye Control, Ben Dean, Fallen Fruit, Anne Hars, Micol Hebron, Parichard Holm & Ryan Zufryden, Daniel Marlos, Miwa Matreyek, Molly Millar, Tricia Lawless Murray, Anna Oxygen, Nora Jean Petersen, Nancy Popp, Semiconductor, and Elizabeth Tremante


Media Contact: Stephanie Allespach

Partners                                                                                                                         "The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency is proud to partner with Phantom Galleries LA, not only to revive empty storefronts along our major corridors, but also to showcase the arts and build a sense of community and culture in our Downtown," said Craig Beck, Executive Director of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency.

Special thank you to the Pike at Rainbow Harbor and The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency


About Phantom Galleries LA

Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating artist, curator, and property owner. Local arts organizations, galleries, independent curators and artists curate exhibits.