Bringing the Past to Light: New Art from Old Images
“Bringing the Past To Light: New Art from Old Images,” an exhibition project by artists working in new media, will open at the historic home of Charles Lummis in conjunction with Museums of the Arroyo Day on May 17. Contemporary artists who work in installation, performance, music, video, and new media or other fine arts practices were asked by the Arroyo Arts Collective, a local arts organization, to develop temporary projects using images taken from old photographs of Northeast Los Angeles and to install or perform their work at El Alisal. El Alisal, Lummis’s hand-built nineteenth-century home, is situated on grounds planted as a water-wise garden and operated in Highland Park by the Historical Society of Southern California. The purpose of the Collective’s project is to create an innovative mix of past, present and future visions of the Arroyo area, calling to mind the bohemian sensibility of Lummis’s circle and/or inventing scenarios of Arroyo life yet to be.