Wonderspaces 2018

I was delighted to experience another amazing Wonderspaces pop-up museum this summer, it was incredible and immersive. They had a much larger space to set up each installation which aided in bringing the color and energy to life. 10/10 would experience as much of this place as I can as often as I can until they shut down and take on another city. 

 

 

Ceviche Showdown: Round One, March 19th

This was another fabulous event put on by Vanguard Culture that was geared towards bringing together some of the nation's most talented Chef's to create their own Ceviche. Each Chef brought their own style and culinary ability to life this evening as they battled to win the top three slots at Round Two in late April.  The dishes were incredible and I was more than happy to photograph them to show my support. 

The 14th Factory, Los Angeles April 2017

Last year, I was able to venture up to Los Angeles a few times to visit some incredible museums, but this space was hands down the most fascinating concept I have ever experienced. The 14th Factory was founded by Simon Birch, in hopes of representing various messages through contemporary art installations that were all created in an old factory warehouse space. It was generated in a neighborhood that would usually be considered torn down and unsafe for anyone to just "take a stroll through". Once we were admitted, we followed the very specific path through corridors to experience each installation. There was various media used for each one, and the artists are truly talented for being able to create such colorful and eclectic work. The curation of the space and the emotional attachment to each part was the most powerful thing for me, in terms of what I enjoyed most. They shut down after a few months of letting the public experience the space, but they continue on utilizing worn down, spacious structures to implement these incredible works around the world. I that recommend anyone who has the chance to see this traveling museum, takes the opportunity to do so. 

Vanguard Culture Presents: An Artist @ The Table with Shinpei Takeda, October 2017

I've been working with a wonderful non-profit organization called Vanguard Culture that promotes collaboration of various artistic industries since June of 2017 . During the duration of this partnership I have been asked to document some amazing events, but my favorite are the quarterly "An Artist @ The Table" series. Each dinner is located in a beautiful home where the owners have opened up their space to us to use as a platform for the dining experience. We bring in amazing Chefs to prepare the meals and each dinner features an Artist for the guests to converse with while they dine.

This particular dinner featured an artist named Shinpei Takeda, who does incredible installation and documentary work. The Chef we brought in for this one is named Jason Fullilove who recently opened up his own restaurant in Los Angeles called Barbara Jean LA. 

Wonderspaces 2017

Anyone in San Diego during the summer of 2017 most likely heard of this pop-up contemporary art museum called "Wonderspaces", which was located in Mission Valley. The space was set in an open lot, which gave them ample ability to create multiple narratives for the guests to immerse themselves in. Many of the installations had either a message or an interactive activity to enjoy when you walked into them. I was fascinated by the idea behind this particular pop-up because it  looked like just one large tent from the outside but once you walked in, it became so much more. It was a pleasure to attend and document and I look forward to see where their next location will be.