Thursday, July 06, 2006

The new exhibition Brave New World celebrates the work of trailblazing filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist Jack Smith - a man whose '60s cinema defined the word "transgressive." In his honor, contemporary artists Zackary Drucker, Candice Lin, Lisa Oppenheim, and Mark Verabioff use Smith's decadent themes as a starting point for their own startling works. In conjunction with the exhibit, Lizabeth Oliveria presents a rare screening of Smith's notorious, and oft-banned 1963 film Flaming Creatures. In the course of 45 minutes, the film achieves much of what directors like Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, and John Waters spent entire careers trying to express.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery is at 2712 S La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, 310.837.1073

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