March 20th to May 30th, 2021
Free and open to the public seven days a week.
The Lost Warhols Gallery Space, 6th Floor.
Social Connecting is a multimedia experience aimed at creating homage to the LA nightlife. The exhibition showcases visuals and sounds of those who frequented the ‘hot spots’ the city had to offer pre-COVID-19 such as Chateau Marmont, Delilah’s and many more. It is a testament to a dwindling era and maybe to what one might experience again in the future. At the present it is, in a twisted way, an extinct reality with contrasting nuances to today’s practices under the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
Utilizing hundreds of photographs he has taken in the span of four years prior to the pandemic outbreak, artist Ty Joseph reestablishes a way to see and hear the people he was used to engaging with after dark in the zesty Hollywood nightlife. Through the images and sounds of his milieu he shares this experience intimately with the visitors of the show under the current COVID-19 social distancing norms. In this pairing of video and audio mediums, Ty also demonstrates a more current and personal perspective on isolation and the creative process during the pandemic in a series of short docu-films called 1-Minute Inspiration.
The multimedia exhibit is accompanied by a vast collection of Ty’s paintings from the same three-year period. Many of these paintings are a mix of abstract and figurative demonstrations of Ty’s evolution as an artist, shaping a stark and novel identity for both himself and his paintings.