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Evanescence of a dream / : a mixed media installation by Victoria Arriola

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - May 29 @ 4:00 PM




This exhibition will be viewable only in-person at limited capacity (45 minutes per visit, no more than 5 visitors per group) from April 17-May 29, 2021 at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50 | Highland Park, CA 90042. For questions, please email avenue50studio@gmail.com or call (323)258-1435.

Free parking is available behind the building. Please enter through the dirt road driveway along the train tracks. The gallery is also walking distance from the Highland Park Metro Gold Line Station, and Dash and Metro bus lines.

Appointment Schedule with the Gallery:
2:00 or 3:00PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays
Please use the scheduling calendar below. Do not schedule appointments with the gallery via email. Thank you.

Private Viewings with the Artist (Victoria Arriola):
10:30AM or 11:30AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or [some] Saturdays
Please use the scheduling calendar below, or email the artist directly at victoria.arriola@gmail.com.


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Evanescence of a dream / : a mixed media installation by Victoria Arriola

(the quality of being fleeting or vanishing quickly)

1: Remembered_unremembered  /  14 minute video

2: Water makes many beds /  video

3: Faint murmurings /  panels

Evanescence of a Dream, provides a look into the ethereal and intimate world that Victoria has documented over the past five years, which visualizes the fluid interaction between human consciousness, nature and their mutual impermanence. In 2016, she began filming a series of videos that recorded the starkly different terrains of Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Turkey, England and California. In a dream-like narrative of fragmented memories, she combines footage of the elusive aspects of the natural world found within the trappings of civilization. The movement of light and the sound of the wind evoke a hypnotic, disturbing, yet healing, voyage where dreams appear, vanish and reappear. A tension of opposites, both conscious and unconscious, provide a contemplative glimpse of a hazy, trance-like journey of joy, youth, aging, loss, death and rebirth. The work, thusly connects passages of time, intertwined memories, and visions remembered and unremembered.

Simultaneously, Victoria collected used tea-bags from friends and family in her community (known for years as the Teabag Project). The individual bags were transformed into large, flowing scrims, that serve as shroud-like portals and visible traces of collective story-telling.

Victoria Arriola, a second generation Hispanic, was raised in Highland Park. She is a mixed media visual artist, art director, designer, adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, USC, and a Fulbright guest lecturer at the Danish School for Media and Journalism in Copenhagen, Denmark. Greatly inspired by her second home, Denmark (and much time spent in Iceland), her artwork focuses on the beauty and mystery found in decay. This body of work was completed during Covid.

Thank you to the LA County Dept. of Arts & Culture for helping us make this programming possible!


April 17 @ 10:00 AM
May 29 @ 4:00 PM
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Avenue 50 Studio
Victoria Arriola


Avenue 50 Studio
131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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