GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. – To boldly go where no art gallery has gone beforePosted 1:37 pm on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
On December 8, 2012, the Nerd Reactor crew and I went to check out a unique exhibit called GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. located on the 11th Floor at LA MART in Los Angeles. See, even the title is unique. I wasn’t sure what to make of the event produced by cARTel, but after checking it out, I had a better understanding of it. Just imagine a science-inspired art gallery/party filled with many different activities, food, drinks, music, and Bill Nye streaming live (I arrived late, so I wasn’t able to check it out).
The event had 15 art installations featuring over 20 artists and a dozen musical acts. It also had gourmet food from Starry Kitchen, Cakes Come True and Cali Banh Mi. I tried Starry Kitchen, and even though it was pricey, I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t pay again for the price though.
In the grab bag I received a bag of space ice cream called Astronaut Ice Cream Neapolitan. I never tried space food before, so I was really curious as to how it tasted. It was a weird taste, but I couldn’t stop eating it. I guess I wanted to pretend I was an astronaut.
There were many art installations, but the few that caught my attention were the ones including the “Wormhole” installation by Fauna Force, “Using the Imagination” by Black Light King, and the “Walk on Planet Art” by Frank Rozasy. The “Walk on Planet Art” has a very cool concept. Talking to Frank, he told us that his idea came about how art is always hung up on walls and something that shouldn’t be messed with. He flips that idea around and I welcomed it.
Check out the gallery below. The image quality isn’t that great (I took the photos with my phone).
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.