Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Art of Alchemy & Rain Machine Going On Now

The Art of Alchemy
October 11, 2016–February 12, 2017
The Getty Center
Free, Must RSVP 

Please do yourself a favor and walk around The Getty until you encounter the new exhibit The Art of Alchemy. This new exhibit is a look at the early ideas of what chemistry would become with a heavy dose of illustrated ideas. Though much of the art is practical science, for the time it was written and man trying to explain what people were composed of; it's not fire, air, water and earth, you'll see an almost magical look at how things work through and Alchemist's eyes.

You'll start out at very early ideals of Alchemy, trying to explain what matter is and composed of to metallurgy and simple chemical science to modern medicine and strangely enough paint. 

Some of the books there including one of astronomy need a modern day publishing for their intricate design and beauty.

Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall)
Young Projects Gallery
Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B230.
Open 11am to 5pm
Tuesday through Friday until February 17, 2017.
Admission is free

No, this isn't the Rain Room at LACMA. This is a whole different other piece based on the work of Andy Warhol with a revised idea using algorithmic digital rain. You can wander in and feel like you're going back outside a projectors plant you inside a rainy day indoors.

Rain droplets are all digital here, but none are quite the same as a computer algorithm has them dropping at a different pace thanks to the artist Refik Anadol.

In the background you'll hear the sound of piano keys like drops of rain.

In the very back is what's left of Andy Warhol's original piece which the rest of the idea is based on. Lenticular sunflowers images are stacked on top of each other creating a false feeling of outside.

The piece create a sense of calm, like falling asleep with the rain outside, but you happen to be inside,

More The Art of Alchemy photos