The darker side of Hollywood in a 35mm exhibition
Showcasing the not so glamours side of Tinsel Town, The Art of Elysium: Salon in LA, will be debuting an art exhibition entitled 'Hollywood'. Describing its motive as being a reflection of 'Hollywood in a less than perfect light' the artist Quam Odunsi explains “The tinsel town of Hollywood is not unlike a fallow field land that a creative dreamer plows but does not cultivate for one or more seasons to allow the field to become more fertile again. The practice of leaving field fallow dates back to ancient times when farmers realised that using soil over and over again depleted its nutrients. A three-field rotation system was used in medieval times in which one field was always fallow.”
Stripped down of it's infamous glitz and glamour, the images are being reflected into a cinematic form of 35mm Polariod and Super 8mm films. Placing them in a more visible form they are displayed in acrylic cases and illuminated on light boxes. The charity organisation which artist, filmmaker, director and writer, James Franco has been strongly involved in, will debut the exhibition on Thursday March 31st.