Gary Baseman and others get all performative

Gary Baseman, Hide and Seek in the
Forest of ChouChou
, 2007

The under-promoted ArtWalk 2010, happening on the Miracle Mile all day and into the night this Saturday, will include a few interesting performances. “Pervasive artist” Gary Baseman collaborates with dancer/choreographer Sarah Elgart and singer-songwriter Carina Round to present Giggle and Pop!, an interactive work inspired by characters from Baseman’s paintings (like the one above). Taking place in the artist’s favorite childhood haunt, the La Brea Tar Pits, Giggle and Pop!, much like Baseman’s static work, aims to engage a wider audience through warmth and whimsy. He is also fond of giving his art away to participants, so if you find yourself swept into a dance, you may also come out owning a limited edition sash or print.

The ArtWalk schedule also mentions a sign-spinning performance by recent Otis Public Practice MFA Andrea Dominguez, a hat workshop with Slanguage, and sound works by SASSAS soundShoppe to accompany Meeson Pae Yang’s sculptural installation.

LAST-MINUTE UPDATE: OJO will do an interactive musical performance at the ArtWalk After Party, taking place 9pm to midnight at Petersen Automotive Museum Penthouse. A steep $25 admission fee gets you access to an open bar, at least.

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