La La La : Sarah Bowser and Teryn Brown
What song can you sing when you have no words? When bleary confusion melts into muddled bliss, three syllables suffice to sum up this feeling of dizzy elation: LA, LA, and LA. Teryn Brown and Sarah Bowser’s summer installation at Classic Cars West will manifest these questions and states of cheeky ataraxia in the form of 3D works, paintings and fanciful structures. With an opening reception on July 20th, a First Fridays event on August 3rd, and a closing party on August 23rd, LA LA LA will be a cozy refrain that accompanies viewers throughout an imagined realm where you don’t have to be anything but free, and everything is a joke – the good kind that punches up.
LA LA LA is two best friends joining forces with all who “pray in the church of universal harmony, who swim and sing and get drunk in the sunshine, who smell flowers and take care of animals”. LA LA LA is a manic mantra chanted with sticky fingers in both ears to forget the artificial structures that restrict life to the sterile and quantifiable.
LA LA LA is a cock-eyed haven created by two best friends fighting with song and color against the spiritual decay of the hypermundane and its attendant horrors. It is an audacious celebration of friendship and folly as tactics for making the suits quiver in their boots for the beige future they think we all deserve.