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‘Knock on Wood’ Installation Creates Superstitous Vibe

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — On October 5, Sean Noyce and Katya Usvitsky presented Knock on Wood, an interdisciplinary show that explored the objects and symbols that influence our behavior in a visceral way. On October 20 they are following up with their Artist Talk at Plummer Park Long Hall from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The work of variable dimensions includes glass domes, found objects (knife, safety pin, fabric, bread, ceramic plate, salt shaker, salt an d wire), a 3D camera, digital audio and projection. 

While Knock on Wood is relevant to most Americans, persons from the former Soviet Union will find a particular resonance with many of their works. Katya Usvitsky and Lena Wolek carry over many of the traditions from their Soviet upbringing, while participants Ilona Berger and Elizabeth Preger infuse their sensibilities as second-generation Russian-Americans, responding to the stories from the old country.

The work touches on personal superstitions about artifacts and rituals. 

Exhibit hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event and talk are supported by a grant from the City of West Hollywood.

For more information, please visit Knock on Wood or contact Andrew Campbell at (323) 848-6883.

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