The Circus Is Back in Town
The good people at Ghettogloss have been responsible for some of the most circuslike art/music antics in Eastside hipster history -- and they're about to inaugurate one more. After moving to a new location, in the vintage stucco-and-neon architecture of Eagle Rock's historic Connors Plumbing Building, this weekend they're relaunching the gallery/boutique devoted to their famous three-ring shenanigans. Ghettogloss gave L.A. such cultural high-wire acts as the Bronx Zoo drawing club, the I Got Big Balls art show (held at a golf club) and the monthly Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage Flea, whose vendors now populate the gallery's revamped boutique. Tonight's opening also includes a smashing show of paintings from Fiora Bee's "TIGHTROPE" series, complete with absinthe popsicles and other thematic merriment. The paintings themselves capture the cultivated chaos, stylish decadence and dark romance that makes Ghettogloss such a good time, featuring a cast of elegant divas, star showers and viney wilderness spinning around a delicate center that barely holds -- but does. It's an apt metaphor for the whole Ghettogloss ethos, which will always be about running away and joining the circus without ever leaving home. Ghettogloss, 4680 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock; Sat., June 15, 8 p.m.-mid.; free. (323) 871-8100, ghettogloss.com.
Sat., June 15, 8 p.m., 2013
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