La Reina de Los Ángeles" opens Sunday with a DJ party and an after-hours outdoor screening of Chinatown.
Water, and its endless implications and reverberations across geography, ecology, politics, economics, industry and culture, is a perennially relevant and inspiring topic for artists and curators — especially in L.A., and especially now. In fact, art is in many ways better suited for an exploration of the nuances and paradoxes of our society's relationship to this life-giving resource. What better place for an interdisciplinary, topical exhibition than Descanso Gardens, a local botanical treasure with its own hydro-complexities. Featuring sculpture and installation from the intimate tactility of ceramics to the large-scale of scaffold — and excitingly occupying not only the gallery spaces but spread across the architecture and the entire grounds of the gardens — "