Befitting a year that rings in under a full moon, the first West Coast installation by New York rising star Gazoo ToTheMoon opens at East Hollywood’s de Plume Gallery in January 2018.
In the vein of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at The Broad, Gazoo’s “Gateway to the Moon” installation will transport visitors into a 360° retro-future dimension created from tape, lighting, and sound. The sold-out successes of Infinity Mirrors, 29 Rooms by Refinery29, and DTLA’s Happy Place demonstrate the tremendous appetite of the LA arts community and the public at large for large-scale installation art.
Gazoo is an installation artist, painter, and designer whose work has been featured nationally. He exploded onto the New York art scene in 2012 with his trademark To The Moon ^ tag since appearing on streets and gallery walls from Brooklyn to Miami to Los Angeles. In 2017, his work was commissioned by Complex Con, Facebook, and Steve Aoki. Raised on the Antillean island of Montserrat, he lives and works primarily in New York.
“Gateway to the Moon” opens January 20, 2018 and will run until February 10 at de Plume Gallery in East Hollywood. De Plume opened in November 2017 with a group exhibition, “The Intro,” showing international emerging talent. “Gateway To The Moon” is de Plume’s first solo exhibition.
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