Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) presented its third edition at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from January 19-22. The opening night of the fair was filled with drama and suspense as crowds gathered to watch artist Judy Chicago and participants from Materials & Applications transform twenty-five tons of dry ice into an environment of fog illuminated at dusk by road flares. This installation unveiled Sublime Environments, a recreation of the public art installation Disappearing Environments originally performed by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr in 1968. It also kicked off the eleven-day Performance and Public Art Festival sponsored by the Pacific Standard Time initiative.
Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications, Sublime Environment, 2012. Photo: Donald Woodman. Courtesy Pacific Standard Time.