Saturday, the SF MOMA‘s having a free opening reception for a new installation by Philadelphia artist Max Lawrence in the Natoma Alley off New Montgomery. Lawrence’s installation is billed as a “self-sustaining light orchestra,” which is located in the SF MOMA Museum Garage windows between Minna and Natoma. On the local front, Saturday’s show will also feature music from SF’s The Baths and Double Brainbow (Hunx and His Punx, Jonesin’). Free refreshments, too (if you value booze more than art, you phillistine).
More about the artist:
Lawrenceâ€™s installations boast the lo-fi sentiments of the Chuck-E-Cheese band executed with the homemade, maddening ingenuity of the Unabomber. Fed up with musicianship and the uncertain nature of the human race, Lawrence turns to machines to do his musical bidding. From touch synthesizer lion heads that react to the ph balance of your skin, to beaded belts that control drum machines, Lawrence invites you into a darker version of Pee Weeâ€™s Playhouse. Lawrenceâ€™s themes of haphazard dichotomies have manifested themselves in electronics and musical instruments, reminding us that chaos and symmetry are both beautiful and intertwined.
Pictures of previous works below: