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Chain Letter

CHAIN LETTER

Curated by Doug Harvey & Christian Cummings
August 20 - August 31, 2006

High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, presents CHAIN LETTER an unprecedented and unparalleled group exhibition featuring 233 contemporary works of art.
Responding to a chain email (read: LETTER), nearly two hundred artists from Southern California, trekked to Los Angeles’ Chinatown on Sunday, August 20, to participate in a ten hour installation of their work, along with artworks by others who mailed in work from other parts of the country. In keeping with a low-tech, word of mouth spirit, the great diversity found among the works exhibited, is complemented by the curatorial aim to evoke a wide array of contrasts and echoes from this inclusive end of summer extravaganza.

The public were invited to view this impromptu and robust survey of artworks from Los Angeles and beyond, for a limited time only. The exhibition closed on August 31, 2006, with an all-day deinstallation and special performance, entitled “Welcome Matt” by BS International.

WE TURNED THE ART WORLD
PYRAMID SCHEME UPSIDE-DOWN
TO SEE WHAT WOULD FALL OUT