St. Sebastian Tom Sawyer Cathy Mishima Expo 67: Cig Dome 97

St. Sebastian Tom Sawyer Cathy Mishima Expo 67

POST, Los Angeles, October 1997

Cig-Dome '97 (1997) Intentionally collapsed geodesic dome constructed from filter-tip cigarettes and pipe cleaners

"The St. Sebastian Tom Sawyer Cathy Mishima Expo 67 installation was conceived as an experimental narrative circuit structurally analogous to any tragically-flawed-by-hubris utopian gesture, a ‘stations of the cross’ moving the viewer in a more-or-less counterclockwise loop in a deliberately non-coherent sequence of tableaux that relate in fits and starts to the titular thematic concerns. There were approximately sixteen discrete works included, including a miniature curated group show in one corner (with work by Tim Hawkinson, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Jeffrey Vallance, and others) alternately titled Culturally Natural and Naturally Cultural . There was an untitled school-project style Q-tip and Saran wrap model of Expo 67 and a soft pink upright cornucopia entitled Late Proposal for the American Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal Canada as well as several other elements."

Click here to read the DH essay on this installation written for the JOAAP book FAILURE!

Click here to read David Pagel's LA Times review of the show

St Sebastial Tom Sawyer Cathy Mishima Expo 67 Gallery