A curated collection of Bendix Building art spaces will create a drive-through art show dubbed “High Beams” on the parking lot across from the building on Sept. 5, 2020, from 8-10pm. The one-night-only outdoor exhibition on the parking lot roof at 401 E. 12th St. will allow people to physically see art from the safety and comfort of their cars.

Dani Dodge, ”Walk to the Light” – Video Image still, Variable dimensions Time: 1 minute 8 seconds, 2018

Art lovers are encouraged to view the works online first, then drive to the Fashion District (where the Bendix Building is located), to see the art in person through their car windows. Upon entering the parking lot (across from the Bendix Building), guests will be guided through the exhibition as they drive through the exhibit, and then depart.

Many well known Los Angeles artists have contributed to the exhibition. Among the art that will be shown are a collection of more than two dozen lawn ornaments, lighted sculptures, furniture covered in plush animal toy fur, unscripted performance art, videos and art that recreates the idea of the traffic cone. 

The rooftop exhibition will be the culmination of a day of virtual programming created by the  participating spaces including events, gallery walk throughs, and artist talks. Guests can visit the directory on the HighBeams.Art website throughout the day of the exhibition to view virtual programming that represents the work and artists being shown at each physical location.

This will be the first of a series of ongoing alternative exhibitions organized by a curatorial group of Bendix Building artists that includes Carl Baratta, Katya Usvitsky (TSALA); Debra Broz, Emily Blythe Jones (MVP); Molly Schulman (MVP and Maiden LA); Dani Dodge, Alanna Marcelletti, Sean Noyce, Max Presneill (Durden and Ray). 

Participating art spaces include: Durden and Ray, Gallery ALSO (hosted by TSALA), Last Ditch, Maiden LA, Monte Vista Projects, Sea Farm City, Track 16, TSALA, ViCA, and 515.

The event takes place from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. High Beams #1 is located at Maple Plaza Parking Garage, 401 E. 12th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015; https://www.highbeams.art/