Visual Art

NOISE: Art Gets Loud at Black Lodge

Last weekend, in the non-descript hole in a wall on Eastlake Ave. that is the Black Lodge, visual artists and musicians joined forces to bring two consecutive nights of sensory art overload.  Curated by Margot Bird and Nils Peterson – visual artist and musician, respectively – the show consisted of works by – among many others – Troy Gua, Adi Maya, Midday Veil, Hache Bellizzio, and Casey Doherty.


Playfully graphic artwork by Hache Bellazzio occupied a corner where Bellazzio later performed an instrumental noise set.


Troy Gua is always up to something new – here he uitilized lights and mirrors for his mini-installation titled “The Television Light from a Suburban Cul-de-Sac Concentrated in to One Cubic Foot and Reflected in to Infinity July 20, 1969”.  Below, one of his paintings is displayed in the hallway of the venue.


Much of the work on display encouraged viewer participation in order to elicit sound effects and/or noise from visual pieces.


Margot Bird’s “Treasure Hunt in the Sacrificial Pool” shared a wall with a pair of tondo paintings by Jody Joldersma. 


Midday Veil ended the second night with a sage smudge cleansing that happened to be the perfect compliment to their entrancing set of psych rock.