REFINE THE SHAPE: ADMISSIONS FROM THE CHAOS THEATRE

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GROUP EXHIBITION

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REFINE THE SHAPE: Admissions From The Chaos Theatre is an abstract exhibition that centers on Los Angeles’ counterculture and fringe art-scene-guru, Vito Paulekas. Curated by John Ledbetter and presented in association with DVNTV.

INCLUDING

Throw Me Like Clay (video installation) by John Ledbetter + John Gruber

Satanic Meal LP (12″ vinyl) produced by Christopher Mosley

It’s All True (text) by John Ledbetter


WHO IS VITO PAULEKAS?  

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WHAT ARE THE FREAKS?

What follows are a few videos highlighting what began as the 1960’s Freak fringe societies before being infiltrated by intelligence agencies, diluted of their social impact and finally reduced to the silly-frilly, trippy-hippie LSD bathed counterculturists that basic cable history stations love playing into the ground.


VITO & SZOU PAULEKAS ON WHICKERS WORLD | Alan Whicker, 1966


MONDO BIZARRO: VITO PAULEKAS | Lee Frost, 1966


YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT | Barry Feinstein, 1968


To request a proposal, REEK’s curriculum viate or more information about REFINE THE SHAPE: Admissions From The Chaos Theatre, please use this form.


FOUNDER’S STATEMENT

REEK is as exclusive as the day is long and absolutely loves it and intends on keeping it just exactly that way for ever and ever & ever. Today’s marginalized art market is awash in a we-are-all-creatives! false positive mediocrity so here we find ourselves with the pointed obligation to disrupt the further exchange or sale of boring, stale and obligatory… little a … small r… tiny t…

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