Like A Rainbow The paintings of Ariana Papademetropoulos are portals—prismatic dreamscapes in which floating bubbles contain other worlds, mythical beings and mysterious lights appear, and gems and flowers gaze back at us. With The Emerald Tablet, a solo exhibition and curatorial project on view at Jeffrey Deitch Hollywood through October 23, the gallery itself has become a portal. Featuring five large new paintings by Papademetropoulos plus works by 25 other artists, The Emerald Tablet is inspired by LA’s identity as a nexus of fantasy and spiritual seeking. Theosophy, the esoteric system that flourished in early Hollywood and has resurged with the recent rediscoveries of the artists Agnes Pelton and Hilma af Klint, is threaded throughout. Papademetropoulos named The Emerald Tablet for the ancient alchemical text that inspired the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz—whose author L. Frank Baum was a Theosophist.
Avid Group to Release Remastered JUDY at CARNEGIE HALL Album in 2022 To commemorate Judy Garland’s centenary in June 2022, Avid Entertainment Ltd just announced the release of the double-CD set, Judy at Carnegie Hall, on February 4, 2022. Based on the best-selling and Grammy Award-winning LP of the same name, the set presents her historic concert at Carnegie Hall, New York on April 23, 1961, remastered by audio engineer, Nick Dellow. For the first time, Garland’s concert performance has been properly pitched across the entire recording (the original LP runs slightly sharp), giving her voice – and the orchestra under the direction of Mort Lindsey – greater depth, intimacy and “pow,” as Garland put it in a 1961 Life Magazine profile. The show takes on a whole new life as a result of this remastering, allowing listeners to experience the concert as if for the first time. Garland’s voice is richer, the brass is crisper, and the bass is fuller. In addition to the original liner notes, the set includes new notes by award-winning Garland historian Lawrence Schulman, recent remarks by Jim Silke, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover for Judy at Carnegie Hall, and rare photos from the concert. No stone has been left unturned to make this new set the go-to Garland Carnegie Hall.