Los Angeles – On Saturday night, The Rooftop Session at Siren Studios presented mixed media phenomena, James Georgopoulos. For his latest journey, Hollywood Arsenal, Georgopoulos combines unique and extremely large silver gelatin prints with elegant multi-layered fields of acrylic paint.
The show was curated by William Turner Gallery Director Robert Brander, and Directed by founder of The Art Reserve Eli Consilvio. Proceeds from the event will benefit 501 (c) 3 non-profit The Art of Elysium.
A little about Mr. Georgopoulos: He has amassed Hollywood’s most notorious arsenal in one location and has photographed famous cinematic guns along with a selection of motion picture cameras used to record some of the most celebrated film and television shows ever made. The guns shown include those used by Al Pacino in SCARFACE, Lady Gaga in the music video for “Born This Way,” John Travolta in PULP FICTION, Clint Eastwood in DIRTY HARRY, Arnold Schwarzenegger in TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, John Malkovich in RED, Angelina Jolie in SALT, and others.
Georgopoulos has worked with luminaries such as Oliver Stone, Zack Snyder, Richard Branson, and Eddie Sotto at Disney Imagineering.
In today’s culture, the camera and gun have developed synonymous characteristics, which Georgopoulos explores. Both symbolize strength and integrity, and have the ability to protect and take away freedoms; they can alter history, and have the power to threaten and destroy lives. They can lead to success, money and power; but are merely tools used to accomplish these ends at the hands of an operator. Georgopoulos challenges the viewer to examine their relationship with the entertainment industry, gun culture and the exposure that comes with fame and power.
Hollywood Arsenal will benefit The Art of Elysium, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Founded in 1997 by Jennifer Howell, the group encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. The Art of Elysium provides artistic workshops in acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing. They work with numerous hospitals and hospices throughout Los Angeles, California and began servicing hospitals in New York, New York in 2009.
The Rooftop Sessions at Siren Studios highlight some of Southern California’s most inspired talents by offering an exhibition platform to Los Angeles based artists and curators of all disciplines.
If you missed this one, be on the lookout for a new presentation in December!