Curatorial and Musical Duo Toaster Music Creates New Multi-Media Experience at the Arts Month LB celebration in Bixby Knolls
Curatorial and musical duo Toaster Music is presenting a new multi-media experience at the Expo Arts Center on October 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, as part of the Arts Month LB celebration in Bixby Knolls. Produced in partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, the experience will include projected video art created by Sander Roscoe Wolff, improvised electronic music by Toaster Music with special guests Britt J and Steve Proctor, and the dancers of Maha and Company. It will also include an exhibition of new oil paintings by Anita Sinclair.
Sinclair earned a BFA from CSULB, an MFA from CSU Fullerton, and studied forensic facial reconstruction at Case Western Reserve Medical School. She’s worked as a commercial sculptor, in the mid-90s convinced the Long Beach PRM to rescue the ceramics program, and has worked tirelessly to preserve it ever since. Her new work is a series of biomorphic abstractions, drawing on biological shapes and forms for inspiration.
“I collect interesting visual odds and ends like a magpie,” Sinclair said in a statement. “The material comes from anatomy, botany, cells, pathology, sea life, and insects. I then add my own funky spin by re-contextualizing them.
“Pathology slides assist in confirming diagnoses of diseased tissue. Even though they reference our frailty, they are quite beautiful to look at. It is this dichotomy that compels me (beauty and decay, attraction and repulsion, clarity and obscurity, conception and death). Images from these slides are given rich sumptuous surfaces using thickly applied, densely pigmented oil paint. My intention is to create experiences for the viewer that evoke curiosity and encourage further inquiry.”
Joining Toaster Music in the music performance is Britt J, a singer, songwriter and performer who has opened for Glasses Malone and Akon, and appeared in music videos with Nelly and Furgie. She’ll be free-styling throughout the evening. Steve Proctor, best known as the musical genius behind Hardknox, will also be sitting in.
Toaster Music is Sumako, and Sander Roscoe Wolff. They’ve been performing and co-curating art for nearly 10 years, and have participated in the Santa Ana Noise Fest, Live After Five, the Patchwork Festival, and the Long Beach Zombie Walk Music and Art Festival.
The Expo Arts Center is located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue, in Long Beach, CA.