LOS ANGELES GALLERY LETHAL AMOUNTS PRESENTS:
Debut Exhibit from Erica Weitz
Los Angeles gallery Lethal Amounts is proud to present the opening of Primordial Order, the very first solo exhibit by multi-disciplinary artist Erica Weitz. Opening night will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 7-10 PM. The exhibition is a conceptual series of photography produced using the wet plate collodion technique, one of the first forms of photography from the 1850’s, and one Weitz is completely self-taught in. In this alchemical darkroom process, light activated silver is directly exposed onto black metal plates
Primordial Order serves as an experimental deep dive into entropy. It’s a collection of 13 images depicting universal motion from order to chaos. It harnesses the power of alchemy and numerology to navigate the journey of bringing these concepts to life through photography. Numerically, the show starts at 1 being a single exposure representing order, 2 a double exposure, 3 a triple exposure and up to 13 exposures in an image showcasing chaos.
Weitz is a Los Angeles based artist who graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentrating in painting and photography. Working in the field of documentary photography, she has traveled extensively while continuing a painting practice. Her work centers around themes of archetypal symbolism, spirituality and the human psyche. Having thrown underground art shows for years, Weitz is thrilled to finally bring her work to a gallery setting.
ABOUT LETHAL AMOUNTS
Lethal Amounts inhabits a physical gallery space in downtown Los Angeles that features three exhibition rooms and over 2,500 sq. ft. The gallery focuses on subversive and counter culture themes throughout history, addressing the social and artistic value of underground movements while highlighting taboo topics. They showcase the extremes of individuals who have moved culture forwards, living on the edge and outside of societal norms. Rock ’n Roll of the past that has crossed over into pop culture fanaticism, street culture influences and cult hero worship. Artist who have shown in the gallery include Leee Black Childers (the house photographer for Andy Warhol’s Factory), famed punk rock photographer Edward Colver, Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Al Jourgensen, Psychic TV, John Wayne Gacy and more. Highlights from the past year include the “Nick Cave Smoking” exhibit, Shawn M. Crahan (of Slipknot’s) “His Whores Exhibit,” and an Anton LaVey event featuring an exhibit of photography and ephemera from the colorful, and notorious cultural icon.
“he has also championed people…...unconventional artists — many of them women, Latinx or LGBTQ — whose work is too provocative for more mainstream galleries.”
–The Los Angeles Times on Lethal Amounts owner Danny Fuentes
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