Multi-Artist Installation "Flutter" Embodies Playfulness

Leah Guadagnoli’s Special Occasion at “Flutter,” an interactive, long-term pop-up inside a Los Angeles building running until November 1. All wallpaper created by Flavor Paper. Photography by John Linden.

“I’ve been reading about art’s transformative powers, so my intention is to create not only an environment that makes it accessible to all but also an impactful business that does good,” Chris Dowson states. The result is “Flutter,” his immersive multi-artist, multi-room installation occupying a central La Brea building in Los Angeles, a portion of pro­ceeds from its $28 entry ticket going to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. To curate, Dowson turned to Karen Robinovitz, who selected 15 contemporary artists—Liz Collins and Saya Woolfalk, among them—whose work embodies playfulness. In fact, the theme for this iteration of “Flutter” is play date. Robinovitz also partnered with Flavor Paper to turn some of the works into wallpaper editions, which can be purchased. After six months, a new theme and roster of artists will take over.

Leah Guadagnoli’s Special Occasion, which has Velcro-backed wall shapes that visitors can reposition and a sofa upholstered in fabric she designed. Photography by John Linden.
Katie Stout’s silk-covered figures in her Worm Store. Photography by John Linden.
Dozens of paint- and resin-covered foam balls and custom Flavor Paper wallpaper compose Sphere Stack, Town and Concrete founder Cyril Lancelin’s room. Photography by John Linden.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Katie Stout's room at Flutter. Photography by John Linden.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Katie Stout's room at Flutter. Photography by John Linden.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Liz Collins's room at Flutter. Photography by John Linden.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Saya Woolfalk's room at Flutter. Photography by John Linden.

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