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Lia Halloran and Kip Thorne talk and book signing with Jesse Damiani




Saturday, 16 December 2023
Saturday, 16 December 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In conjunction with her current solo exhibition, Warped SideLia Halloran and Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Kip Thorne are joined by curator and writer Jesse Damiani to discuss their 13-year collaborative odyssey which resulted in The Warped Side of Our Universe — An Odyssey Through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves. The book, published by Norton/Liveright and released this past October, features Thorne’s poetry and Halloran’s original art to create a new type of book that is a “shape-shifting pageant of art, science, and poetry” and doubles as a vehicle for communicating major scientific breakthroughs of our time.

The paintings presented in this exhibition are a cumulation of the friendship and collaboration between Halloran and Thorne to mobilize science, art, and poetry to explore aspects of the universe that many people are curious about: black holes, wormholes, and other strange phenomena. The exhibition features a selection of paintings published in the book alongside new, larger-scaled works representing an expanded view of each chapter in the book.

Following the talk Halloran and Thorne will sign copies of their book, The Warped Side of Our Universe. The gallery will have limited copies of the book available for purchase, which you can preorder by contacting the gallery. You can also purchase it through Amazon and other fine booksellers and bring it with you.

This event will begin promptly at 2:00pm and seating is limited. Reserve your seat today using the link below.


Artist ( Description ): 

Lia Halloran was born in 1977 in Chicago, IL, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Halloran received a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999 and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 2001. She is the recipient of various awards including a 2021 residency at Caltech/ Huntington Program, a C.O.L.A Master Art Fellowship in 2020; 2018 LUX Art Institute Artist Residency and exhibition, Encinitas, CA; 2018 Artist Residency at the American Natural History Museum Astrophysics Department, New York, NY; 2018 Pioneer Works Artist in Residency, Brooklyn, NY; and a 2016 Art Works Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for the project Your Body is a Space that Sees. Halloran’s work is held in the public collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY; Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; Microsoft Art Collection, San Francisco, CA; Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA; Simons Foundation, New York; among others. Solo exhibitions of Halloran’s work have been held at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA; ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA; University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, MD; LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech, Pasadena, CA (permanent installation); the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR, and in partnership with the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, large scale installations at  LAX Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, Los Angeles, CA; among others. Halloran has been profiled in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, ArtNews, and New York Magazine. 

The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves by Lia Halloran and Kip Thorne, published by Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton Company, New York, was released October 31, 2023. The book is available for purchase on Amazon and other bookstores. A limited number of signed books will be available for purchase at the gallery.

Venue ( Address ): 

1110 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

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