Plantasia at the Getty Center, September 7. Free, 3–9 p.m.
Celebrate California plant culture with a special program inspired by 1970s Los Angeles and Plantasia, the iconic album made for plants and the people who love them. Worldwide curiosities guide Atlas Obscura and Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones Records teams up with the Getty’s Ever Present series to delve into the plant-centric cultural movement behind Mort Garson’s 1976 cult-classic electronic album Mother Earth’s Plantasia. Join us for a day filled with music, workshops, and presentations that explore the influence of plants on art and culture in Los Angeles.
As part of Plantasia, Lyra Kilston, author of Sunseekers: The Cure of California, presents an illustrated, incomplete history of local vegetarian evangelists, from the late 19th century forward. Time TBA.
– Talk at the Architecture & Beyond series held at the Los Feliz library. November, 2019. Details TBA
L.A. Weekly’s “Top 5 Art Books of the Summer”
Vogue España, issue no. 68, “La Tierra del Sol”
Hauser & Wirth’s URSULA magazine
Zócalo Public Square “Chasing the Sun’s Medicinal Rays”
KCHUNG Radio broadcast: Hour-long conversation on Paul Pescador’s show, “9am”
Excerpt in Palm Springs Life magazine: “I Obey the Laws of Nature” (On Palm Canyon hermit William Pester)
Excerpt in KCET’s Artbound: “Philip Lovell: The Eccentric Health Guru Behind Neutra’s Lovell Health House”
Excerpt in Cabinet magazine
Talk at the LA Art Book Fair as part of The Classroom: a running series of informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. Saturday, April 13. Followed by a cover of Eden Ahbez’ “Nature Boy” performed by Jess Cornelius.
Talk and book signing: “Built for Health” at Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 23, 2019
Book signing at Frieze LA, Saturday, February 16 as part of the Acid-Free Art Book Fair
February 9, 2019: LAUNCH and signing at the Richard Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake
Artist Talk with Noémie Goudal & Lyra Kilston, moderated by Asha Bukojemsky
October 6, 2018 at the Neutra VDL House. Organized by Susannah Tantemsapya/Creative Migration.