Larry Madrigal: How Dare We Now Live | Robert Yarber: The Ayahuasca Drawings 👀

1700 S Santa Fe Avenue, #160, Los Angeles 90021
Oct 28, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Dec 04, 2021
Reception on October 28, 6-8pm

Larry Madrigal: How Dare We Now Live
Los Angeles • Opens October 28
October 28 – December 4, 2021

How Dare We Now Live, Larry Madrigal’s second solo exhibition with Nicodim, champions the struggle and comedy of staying together when all external pressures are angling to keep us apart. Madrigal’s genius lies in the candid awareness that he is far from genius, and that there is just as much drama and valor in a tender moment with his spouse or child as there is in the toppling of King Charles X.
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Robert Yarber: The Ayahuasca Drawings
Los Angeles • Opens October 28
October 28 – December 4, 2021

It’s not a secret that Robert Yarber has always been a psychonaut. His practice embraces deeper understandings of the human condition from his own altered state, be it achieved through meditation or entheogenic substances. In 2005, Yarber boarded a boat for Iquitos, Peru, and met with a shaman for three Ayahuasca ceremonies over the course of two weeks. The decoction sent him messages, introduced him to energies and beings from other dimensions. He conversed with the cosmocreators, the magicians who constructed the universe, but also burlesque pranksters and bumbling idiots. “I saw the Virgin Mary, I saw Porky Pig,” he says. Through drawing, sketching, writing, and meditation, he attempted to decipher the meaning of it all, a blueprint for the collective consciousness, but most of all his own.