The Challenge

Mirroring the Bradbury Building— the oldest commercial building in LA’s central city and notorious architectural treasure— a storefront comes alive with the works of Lena Daly. With the dark emerges Nightlife: an installation of video projection mapped onto sculptural objects integrating light and sound.

The Solution

The phosphorescent sculptures interact and respond to uv‐light by glowing— appearing fluorescent in low light. Daly’s miniature worlds emit transference to the colossal through an interplay of light and sound. Hypersonic speakers use ultrasound to magnify each piece and are audible only when in close proximity to the sculptural scene. A hydrophone field recording of coral and sea life draws viewer intimacy, with each environment sporadically placed to suggest a cavernous vessel for discovery.

The Artist

Lena Daly (b.1986 Charleston, South Carolina) holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MFA from The University of Southern California in 2015 and attended the Mountain School of Art in Los Angeles in 2011. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; the Film Sector of Art Basel Miami Beach, 2016; Balice Hertling, Paris, FR; Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The New Wright Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Café Hardcore Metaphor, Estonia and Garten Studio, Berlin, Germany. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.