The Pyramid Show

September 15 - October 14, 2007

Monte Vista is pleased to announce The Pyramid Show, a truly monumental group show on a miniature scale. From the very first pyramids in ancient Egypt, to the glass pyramid of the Louvre, to the still-emerging mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, pyramids are among the most evocative and distinctive forms in the world. Their continued use as architectural and visual motifs in contemporary culture testifies to their lasting allure. They have long been potent multivalent symbols, representing, among other things, power, divinity, wealth, exoticism, human triumph, nature’s perfection, and the occult. The Pyramid Show celebrates the richness of pyramid lore
by presenting an exhibition of more than 30 artists, offering the pyramid as common ground to connect their diverse work.

The artists gathered together for The Pyramid Show have exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally. For many of them, this will be their first pyramid-themed show. This is the second exhibition at Monte Vista, an artist-run space in Highland Park. The Pyramid Show was co-curated by Noah Peffer and Frank Chang.

The Pyramid Show opens on Saturday, September 15th, from 7-10 pm and will continue until October 14th, 2007.

Pyramid show artists are:

Yuki Ando
Raul Paulino Baltazar Lara Bank
Sadie Barnette
Chris Bassett
Dan Bayles
Alisa Benfey
Becky Brister
Jeff Cain
Frank Chang Marcus Civin
Irina Contreras
Mike Cronin
April Day
Chelsea Dean Michael Decker Lauren Dees Michael Dodge Diego J. Garza
Zeal Harris
Fiona Jack
Dawn Kasper George Kontos
Max Lesser

Katie Lewis
Candice Lin
Jay Lizo
Shana Lutker
Patrick Marcoux
Leah Morelli
Mahyar Nili
Sarah Olmsted
Gina Osterloh
Niki Pressley Maeghan Reid
Marco Rios
Colin Roberts
Shelby Roberts
Shizu Saldamando Marco Gimas Sanchez Sherm

Michael Underwood Max Warsh
Joel Westendorf Christie Williams Alexandria Wolff Marco Zamora