Forêt Intérieure/interior forest

The Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest is a drawing of a forest, a shared dream.

InteriorForestBased on an ongoing exchange with the iconic French author, poet, playwright and philosopher Hélène Cixous, Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant’s multi-faceted project Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest—encompassing a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, artist collaborations and an installation at 18th Street Arts Center—focuses on Cixous’ book Philippines as a source for imagery, centering on the repeating thematic of the forest as a profound shared space. Drifting between a real and an imagined place, the forest becomes a site for communion with what Cixous terms “the perfect Other.”


Alexandra Grant’s Interior Forest at 18th Street

“Visiting Trees” (Arbres d’Ailleurs) were produced by artists Frances Garreston, Channing Hansen, Bari Ziperstein, Annelie McKenzie and Tina Linville, which included this tree created from recycled hangers. Artists Lita Albuquerque, Renee Petropoulos, Steve Roden, Scoli Acosta, Alison O’Daniel, Florian Viel, Meital Yaniv, Chritine Beebe and Laura Pardini led drawing residencies within the project and over 200 participants—including DEHSART—contributed to the drawing and are named as collaborators.

DEHSART and Hinterculture have contributed to the fundraiser auction in support of the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest Wall of Trees with Joshua trees–one made from VHS tape, and one incorporating ash from the recent Powerhouse fire.

Please join us in support of the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest project at these events:

PREVIEW EXHIBITION: June 20 – 22, 11am – 6pm
LIVE AUCTION + PARTY: June 22, 6 – 8pm

At ForYourArt
6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Enjoy delights such as tree-flavored ice cream by Peddler’s Creamery, chocolate leaves by Frances Garretson, Linden Wit and Piny IPA by Dry River Brewing and cocktails

Live auction led by Daniel French of Las Cafeteras
*Sculptures by Lita AlbuquerqueChanning HansenTina Linville & Annelie McKenzie, and Bari Ziperstein
*A signed copy of Philippines by Hélène Cixous

*Tree drawings by more than 100 artists priced at $250, for sale starting June 20
Contributing artists include Luciana Abait, Scoli Acosta, Carmen Argote, Shagha Ariannia, Deborah Aschheim, Joshua Aster, Karen Atkinson, Katie Bachler, Elena Bajo, Raul Paulino Baltazar, Juliette Bellocq, Leon Benn, Mattia Biagi, Andrea Bowers, Anita Bunn, Kristin Calabrese, Carolyn Castaño, Audrey Chan, York Chang, Angel Chen, Ross Chisholm, Helen Chung, Dorit Cypis, Wanda Decca, Sam Durant, Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter, David Earle, Jonmarc Edwards, Patricia Fernandez, Cayetano Ferrer, Samantha Fields, Frances Garretson, Christiane Georgi, Chiara Giovando, Alexandra Grant, Audra Graziano, Mark Steven Greenfield, Sherin Guirguis, Nathalie Harvey, Deborah Hede, David Hendren, Roger Herman, Katie Herzog, Violet Hopkins, Jeanette Horn, Bettina Hubby, Salomón Huerta, Aska Irie, Ichiro Irie, Charles Irvin, Vishal Jugdeo, Siri Kaur, Francisco Larios, Jim Lee, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Mark Licari, Galia Linn, Kristi Lippire, Mara Lonner, Richard Louderback, Ben Love, Elana Mann, Anna Mayer, Yassi Mazandi, Rebeca Mendez, Maggie Miller, John Mills, Dave Muller, Warren Neidich, Karyl Newman, Larissa Nickel, Christine Nguyen, John David O’Brien, Alison O’Daniel, Mary Eileen O’Donnell, Christina Ondrus, Cathy Opie, Stas Orlavski, Nate Page, Laura Pardini, Renee Petropoulos, Mary Anna Pomonis, Lauralee Pope, Gala Porras Kim, Max Presneill, Cindy Rehm, Steve Roden, Jeanne Roderick, Yvette Roman, Dan Rothenberg, Trinidad Ruiz, Robert Russell, Aaron Sandnes, Amy Sarkisian, Kim Schoen, Kim Schoenstadt, Pauline Shaw, Becca Shewmake, Catherine Shores, Marie Thibeault, David Tomb, Elizabeth Tremante, Shirley Tse, Patssi Valdez, Florian Viel, Leora Wien, Sarah Williams, Peter Wu, Florian Viel, Pae White, Meital Yaniv, Jody Zellen, Alexis Zoto and many more.

*Pop-up Shop of jewelry and accessories by grantLOVE and BZIPPY

BID ONLINE from Tuesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 22, 2013

SHOP IN PERSON from Thursday, June 20 – Saturday, June 22, 2013

Additional information on the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest can be found at: