Yes, Halloween is over. But while most of us are stuffing those sparkly spandex unitards and rubber masks into the corners of our closets, Marnie Weber is keeping her costume on. At least as part of her most recent multimedia project Eternity Forever, which is a performance art piece presenting her films and collages at the Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in LA. West of Rome Public Art, an LA-based nonprofit arts organization, is putting on the exhibition, which will open Thursday, November 11th and will be on view until mid-December.

The other night I stumbled upon Flavorpill LA, which featured the picture above with Weber herself in the foreground. I checked out some of Weber’s work on her site and the style of her collages looked really familiar. Yep, familiar like the creepy cover art for Sonic Youth’s 1998 album A Thousand Leaves. A friend gave that album to me a few years ago. I don’t think I ever gave it back. I do remember wishing that I had mouse ears like the girl on the bed. Anyway, Weber did in fact do the cover art for Sonic Youth.

And, she’s a UCLA grad. New-England born, Weber moved to LA when she was ten and received her B.A. in Art from UCLA in 1981, after studying under legendary artist George Herms. She’s known for her work with many different mediums, from photography and video to performance art. Her work is often described as having a kind of romanticized nostalgia for the wooded Northeastern landscape of her youth, as well as a sense of isolation, derived from her relocation to California. Many of her pastoral dreamscapes are contrasted with macabre, carnivalesque, and doll-like figures which Weber creates from repurposed costumes, masks, and sets from the movie industry.

The exhibition is sure to rattle your mind so get over to the cemetery and check it out. Costumes optional.

Eternity Forever is on view November 13th – December 20th (Saturdays-Mondays, 11:30 am-3:30 pm) at Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum (2300 N Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001). Tickets to the opening-night performance are $12; the exhibit is free. For more information on Marnie Weber’s Eternity Forever, visit Flavorpill LA.

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