An installation with a series of paintings, sculptures, videos, and performances.
Opening Reception for Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snowflake Knows in Its HeartSanta Monica Museum of Art (2525 Michigan Ave, G-1 Santa Monica, CA 90404) Map it Free
Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman met atop Mammoth Mountain at the suggestion of their colleague, Paul McCarthy. Since that first meeting, they have crafted a shared mythology based on their mutual passion for snow and related subjects—skiing, forests and mountains, athletics, alter-egos, and mischief. For What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart, Sone and Weissman have built a monumental, animatronic ski mountain, complete with roving chair lifts and whimsical skiing characters. Their mountain, installed in the Museum’s Main Gallery, is complemented by a series of jointly-produced paintings and sculptures, as well as videos and performances. SMMoA boldly debuts the fruits of this long-term partnership and transports a fantastic winterscape to seasonless Los Angeles.