Luscious Jackson formed in 1991 and were the first band on the Beastie Boys label Grand Royal. Kate Schellenbach, their drummer, had played with the Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984. The song Naked Eye, off their 1996 album Fever In Fever Out, was the band’s biggest hit. They have recently reunited after breaking up in 2000, and are playing at the El Rey on Friday, May 30th.
Maren Hassinger’s current show Almost Weightless at Reginald Ingraham Gallery uses everyday materials like newspapers and plastic bags to create larger sculptures which are concerned with the human condition.
The pink bags of Love (seen above) were inflated with “human breath” and contain “love notes”, tiny papers printed with the word love, within. In Wrenching News, (also pictured above), the harsh stories from newspapers are twisted into a knotted sculpture. Hassinger’s use of these materials with their alternating heaviness and light, grayness and color, enable the viewer to feel the weight of the emotions the sculptures are conveying.