SIREN – January 22nd – March 18th 2016


Commencing January 22nd Five Car Garage is pleased to present SIREN – a group show featuring 9 LA-based artists (and 1 from Queens, NY): Adrienne Adar, Alison O’Daniel, David Hendren, David Schafer, Jesse Fleming, Jennifer Sullivan, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Pascual Sisto, Scoli Acosta and Stephanie Taylor all of whom utilize or reference sound in their work, encompassing a wide range of disciplines and materials. A Siren exists as both a warning signal and an alluring mythological sea creature. In our case, the Siren presents an urgent entreaty to the audience to focus and listen. Two soundbaths in the new meditation space above Five Car Garage will accompany the show as well as several talks and performances (details updated regularly).


Due to the experiential nature of the work, the gallery will not have a public opening, but smaller RSVP only by appointments/groupings. Siren runs for 2 months Jan 22- March 18th 2016


We will be open:

Friday Jan 22nd 10-2pm
Saturday Jan 23rd 12 – 2pm and 3-5pm for appointments
TUES Jan 26th 11-1pm
Friday Jan 29th 11-1pm
Sat  Jan 30th 5-7pm – Jennifer Sullivan RSVP nec

Sat Feb 20th Adrienne Adar plants interaction RSVP nec

Sat  Feb 27th  Artist talk David Schafer “A brief history of sound” 4pm RSVP nec



The first performance at Five Car Garage is with Jennifer Sullivan from Queens, NY to perform her Cathartic Karaoke cover songs in the exhibition at 6pm on Jan 30th. OPEN 5-7 Limited space rsvp for all necessary and then by appt thru March.


Adrienne Adar, presents “Sonic Succulents,” in her ongoing series which animates plants with sound, seeking to activate unexpected connections to the natural environment.   Jesse Fleming’s artistic practice utilizes media, technology, and social practices to transform the perceived boundary between self and other. Fleming’s contribution is sourced from his recent trip to monasteries in Japan. Jennifer Sullivan reveals her  full catalogue of cathartic cover songs using karaoke as a metaphor for her interdisciplinary artistic process, Jennifer will join us on the weekend of Jan 29/30th for a special live performance. Alison O’Daniel’s work peels apart both cinema and music to prod at questions of representation and reception while aiming to provide a more nuanced auditory and narrative experience. Her work in Siren is composed of verticle textile scores made of morse code translations of closed captions and audio cues from my film, The Tuba Thieves. Some of the scores directly translate closed caption elements into morse code: Room Tone…Telephone is translated into the dots and dashes of Morse, while others contain the names of the three composers – Christine Sun Kim, Ethan Frederick Greene, and Steve Rodee. O’Daniel is tangentially working with sound through tactile and visual means, while removing the aural component almost entirely.