The Cosmopolitan continues to amp up its P3 Studio artist residencies with an impressive and diverse lineup of performances and installations by artists covering the gamut in media and message.
• Sush Machida (September 12-October 7) starts it off by transforming the P3 space into one of his paintings and inviting visitors into his work with vinyl decals in the windows, completed paintings and a mural on the wall. Works-in-progress will be set about, creating a studio feel. Take a moment to sit in the Zen Booth, sip tea and chat with others while reflecting on Machida’s wave paintings.
• Paintallica’s (October 10-November 4) residency should be as insanely delightful as it is completely unpredictable, given that Paintallica artists create unscripted, site-specific installations that are part of an effort to “destroy” or “liberate” spaces with confrontational, visually loud and energetic works, often delving into sensitive issues through installations filled with social commentary.
• Eloise Fornieles (November 7-December 2) renders a natural environment built from Vegas spectacle, creating an endless sea in which she sits in a wooden boat beneath a “never-ending sky” of disco balls. The infinite constellations repeating through mirrors are likely to push the idea of a literal Vegas landscape.
• Ellen Harvey (December 5-January 6) has visitors swapping luck at “the Good Luck Exchange,” where 99 small, bronze lucky charms signed by the artist can be taken by visitors, who leave their own lucky object and a handwritten reason for their selection. Polaroid snapshots capture the charms that come and go.