Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Final Farewell: A Tribute to Polaroids.
I'm sure that all of you know by now that Polaroid is discontinuing its line of instant film products this year to focus on rebranding shitty digital cameras and consumer electronics. I personally know of a handful of people that started stockpiling film for the land cameras and Polaroid backs the very same day they heard the sad news.
After the initial shock has worn off, I'm glad to see that some people have stopped brooding and have started celebrating the life and death of our favorite auto-developing film Irish wake-style. Echo Park's L'Keg Gallery will be host to The Final Farewell: A Tribute to Polaroids, a group show composed entirely of photographs shot on Polaroid instant film. The artists showing includes Whisper friend Jennifer Pacia and Whisper acquaintance Keeley Higgins. The show will also have musical performances throughout the night.
The opening reception takes place on September 12th at 8PM. There is a $5 cover charge, but there will be free beer. Look at it this way, that cover charge is at least a dollar less than a tall can bought at most Los Angeles bars, so two drinks more than makes up for it.