1. The Fantasy Landscape, Lotusland
  2. Lotusland Garden
  3. Incredible Cycad seeds
  4. One of the to-be bronzed plants from The Lotusland Garden
  5. Bunch of Lotusland things to get bronzed
  6. Cycad cone for bronzing!
  7. More from Lotusland to be bronzed
  8. More to be bronzed
  9. The jungle, to be bronzed, at Lotusland Gardens
  10. Madame Walska!
May 13, 08:30 PM

Artist Residency at Lotusland Gardens, Montecito, CA

Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of Walska’s penchant for the dramatic, the unexpected, and the whimsical. After her death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanical garden and opened to the public in 1993.

For this inaugural artist residency, I will be bronzing the last hurrah/swan song reproductive elements of exotic plants in the collection that blossom right before their life cycle ends, many of which are very rare. From cycad seeds to palm frond parts, each piece will be unique.

Lotusland Stats

Latitude:
34°26´N

Longitude:
119°39´W

Altitude:
450-540 ft.

Annual Normal Precipitation:
17.9 in., 45.5 centimeters

Annual Normal Snowfall:
0

Mean Daily Temperature:
61° F, 16.1° C

Normal Minimum Temperature:
43° F, 6.2° C

Normal Maximum Temperature:
81° F, 27.1° C

Historic Low Temperature:
28° F, -2.2° C

Historic High Temperature:
108° F, 42° C USDA

 
News & Events
  1. Zoe Crosher at the Aspen Museum, Opening December 21st, 2017 ~ LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds Posted March 26, 2017
  2. Zoe Crosher & Catherine Wagley at DFLAT Residency, Mexico City, March 18-28, 2016 Posted March 26, 2017
  3. Joanie 4 Jackie, Zoe Crosher brings Miranda July and Astria Suparak to Calarts during their Pacific Coast Tour, November 13, 2000. Posted February 17, 2017
  4. SUPERNATURE, Organized by Zoe Crosher & Emma Gray at Five Car Garage Los Angeles, CA, June 2017 Posted February 16, 2017
  5. Panel Discussion / Art in the Age of Donald Trump at Art Los Angeles Contemporary Posted January 24, 2017
  6. Amplify Compassion: An Art Sale to Benefit the ACLU at 356 S.Mission / Los Angeles, CA Posted January 19, 2017
  7. Floral Patterns ~ An Essay About Flowers And Art (with a blooming addendum.) by Andrew Berardini for Mousse Magazine Posted October  9, 2016
  8. The Very 1st Cambridge, Massachusetts Fainting Club Dinner, hosted by Alison Nordström & Lucy Soutter Posted October  2, 2016
  9. Zoe Crosher in Human Condition, curated by John Wolf, at the recently abandoned Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center Posted September 30, 2016
  10. Zoe Crosher at SFAI The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Posted September 14, 2016
  11. In conversation with artist Zoe Crosher, Howard Rodman, and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Matthew Specktor discusses and signs Eve Babitz’s Slow Days Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A. Posted August 29, 2016
  12. Madames Electric at The Pit for Carla l.a. | Snap Reviews by Aaron Horst, July 16, 2016 Posted July 21, 2016
  13. Invitation for The Very First Paris Fainting Club, Weds 29 June - 8pm ! Posted June 29, 2016
  14. Zoe Crosher "The New LA-LIKE" at Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Opening Night June 23rd Posted June  9, 2016
  15. "Madame Electrics," curated by Shana Lutker, at The Pit, Los Angeles, June 12th Posted June  5, 2016
  16. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, by Kate Sutton for Bookforum Posted June  1, 2016
  17. Zoe Crosher reading // The Institute for Art and Olfaction launch scent zine of 'Now Past Later,' May 26th, Los Angeles Posted May 21, 2016
  18. The Fainting Club Summer Supper in London, May 24th, hosted by Lucy Soutter & Susan Hyland Posted May 21, 2016
  19. Hesse Press at Offprint London 2016 at the Tate Modern - Book Signing this Saturday 1-2pm Posted May 16, 2016
  20. Hammer Museum present AIX Scent Fair, May 6-8, Los Angeles, "The Elevator Series Scent - HW 8:13pm" Posted May  2, 2016
  21. Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening at Vox Populi, May 6th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Posted May  2, 2016
  22. Catalogue Launch For Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC, Los Angeles, April 26th Posted April 16, 2016
  23. Mae Wested no. 1 to become part of Pérez Art Museum Collection, Miami, Florida Posted April 14, 2016
  24. Memory Theater, Directed by Srijon Chowdhury, Presented by Upfor, opening April 13th, Portland, Oregon Posted April 10, 2016
  25. MTV RE:DEFINE 2016, Presented by The Joule, Dallas, Texas, April 8th with the Michael Goss Foundation Posted April  4, 2016
  26. Shades of Gray by Andrew Berardini, reading at Human Resources, Los Angeles, April 1st Posted March 29, 2016
  27. NeueHouse Presents: The Fainting Club 'The Dust Dinner' with Zoe Crosher, March 23rd, Los Angeles Posted March 20, 2016
  28. LA IN THE AUGHTS: Art Auction and Party to Benefit X-TRA and Project X in Los Angeles, March 13th Posted March 12, 2016
  29. Zoe Crosher Joins the Advisory Council for the Arts at Cedars-Sinai Posted March  1, 2016
  30. Mayeur Projects Inaugural Artist-In-Residency Zoe Crosher, Las Vegas, NM, March 17 - May 14th Posted February 16, 2016
  31. LeSwim announces LeSwim x Zoe Crosher at Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Presented by LAND Posted February 11, 2016
  32. Book Release for LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific at LA Art Book Fair, MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, February 12th Posted February  8, 2016
  33. Artist: Zoe Crosher, by Caroline Ryder for Distinct Daily Posted February  3, 2016
  34. LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific, published by Hesse Press, 2016 now available Posted February  1, 2016
  35. Art House at Soho House Hollywood, curated by Sharón Zoldan, February 1st Posted January 28, 2016
  36. photo l.a. panel discussion, January 22nd, 2016 at The REEF/LA Mart, Los Angeles Posted January 18, 2016
  37. Announcing the publication of LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific, published by Hesse Press, 2016 Posted January  8, 2016
  38. Mayeur Projects Announces Inaugural Artist in Residence - Zoe Crosher, March 2016, Las Vegas, New Mexico Posted December 14, 2015
  39. The Fainting Club Holiday Party in Los Angeles, December 11th Posted December 11, 2015
  40. Los Angeles County Museum Of Art to acquire work from Out The Window (LAX) Series Posted November 29, 2015
  41. LAXART's 10th Anniversary Benefit, November 15th, Los Angeles Posted November 13, 2015
  42. The Fainting Club Dinner in Syracuse, New York, November 15th Posted November 12, 2015
  43. What it Means to be American: What Does American Ingenuity Look Like?, 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award Winners discussion, National Museum of American History, November 13th, Washington DC Posted November 12, 2015
  44. The 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Zoe Crosher for Visual Arts (shared with Shamim M. Momim) Posted November  8, 2015
  45. Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between at USC Roski School of Art and Design, opening November 6th, Los Angeles Posted November  2, 2015
  46. Exhibit | Zoe Crosher: Prospecting Palm Fronds, by Alicia Eler for Crave Posted October 26, 2015
  47. 9800 presented by 501(c)(3) Foundation, opening October 29th, Los Angeles Posted October 26, 2015
  48. The Ballad Live, Aperture Benefit Auction, October 26th, New York, NY Posted October 24, 2015
  49. Both Sides of Sunset at Kopeikin Gallery, opening October 24th Posted October 15, 2015
  50. Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening at Sector 2337, October 9th in Chicago Posted October  5, 2015
  51. Zoe Crosher: Head Out on the Highway, Forget the Adventure, by Jordan Auckland for Flaunt Magazine Posted September 30, 2015
  52. Marine Projects presents Salon No.13, opening September 28th Posted September 23, 2015
  53. The lowly palm frond, all dressed up in Zoe Crosher's show at LAXART, by Sharon Mizota for the LA Times Posted September 16, 2015
  54. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds at LAXART, opening September 11th Posted September 11, 2015
  55. Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cedric Aurelle, July 30th, one night only Posted July 29, 2015
  56. Lotusland Celebrates 2015: Passage to India Gala, Montecito, CA, July 26th Posted July 26, 2015
  57. Palm Beach Summer Show at Gavlak Gallery, opening July 10th, Palm Beach Posted July 19, 2015
  58. A Two-Year, 100-Billboard Celebration of Going West, by Su Wu for the New York Times T Magazine Posted June 23, 2015
  59. The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles, on Art in America Posted June 17, 2015
  60. Five Artists in Search of a City at MOCA, June 27th, Los Angeles Posted June 17, 2015
  61. Place, by Kristy Mucci for Brutal Magazine Posted June 17, 2015
  62. In celebration of the Culminating Weekend of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, the 5th Los Angeles Fainting Club Dinner, June 23th Posted June 16, 2015
  63. A Campaign to Dot the American South With Artist-Designed Billboards Wraps in LA, by Casey Quackenbush for the Observer Posted June 15, 2015
  64. Christian Mayer's Palm Capsule, MAK Center, June 24th and 25th, Los Angeles Posted June 13, 2015
  65. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles at HK Photographs, opening June 18th Posted June 12, 2015
  66. "To Hide To Show" A Group Exhibition that Explores that Nature of Hiding and Revealing: An Interview with the Artists, in Autre Magazine Posted June 12, 2015
  67. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Culminating Weekend Posted June 10, 2015
  68. Must-See Public Artworks of Summer 2015, on Artspace Posted June 10, 2015
  69. To Hide To Show at MAMA Gallery, opening June 13th, Los Angeles Posted June  3, 2015
  70. Up to & Including the Horizon at Ochi Projects, opening June 11th, Los Angeles Posted June  3, 2015
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  73. Artist Residency at Lotusland Gardens, Montecito, CA Posted May 13, 2015
  74. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, Book Signing at Paris Photo, May 2nd Posted May  1, 2015
  75. Zoe Crosher, Out The Window (LAX) solo booth, at Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 1st - 3rd, 2015 Posted April 23, 2015
  76. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books Posted April 21, 2015
  77. The Fainting Club, Los Angeles, April 15th & The Fainting Club, Palm Desert, April 17th Posted April 15, 2015
  78. MTV RE:DEFINE Auction in Dallas, Texas, April 10th, Presented by the Goss-Michael Foundation Posted April 10, 2015
  79. America's Best Public Art for Summer 2015, by Mark Ellwood for Bloomberg Business Posted April  6, 2015
  80. Zoe Crosher, The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project & Expanded Shangri-LA'd - Palm Springs, The Palm Springs Museum at Palm Desert & Desert Center, April 3rd-5th Posted March 28, 2015
  81. Remembering Forward, Conversations on Photography at LAXART (in conversation with Jibade-Khalil Huffman & Matthew Poole) Posted March  8, 2015
  82. Zoe Crosher's Fantasy Manifests Destiny, by Alicia Eler for KCET Posted February 26, 2015
  83. Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative for The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Kickstarter Campaign! Posted January 20, 2015
  84. Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, opening January 17th Posted January 12, 2015
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  93. Constructed Identities curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, opens on December 14th Posted November  3, 2014
  94. Zoe Crosher's Arugula Salad on Julia Sherman's Salad For President Posted October 24, 2014
  95. The LA><ART Gala at Greystone Mansion (Beverly Hills), September 27 Posted September 27, 2014
  96. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project - Chapter #5: John Baldessari in San Antonio. Panel with René Paul Barilleaux, Zoe Crosher, and Shamim M. Momin at McNay Art Museum at 6:30pm Posted September 22, 2014
  97. The Expansion of the Instant: Photography, Anxiety, Infinity in the new issue of X-TRA, by Kim Schoen Posted September 10, 2014
  98. What Is, Isn't - Curated by Megan Green and Anne Huntington at Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL Posted September  8, 2014
  99. ForYourArt, Ooga Booga, and Mexico City-based Fundación Alumnos47 will host the third iteration of Artists’ Books and Cookies, an event series devoted to artists’ books and encouraging the collection of and community around them. Posted June 28, 2014
  100. Sargent's Daughters is pleased to present Sargent's Daughters, a group exhibition of 40 female artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent, New York, NY Posted June 24, 2014
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    4. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    5. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    6. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    7. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    8. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    9. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    10. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    11. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    12. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Additive Dust Series
    2. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. Silhouetted
    7. The Uniqued Series
    8. All Her Shadows
    9. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    10. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    2. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    3. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    4. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    5. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    6. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    7. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    8. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    11. NTNTNT (2004)
    12. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002