Temple of Visions
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Temple of Visions is a Los Angeles based art & event production company best known for opening the first art gallery dedicated to the International Visionary Art movement proliferating in the transformational festival phenomenon, as opposed to outsider art, which also carries the visionary label.
Temple of Visions was established in 2008 by Los Angeles underground artists and curators Jimmy Bleyer & Radhika Hersey. After increasing infatuation with the International Visionary art movement, they curated their first visionary show, Manifest, at Downtown Los Angeles counterculture destination, The Hive Gallery and Studios. The debut show featured well-known artists Alex Grey, Robert Venosa, HR Giger, Martina Hoffmann, Amanda Sage, Pablo Amaringo, Adam Scott Miller, Michael Divine and others.
In January, 2009 the Temple of Visions Gallery opened next door to its original space at The Hive. Featuring Temple installations and a stage, the gallery and event space became a community focal point and helped catalyze a growing culture. The gallery’s intentional blend of art gallery and sacred space helped inspire myriad new galleries opening around the world.
The gallery closed in 2011, and the Temple of Visions team continues to create exhibition space at festivals from California to Costa Rica and Egypt. Additionally, the Temple team produces large-scale installation productions at events like Burning Man.
- LA Weekly event coverage by Josh Reiss - March 2010
- Los Angeles Times article by Nathan Jackson - October 2010
- Reality Sandwich article by Tim Parish - January 2010
- Lila Journal by Daniel Mirante Archived 2013-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
- Coagula Art Journal - January 2010
- Beinart by Amanda Sage - January 2009
- Official website