Join us for Listening Party with Tom Chasteen, Aaron Curry, and Liz Larner hosted by Bert Voorhees and Catherine Arias at their beautiful John Lautner designed home in Shadow Hills. Ticket price includes food and drinks in an intimate setting with sound and music shared by artists for your listening pleasure. Proceeds benefit SASSAS and the sound. concert series.


Tom Chasteen

Tom Chasteen

Tom Chasteen has been a fixture in the LA underground music scene for over two decades. He started the seminal electronic dance music label Exist Dance in 1991 and produced over 50 releases in that genre. Since 2000 he has been running and DJing at Dub Club, which has become known worldwide as a respected venue for Reggae music. He has worked with many legendary Jamaican musicians both in the studio and promoting live shows. Since 2013 he ha released 7 albums on the respected Stones Throw label, including a double LP “Foundation Come Again” featuring 20 veteran performers from the classic 70s era of Reggae. His work has been written up in The Wire, Rolling Stone, LA Times, and many other places.


Aaron Curry

Aaron Curry + guitar

Aaron Curry (born in San Antonio, TX) will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami in 2017. One-person shows of his work have also been organized recently at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2014); CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2014); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York (2013); and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2012). Curry’s recent and notable group exhibitions include After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio (2015); Pom’ po po pon pon pon pom pon, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (2015); COOL– As a State of Mind, Marseille Modulor, Marseille, France (2015); The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); and Cosmic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2013). His work is featured in public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Yuz Foundation, Shanghai, among others. Curry lives and works in Los Angeles.


Portrait of Liz Larner in her studio Photo: Ethan Tate, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Liz Larner was born in 1960 in Sacramento, California, and attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1985. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Larner has been the subject of numerous solo museum exhibitions, including the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2016); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2015); Two or Three or Something: Maria Lassnig, Liz Larner, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001-02); MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (1998); and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (1997). Selected group exhibitions include Damage Control, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2013-14); Blues for Smoke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012-13); Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, Basel (2010-11); and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, Seville (2006-07).

She has been commissioned for multiple public artworks including the Byron G Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse Plaza, Denver (2015); University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Project, San Francisco (2003); and the Riverside Pedestrian Bridge at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank (2000)

She has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Nancy Graves Foundation Grant (2014); the Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award (2005); Smithsonian American Art Museum Lucelia Artist Award (2002); and the Guggenheim Fellowship (1999).

Work by the artist is held in prominent international collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; La Colección Jumex, Mexico City; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; among others.

She is represented by Regen Projects in Los Angeles.

Listening Party Supports SASSAS

Proceeds benefit SASSAS and the sound. concert series.