|FRAGments venue: the quixotic MorYork Gallery in Highland Park.|
If you're in the Los Angeles area today, Saturday June 22nd between 11am - 5pm, hie thee over to Highland Park for the underground, artisan and indie perfume event known as FRAGments.
Curated by Lalun Naturals' Maggie Mahboubian, FRAGments brings together olfactory and perfume artists from across North America in a gallery setting to present a selection of their work. The event will be the first in a series, and will feature established names in the indie perfume community (including Ayala Moriel, DSH, Yosh) as well as emerging brands (MikMoi, House of Matriarch, Rebel and Mercury).
FRAGments will offer a salon discussion moderated by Saskia Wilson-Brown, the director of the newly formed Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles. (The IAO supports the work of olfactory artists through grants, research opportunities, lectures, workshops and a materials library.) There will be a reception and exhibition where creators will be able to sell their work in a collective pop-up shop.
“Artisan perfumery is a growing movement where individuals are exploring unique olfactory directions through a variety of fragrant media and palettes” says founder Mahboubian. “FRAGments will provide a small scale, intimate forum for artisan perfumers to interact directly with their audience.”
|A MorYork Gallery artefact by Clare Graham.|
If the chance to sniff brave new worlds with like-minded fumies isn't catnip enough, another draw is the venue itself: the magical MorYork Gallery. I've attended plays and parties in this wonder-inducing environment, the life's work of artist Clare Graham. His imaginatively massed collection of beautiful junk is playfulness run amok. Be prepared to get lost in smells and space.
11am-12pm Moderated discussion with perfumers
12pm-5pm Reception/Pop-up Shop
Please visit the website for full list of participants:
Overhead MorYork view via
Jigsaw puzzle ball via