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Cartwheel Art Tours x Atlas Obscura: “Shrine’s Haunted Shack Gardens” – Pasadena

September 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Self-taught painter, installation, and performance artist Brent Allen Spears (a.k.a. Shrine) has spent the past twenty plus years transforming his Pasadena home into a vivid sanctuary of altars, totems, and sculptures.

Join Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art Tours, for an exclusive tour of this architectural wonder known as Haunted Shack Gardens. Guided by Shrine, we’ll get a peek into his creative process as we meander through the dreamlike world he has created from discarded objects such as bottles, rusty cans, broken ceramics, and sea shells.

– Exact address will be sent to confirmed attendees.
– Be prepared for 90 minutes of standing and walking.
– Street parking is available, please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.
– Bring your camera! #atlasobscura #cartwheelart #shrine

Shrine is a multi-faceted artist who has been making work across disciplines for over 30 years. The richness of his practice comes from lovingly embracing the unknown, working with items discarded by humans all over the world, and the complete dedication to his immersive process. Shrine’s work can be seen in countless countries on nearly all 7 continents. While tending to create larger than life installations in public spaces, these works are often made up of smaller sculptures, paintings, and found objects that come together, transforming themselves into something even greater than the sum of their parts. His meditative linear motifs can be found on walls in major cities and landmarks around the globe; these murals often become a permanent fixture, lovingly preserved by the very community itself. While he thrives on working outdoors, creating work that is both transitory and long-lasting, Shrine is no stranger to the gallery world—he has shown at many galleries, has had solo project spaces at Art Basel Miami, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco. His installations have been included in top art and music festivals such as Coachella Art and Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, BOOM Festival, Symbiosis, and was selected to build The Temple at the incomparable experience of Burning Man.

Email Erin Johnson at erin@atlasobscura.com.

Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Photo credit: Avoiding Regret