Respiration Paintings, Silver Lake, CA

May 28 – September 12, 2016
2042 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Adibi applies a mixture of oil paints and pure essential plant oils to canvas. The paintings will be installed in the gallery, accompanied by viewing benches scented with a lavender fragrance created by Adibi using plant oils inspired by the vegetation found in Los Angeles. The perfume contains jasmine, orange, lemon, bergamot, cedar wood, and lavender. Both a color and a smell, lavender has a long history of medicinal and healing properties. Lavender and humans have co- evolved: at once soothing and invigorating, its smell resonates in our psyches.