Blum & Poe announces the gallery’s third exhibition with Drew Heitzler. As Don DeLillo in White Noise (Viking, 1985) postulated, ‘Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.” In Pacific Palisades, Drew Heitzler employs video, sculpture, works on paper, and wall text to expand upon his interest in the intersection of two groups of German and Austro-Hungarian exiles and émigrés who called Los Angeles home in the post-war period. The first group, popularly described as Weimar on the Pacific, began arriving in the early 1930’s, their numbers rapidly growing as Europe became more and more inhospitable. These were the Jewish and Leftist writers, musicians, and filmmakers brought to Los Angeles through visas and employment

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