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Nando Alvarez Portentology (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez Portentology (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez 'Oracle Table' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez 'Oracle Table' (2017) Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez 'Dowsing Unit II (Wild Seed)' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Sarah Cathers 'Pendulum Dowser' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez 'Existential Coping Complex II (City of Illusions)' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez 'Existential Coping Complex I (The Pastel City)' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Nando Alvarez Portentology (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.
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Sarah Cathers 'Dowsing Unit I (Pantaliamon)' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.

Divination of meaning through drugs + religion in Nando Alvarez-Perez’s Portentology at Interface Gallery

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Nando Alvarez-Perez presented solo exhibition Portentology at Oakland’s Interface Gallery, which opened October 20 to November 26.

Nando Alvarez ‘Existential Coping Complex I (The Pastel City)’ (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Interface Gallery, Los Angeles.

The installation is presented as “a type of divination room” where a series of photos and appropriated objects, like religious iconography and drug paraphernalia, are neatly placed around the room, exploring what the press release describes as rituals that happen in order to “make meaning of the world and predict what’s to come.”

It also features contributions from three other artists; a dowsing pendulum made of dye-sublimation, plaster and black tourmaline by Sarah Cathers; Amethyst and Chalcedony, sourced by Anna Nearburg; and an ash tray made by John Zane Zappas.**

Nando Alvarez-Perez’s Portentology at Los Angeles’ Interface Gallery is running October 20 to November 26, 2017.