Written by: Mastrview
Photographed by: Mastrview , Summer Brighton, and Charles Volkens
September was closed with a sweet note that was the Elements show put on by collective, Beats and Pieces. On the strip of Magnolia, in North Hollywood, I found myself in the cleft of a rock: restaurant and hotspot, Bow & Truss. The space provided many layers and textures of food, drinks, music, and art, which set a fitted tone for the theme: Elements.
The multifaceted art collective joined forces with restaurant, Bow & Truss, to provide locals with an incredible event filled with live art paintings and performances, as well as installations and pieces surfacing the textured walls of the venue. Not to mention, signature style drinks and palatable foods were being served all night upon request.
Because Bow & Truss is very secluded, I did not know what to expect looking from the outside in. But once I entered, I realized I had stepped into an atrium with walls dripping in vibrant tones, which was caused by the talents of the artists. The scene was painted with sound waves coming from the banter of excited Los Angelinos and music from the DJ booth and musical acts, while locals let their curiosity for the artwork bounce around. Motions were constant and frequencies were high - once I was in this magnetic field of forward-thinking art, I did not want stray.
However, if you wanted to catch a break from all of the stimulation in the atrium, you could step inside the cavity of the restaurant where domestic and Latin wines, craft beers, and culinary cocktails were served. The food at Bow & Truss provides you with a sufficient amount of bold notes, leaving you to wonder about what you will want to order the next time you visit while you’re still working on your current meal - It’s that good.
As the night grew, musical acts changed and the live art piece who had been body-painted could be seen trickling through the cracks of the filled venue to commingle with others. You could catch people posing in front of the installation of angel wings, provided by Londubh Studio, or watching live canvas painting on the other end of the patio. There was always something to fill your time with at the event.
When the night came to a close, I could still feel the gravitational force of the Elements show permeating throughout, making it hard to leave. I found myself artistically charged by the powerful dynamic of B&P and Bow & Truss, and inspired by the different art that was planted around me. I highly suggest catching any future collaborations between these two powerful forces!