One Thing After Another

For Log 3

Kazys Varnelis

Leaving the opening reception for the “Minimal Future” exhibition at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art this past March, I was struck by the way the evening light, glancing off the steel of the Disney Concert Hall across the street, called to mind the dark skies and blood-red sunsets that marked the week of the building’s dedication. Suddenly, I was overcome by memories of that surreal event, when the glitterati and the public stood transfixed by Frank Gehry’s architecture, even as downtown L.A. was enveloped by the smoke from homes burning in the surrounding hills.