A Miniature Version of the Broad Museum Parodies the Art World / Hyperallergic

Scott Marvel Cassidy, “Levitate the White House” (detail) (all images courtesy the artist)

Scott Marvel Cassidy, “Levitate the White House” (detail) (all images courtesy the artist)

LOS ANGELES — Scott Marvel Cassidy’s art makes viewers do a double take. Stylistically, his paintings are located somewhere between realism and magical realism, and this sense is only heightened when his work takes on three dimensions.

In his new project “Levitate the White House,” Cassidy installs a small-scale replica ofThe Broad Museum of Art inside LAMOA (Los Angeles Museum of Art), a stand-alone gallery project space founded by artist Alice Könitz that’s located on the campus of Occidental College. Rather than look only twice though, viewers get to look three times — there are three pairs of holes through which to peer into the miniature version of the Broad, the gigantic museum located in downtown LA founded by megacollector Eli Broad.

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