Please join us for our Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception (Material Matters, To Save The Day!, Intentions)
MAIN GALLERY - MATERIAL MATTERS features works by Cruz Castillo, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Ruben Ochoa, and Tessie Salcido Whitmore.
These four artists gather together the materials of urban life, here in Southern California – plastics, steel, concrete, fabrics, detritus – and manipulate them in order to address themes of identity, memory, political positions, and the poetics of the urban environment. The artists make discoveries with these gathered materials and reassemble them in new ways to bring a fresh insight into what it might mean to be urban within our massive contemporary metropolis.
The 5th SUR:biennial (2019) showcases recent works of local and international artists who have been influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico and Central and South America. Unlike many recent exhibitions of Latino/a, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicano/a art, the SUR:biennial seeks to explore notions of globalization and exchange that take place in the ambiguous geographical, cultural, and artistic borderlands between Los Angeles and “the South,” regardless of the artist’s nationality.
Gallery Two - TO SAVE THE DAY!
Contemporary artists exploring super powered human beings in comic books as metaphors to address societal conditions and cultural problems.
Featuring: Enrique Chagoya, Chaz Guest, Craig Knight, Aaron Noble, Fernando Rascon, and U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH)
Both group exhibitions curated by Max Presneill
DARK ROOM - INTENTIONS
Inspired by childhood innocence, the meditative energy of Japanese Zen gardens, and the impermanence of Tibetan sand mandalas, artist Kayla Tange’s installation invites visitors to play, draw, and write intentions in an illuminated sand box.
(featured image at top “The Ongoing Escape From Fantasylandia” by Enrique Chagoya)