10 Must-See LGBTQ+ Galleries and Exhibitions during Pride Month in Los Angeles
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1w ago
Robert Andy Coombs, “FagCrip Series”, Photograph courtesy of One Archives. Join us in celebrating these seven spaces of LGBTQ+ galleries and exhibitions to visit in Los Angeles for Pride Month: 1. Ceradon — 1933 W Kingston Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Max Göran & Samuel Acevedo. ‘Taste & Discernment,’ 2021/2024. Installation shots. Courtesy of Ceradon. Founded by Andra Nadirshah and Stevie Soares, Ceradon is the first trans-established gallery in LA. The gallery specializes in cultivating the work of nexus artists and developing practice beyond mediums, economies, and  ..read more
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Artists Cancel MFA Show at New Wight Gallery in Solidarity with Palestine and Students
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Artists Cancel MFA Show at New Wight Gallery in Solidarity with Palestine and the Student Encampment at UCLA by Shelley Holcomb Installation view of Cielo Saucedo’s “Captioning system,” 2024 and “Rest is dissent if you lie low, under, horizontal, dipped below,” 2024 On April 25, 2024, UCLA’s students and community members joined in the global movement of students calling for universities to divest from Israel, forming a Gaza Solidarity Encampment in front of Royce Hall. On April 30, 2024, these students were besieged by far-right and pro-Israel aggressors who sprayed them with c ..read more
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8 Must-See Galleries and Exhibitions to Visit in Los Angeles this APPI Heritage Month.
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by Curate LA
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9 Must-See Galleries and Exhibitions to Visit in Los Angeles this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exterior view of Nonaka-Hillon Highland Ave with installation of Shinjiro Okamoto ‘TALKATIVE’ exhibition Join us in celebrating these seven spaces of AAPI-owned galleries and AAPI-led exhibitions to visit this month for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (and every month): 1. Commonwealth and Council — 3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005 Detail of Jesse Chun: 밤, 낮, 달, 비, Speaking in Tongues Committed to providing community, platform, and l ..read more
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Iconic Stories, Modern Interpretations: ‘By Her Hand’ at Babst Gallery
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by Curate LA
1M ago
By Lauren King ‘By Her Hand’ Installation View, 2024, Babst Gallery At Babst Gallery, sword and brush merge into one; painted eyes holding resolute stares while dismembered heads, or the anticipation thereof, adorn the walls of the space. In ‘By Her Hand,’ the works of seven contemporary artists are paired with paintings dated back to the seventeenth century to reconstruct narratives of feminine vengeance. The result is an expansion of such narratives beyond their form as definitive stories, and into a sphere of individualistic exploration of the nuances within. Upon entering th ..read more
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An Odyssey of Identity: Betye Saar Charts the Shadows of History across Los Angeles
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by Curate LA
1M ago
By Shelley Holcomb Betye Saar with Drifting Toward Twilight, 2023 (installation view). © 2023 Betye Saar. Photo: Joshua White / JWPictures.com. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. There are few names that inspire as much admiration and intellectual curiosity as Betye Saar. A true vanguard in the historic Los Angeles art scene, Saar’s distinguished career as an assemblage artist has consistently pushed boundaries, intertwining history, memory, and emotion to forge a profound connection between her viewers and past generations. In an era where themes of identity are o ..read more
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Elevating the Everyday: Ry Rocklen’s Dual Exhibitions in Los Angeles
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by Curate LA
2M ago
by Shelley Holcomb Ry Rocklen “Shelf Life” installation view, Courtesy of Wilding Cran Gallery It’s a rarity to witness an artist presenting two concurrent solo exhibitions and an even rarer occurrence when they are at the same time in the same city just down the street from each other, but this is why we can say Ry Rocklen breaks the mold in more ways than one. The synchronicity of these exhibitions, “Shelf Life” at Wilding Cran Gallery and “Sand Box Living” at Night Gallery, are rooted in Rocklen’s personal journey — a narrative of parenthood, relocation, and artistic rebirth — the ..read more
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Curate LA’s Neighborhood Hit List: Hottest galleries and spots to hit between art fairs
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by Curate LA
3M ago
For those seeking a break between fairs but don’t want to miss out on what’s going on, Curate LA has got you covered. Karla Ekatherine Canseco “Neobiota,” 2024 in ‘Grietas de Acero (Steel Fissures)’ at Murmurs LA (Image courtesy of Murmurs) We’ve divided the city into different neighborhoods, from the lively streets of Downtown’s Arts District to the peaceful coastline of Malibu. Our handpicked lists feature the galleries and local hotspots that have caught our eye, giving you an inside look at Los Angeles’s current cultural happenings during Art Week 2024. DOWNTOWN Night Galler ..read more
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7 Must-See Galleries and Exhibitions to Visit in Los Angeles this Black History Month
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by Curate LA
4M ago
by Shelley Holcomb Installation view of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Speaking to Falling Seeds. Courtesy of California African American Museum (CAAM). Beyond the glittering facades and white walls of the more “conventional” galleries, a profound and authentic narrative is being woven by Black-owned galleries and institutions in Los Angeles. Fostering a vibrant and diverse environment that reflects the rich history and culture of our beloved city, they have all steadfastly carved out their place, forging a path of inclusivity and empowerment. As we enter the month of February, it is imperati ..read more
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Iridescent Alchemy: Artist Jon Young on Navigating the Lines in the Sand with only ‘One Eye Closed’
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by Curate LA
8M ago
Interview by Shelley Holcomb Installation view of Jon Young ‘One Eye Closed’ at Rusha & Co. In his newest exhibition, One Eye Closed at Rusha & Co, artist Jon Young weaves through celestial cartographies, symbolism, and an intricate examination of choice and free will we all face as humans. Drawing parallels between his corrugations and historical figures like David Crockett, Young prompts viewers to reflect on the visibility of choices that have been made within the American mythos, contributing to a nuanced discourse on individual agency in the world we live in. The themati ..read more
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Beyond Boys Who Scribble: Celebrating Portraiture in ‘Pictures Girls Make’ at Blum & Poe
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9M ago
By Jennifer Remenchik “Pictures Girls Make”: Portraitures Installation view, 2023 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles © The artists; Courtesy of the artists and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/NewYork/Tokyo Photo: Hannah Mjølsnes. Artwork: Patrick Eugène, Whispering Waters, 2023 Curated by Alison M. Gingeras at Blum & Poe in Culver City, Pictures Girls Make: Portraitures, takes its titular reference from the famed quote by Elaine de Kooning describing her husband Willem’s derisive attitude towards portraits as “pictures girls make.” “Pictures Girls Make”: Portraitures Installation view, 2023 ..read more
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