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7920 Santa Monica Boulevard
Central LA, CA, 90046
United States

323-654-2192

Upcoming Exhibitions

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


  UMAR RASHID (FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS)

THAT AIN'T, GOLD THAT'S A SOUL

SEPTEMBER 24th 2016 - OCTOBER 15th 2016

 
 
 

Solo exhibition by Umar Rashid "Frohawk Two Feathers" (Main Gallery)

September 24th – October 15th

Opening Reception Saturday, September 24th, 2016

7pm – 10pm

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

 

“That Ain’t Gold.  That’s A Soul” is a title taken from “Watch and Learn”, a song by Brooklyn rapper Cavalier.  In this installment of my ongoing narrative, “The History of Frengland” (1680-1880), I’m focusing on the Spanish colonial “Mission System” in the area known today as Los Angeles.  Some minor narratives run concurrent with the main narrative of the disease, violence, and repression of the Spanish colonial government inflicted upon the indigenous polities of Upper California.  These include, my retelling, and revision of the end of the Lewis and Clark expedition, mercenary activity to weaken Spanish colonial power, and an alternative narrative on the pluralism of the in regards to race, class, and gender.  Indigenous and Judeo-Christian philosophy dovetail as the belligerents seek to find justification for their actions and solace in their convictions.  The lands burn as they are nourished by blood and tears.

 

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ANDREA CHUNG

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

SEPTEMBER 24th 2016 - OCTOBER 15th 2016


Solo exhibition by Andrea Chung (Project Room)

September 24th – October 15th

Opening Reception Saturday, September 24th, 2016

7pm – 10pm

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

 

My exploration into cyanotypes comes from my interest in photography and its relationship with the caribbean. The development of early photography came after the end of slavery in the Caribbean and the only pre-emancipation images that exist are paintings and drawings commissioned by the colonial regimes for proaganda purposes. The British in Jamaica, for instance, staged post-emnacipation photographs and both types of images were used to sell a fantastic version of the Caribbean, a paradise peopled by docile, jovial workers. The legacy of that fantasy figures heavily in my work because it persists in tourism materials, which I often mine for inspiration and imagery, and in the global imagination. While the visual imagery produced during colonial period cannot be understood without heavy contextualization, there are artifacts that do give a clear picture of colonization. These are not pictures at all, but ship logs, ledgers, and other documentation that were generated by the meticulous planning that went into colonization. The cyanotype process is important for this series because of its association with prints from nature but also because of its association with the quintessential planning document, the blueprint, which places it at the intersection of ideas that I am exploring.

For the past few years I have been collecting articles about the lionfish invasion in the Caribbean. They have been destrying coral reefs and since they are non-native, they have no local predators. Their invasion is a fitting metaphor for colonization in a at least two different ways: they are non-natives that are reshaping their environment to serve themselves but they were also brought there without consideration for their will.

The images in Pride and Prejudice depict images of lionfish, arranged in various military formations, on their way to battle. While the images are confrontational, I have left them partially ambigous. I also construct the fish armies out of the same basic shapes so that the viewer must decide who the colonizer is, and our relationship to them.

 

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       NEW IMAGE ART POP-UP        HOUSTON EDITION

SEPTEMBER 29th 2016 to OCTOBER 2ND 2016


New Image Art Pop-Up // Houston Edition

Opening Reception Friday, September 30th, 6pm – 10pm

September 29th – October 2nd, 2016

The Brandon

1709 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77098

 

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