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One Year: The Art of Politics in LA

November 18, 2017 - January 12, 2018

Curated by Joey Forsyte, Lawrence Gipe, and Alex Kritselis

ARTISTS: Kim Abeles, Guillermo Bert, Eileen Cowin, Kohshin Finley, Ron Finley, Joey Forsyte, Lawrence Gipe, Mark Steven Greenfield, Scott Grieger, Emily Elisa Halpern, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Alex Kritselis, Constance Mallinson, Star Montana, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Ben Sakoguchi, Alexis Smith, Linda Vallejo, and HK Zamani.

ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles is a group exhibition of 21 Los Angeles- based artists. Each artist engages with political topics that frame our turbulent era as an integral part of their practices. The exhibition presents a multiplicity of voices, constructing a narrative from a wide range of disciplines including video, painting, drawing, fiber arts, ceramics, mixed media and photography.

Diverse in culture, identity and age, the artists selected for ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles have been addressing issues like immigration policy, race and gender discrimination, and environmental concerns well before the current administration. Faced with Congress that is openly hostile to arts funding and support, the artists of ONE YEAR are united in their desire to inspire awareness, as well as manifest their apprehensions, through their art.

ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles brings new perspectives to the current political climate and hopes to inspire people to question, to learn and to act in support of their beliefs and desires for this country.


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