Guadalupe Rosales’s East of the River is an exhibition of memory, chance, and grief, all encased in nostalgia.
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rafa esparza’s Lovingly Collaborative Portraits of Artists and Friends
rafa esparaza’s paintings insist upon the rightful presence of brown, Black, and queer bodies in the white cube of the gallery.
Walking LA’s Empty Streets During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carmen Argote’s “Last Light” is a diary of her solitary daily walks through the strange, deserted streets of Los Angeles. It screens July 21.
Don’t Miss These Two Fascinating Films About Family and Politics
Commonwealth and Council is streaming, for free, two deeply personal films by Mariah Garnett.
Fragmented Sculptures Evoke the Gaps of Memory
Looking at each of Cayetano Ferrer’s works is like waiting for a photograph to come into focus, or retelling an old story and making up bits for the parts you’ve forgotten.
An Artist Asserts Control Over the Commodification of Her Work
Carmen Argote’s exhibition at Commonwealth and Council suggests that she has no money left after participating in Made in LA, displaying work that resists any potential role as pricey art objects.
Artists Build a Lush Landscape Where Diversity Takes Root
In this lush setting where water lilies grow, multiple races, sexualities, classes, and desires can coexist.
An Art Gallery Hosts a Six-Hour Vigil for 185 Environmental Activists Killed in 2016
To mark the end of her exhibition at Commonwealth and Council, Carolina Caycedo is leading a six-hour vigil that remembers those killed in defending their land.
A Shrine to the Many Faces of Resistance
LOS ANGELES — A lone protestor currently occupies one of the rooms of a former apartment in Koreatown.
There’s so much good stuff happening this week, it’s almost hard to keep track. Among our picks are two intriguing performances by three up-and-coming LA artists, two shows devoted to 20th-century artist pioneers, and a discussion of art and political activism. And don’t forget about Halloween — we suggest you celebrate with a demonic show at the Huntington.
Asian-American Portraiture Between Personal and Political
LOS ANGELES — Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam has catalogued many iterations of multiples throughout his career, ranging from commercial imagery to Asian male bodies.