Political Birthdays
Oct
5
to Nov 2

Political Birthdays

Exhibition: October 5 – November 3, 2018
Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018 6 - 9PM

Curated by Susannah Magers

Political Birthdays is a group exhibition comprised of video, performance ephemera, painting, mixed-media, Risograph posters, fabric, sculpture, and works on paper. The exhibition is one such offering—an orientation, in response to the aforementioned quote by participating artist Christine Wong Yap—that emphasizes visibility, agency, and collaboration as resources, sites of inquiry, and tools.

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The Circle of Truth
Oct
18
to Mar 1

The Circle of Truth

THE CIRCLE OF TRUTH: A VISUAL GAME OF TELEPHONE THAT EXPLORES THE
SUBJECT OF TRUTH IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Exhibition features forty-nine paintings by LA-based artists including
Ed Ruscha, created in secret over a period of nine years.

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The Art of the Self
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Art of the Self

Curated by Evan Senn

Exhibition: November 1 - December 15, 2018
Reception: Thursday November 1, 5-8pm

The importance of individuality grew in popularity after the Renaissance and with it, self-portraiture exploded into genre of its own. Today, self-portraiture still thrives as a means of practice as well as exercising self-examination and introspection. “The Art of the Self” will examine the practice of self-portraiture through the lens and eyes of contemporary artists, exploring the significance of the age old tradition and the therapeutic power held within.

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An Art Den
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

An Art Den

AN ART DEN breaks down conventional systems of art viewing and invites visitors to sit comfortably on a pillowed floor and sift through works by over 100 artists.  The work may be leafed through, held, shared and passed around to other attendees - not unlike an opium den or hooka lounge.

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Barrio Baroque
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Barrio Baroque

$20/ Members: $16

Experience a night of women held space through music, film, discussions and art inspired by our upcoming Judithe Hernández exhibition in August, marking the first solo exhibition of a Chicanx artist at MOLAA.

The evening will include a performance by Alice Bag, a pioneering punk Chicanx singer & songwriter creating the first wave of punk in Los Angeles. And DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club an all-female vinyl collective.

Plus a performance by ELLA, a post-punk band out of Los Angeles spreading awareness and combating social injustices through ARTivism. . 

Don’t miss live art installations by female artists:

Artists Natalie Mik and Virginia Broersma present 'Afterlight', an art installation which uses the mediums of performance, video, and painting to remember forgotten and invisible bodies through ideas of ephemerality and permanence. The piece will be expanded by text written by Virginia Arce.

Grab Bag Studio presents  artist Kiyomi Fukui Nannery. Who will present an exercise in sincerity, where participants are invited to share one true statement about themselves, then add their thumbprint to the artist's collection. Through the impressions of the participants, a visual landscape of collective honesty will be formed. Grab Bag Studio program draws directly from the local community of artists by developing projects through exchange and offering exhibitions, workshops, performances and more. Grab Bag Studio encourages experimentation and process-based art-making that is responsive to our social and urban environment. In this regard, GBS is a community art project among and between the artists and the local community

Watch OVARIAN PSYCOS directed by Kate Trumbull-LaValle & Johanna Sokolowski, a documentary about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Stick around after the film for a Q & A with some of the ladies from the film.

Mujeres de Maiz (Women of the Corn) will be holding a space filled with dialogue aiming to bring together and empower diverse women. As an inter-cultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary collective they have made that space from the stage to the page, the gallery to the streets, and ceremony and wellness world for women of color by sharing their own specific blend of mind, body, spirit and cultural work.

The night will also include all female craft vendors, food for purchase, photobooth and a cash bar.

Parking will be $5. We encourage biking or taking Metro to the event!

Bike Valet will be available and free.

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