The 2019 Biennial: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" comes as a response to the awakening representation of women artists. This is the third iteration of Christine Finley’s acclaimed women’s art exhibition. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is a rally cry for self identifying women artists to cross-pollinate with each other across a wide variety of mediums, generations, as well as racial and ethnic backgrounds. The aim of bringing together so many creative voices is to sing a collective song that celebrates the contributions of female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory. The Every Woman Biennial is committed to creating not only an exhibition, but a new consciousness in the world of art which favors encouragement, connection, inspiration and love.
Opening Reception: March 23, 2019 1:20-3:30pm
Flags fly in this expansive outdoor exhibition of waving signals, but the works in Dream Wavers break with conventional vexillography. Instead, this group show celebrates diverse approaches – through subversive content and materially experimental interpretations of the flag. Twenty-four artists from across the US offer a range of distinct perspectives on identity, particularly in the current political and social landscape.
Dream Wavers is s site-specific outdoor group exhibition co-curated by STNDRD and Katie Kirk.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects are excited to announce their upcoming Second Annual Holiday Art Raffle and Party. After an opening reception on Saturday, November 17th from 7-10 pm, the donated artworks will be exhibited for three weeks before the raffle, which will begin at 6 pm on Sunday, December 9th.
The GWC Art Gallery at Golden West College is proud to present “The Art of the Self,” a fine art exhibition opening November 1, 2018 that will examine the traditional 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.
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.
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.
$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.