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January 16, 2018

KEN GONZALES-DAY AT BRIC

ART THIS WEEK: MARKING A YEAR OF RESISTANCE, AND MORE

Historical reenactment is typically only referred to in terms of the eager, largely-white people who don period dress and perform old American wars in places like colonial Williamsburg (Virginia, to clarify). Little did some of us know, it’s so much more than that. Group exhibition Reenactment delves into the politics of historical reenactment and what narratives get privileged along the way.   more

Six artists of color use performance, photography, textiles, and more to take on stories such as modern-day gentrification in Bed-Stuy, traced through an amateur kung fu film found at the former home of a theater frequented by Reverend Al Sharpton; the Syrian refugee crisis and conflict, mixing media coverage and first-person accounts; and the actual Revolutionary War’s 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, conducted by a woman of color. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2018

6 OUTSTANDING ARTWORKS AT UNTITLED, SAN FRANCISCO 2018

Another Los Angeles gem of a gallery, LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES, went a step further in risqué, body-oriented depictions, with new work by Julie Weitz. Among her compelling and brightly colored videos and some dildo-cast candles available in a range of psychedelic, swirly hues, is an intimate, smaller-scale duo of video-objects titled Screen Gestures 1 and 2.   more

With these tablet-like pieces, Weitz marries her sensual moving imagery with sculptural smoothness, achieving a video that depicts the sometimes uncomfortable, entropic aspects of feminine beauty (as is here evidenced by an acute study of hands and fingernails), and a slick, “contemporary” flat-screened device much like the companions that live in our pockets and handbags and that assist us in just about everything we do throughout our daily routines. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2018

KEN GONZALEZ-DAY IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
'INTO ACTION' FESTIVAL BLENDS ART, MUSIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; A 'MOMENTUM BUILDER' FOR SPARKING ACTIVISM

It’s been nearly a year since Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and the subsequent women’s marches last January, when millions took to the streets advocating for women’s rights and other social justice issues.

Marking the occasion, “Into Action,” a free, nine day festival of art, music and activism, will kick off on Saturday.   more

It brings together more than 200 high profile visual artists from around the U.S., DJs, musicians and more than 100 nonprofits for performances, exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops that will all take place in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse. [ READ MORE ]

January 09, 2018

LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES AT UNTITLED SF 2018 ON ART FIX DAILY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will present From Observation, A Search Party, a curated presentation at UNTITLED San Francisco 2018, featuring new paintings by Elizabeth Huey, large-scale cyanotypes by Lia Halloran, and new videos and photographs by Julie Weitz. The works explore the formation of identity and subjectivity through the study of forgotten or overlooked feminist, scientific, technological, and healing histories. [ READ MORE ]

January 05, 2018

LUIS DE JESUS ON ARTNEWS
HERE'S THE EXHIBITOR LIST FOR NADA NY 2018

This March, the New Art Dealers Alliance will return to Skylight Clarkson Square for its second annual edition in the West SoHo space, presenting 100 galleries from 17 countries. It will mark the second year since the fair moved its dates from May to March, aligning itself with the Armory Show rather than Frieze New York. [ READ MORE ]

January 03, 2018

ANDRÉ HEMER IN WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce Making-Image, an exhibition of new paintings and video by André Hemer, to be presented from January 6 through February 10, 2018. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 6th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. [ READ MORE ]

January 02, 2018

REVIEW: ANTONIA WRIGHT IN CUBAN ART NEWS

RELATIONAL UNDERCURRENTS: CUBA AND THE ARCHIPELAGO AT MOLAA

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, offers a compellingly revisionist understanding of art from the region. Curators Tatiana Flores and Michelle A. Stephens have resisted the usual interpretations that focus on the diverse cultural heritages of the Caribbean.  [ READ MORE ]

December 22, 2017

BEST OF 2017: KEN GONZALES-DAY: SHADOWLANDS AT THE MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF ART

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Shadowlands, curated by Christopher Atkins, explored historical incidents of lynching, and how that legacy of racialized violence impacts our present moment. His devastating Erased Lynching series manipulates historical photographs of lynchings so that the victim can’t be seen, minimizing the harm of re-traumatizing communities who might view this work, and also drawing focus toward the perpetrators of violent racism. [ READ MORE ]

December 22, 2017

REENACTMENT, A GROUP EXHIBITION ON THE POLITICS OF HISTORICAL REENACTMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART COMES TO BRIC

Through work in performance, video, and photography, this exhibition-curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC-looks at six artists of color who are unsettling cultural mythologies and origin stories, and who approach history as fluid. With works from Ken Gonzales-Day, Crystal Z.   more

Campbell, Marisa Williamson, Maria Hupfield, Alicia Grullón, and Farideh Sakhaeifar, the histories represented range from civil rights activism and gentrification in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood to the refugee crisis in Syria and the American Revolution, asserting the experiences of people underrepresented throughout history. [ READ MORE ]

December 14, 2017

ZACHARY DRUCKER & RHYS ERNST REVIEW: PHOTO SHOW TAKES A BROAD, ACCESSIBLE VIEW OF QUEERNESS

Queerness has never been so omnipresent.

That’s not exactly the thesis of “Disruptive Perspectives” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, but it’s at least the cultural context for the exhibition’s presentation of eight American and Swiss photographers, and their optimistic visions of gender, identity, relationships and selfhood today. [ READ MORE ]