Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)
In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)
How Mike Kelley Helped Me Paint My Way Out of a Prison Cell (tags)
How the Whitney Museum tried to exploit me, and in turn I exploited them by lying I was a murderer to show my art in the Mike Kelley retrospective. in 1993. This resulted in tremendous media exposure to my case where Governor Pataki of NYS granted me executive clemency. I literally painted my way to freedom as told in my book 15 to Life: How I Painted my Way to Freedom
WHY OCCUPY art exhibit (tags)
Art collective The Recruiter Syndicate bring their multimedia art exhibit WHY OCCUPY to downtown Los Angeles February 9th.
Fertile Dreams - Assemblage & Photography by Freyda Miller (tags)
"Fertile Dreams," a solo exhibit by LA artist Freyda Miller, opens Sat. Feb. 7 at Art Dimensions in Westwood. Integrating assemblage, photography, and installation, Miller explores complex aspects of the maternal psyche. The evocative and vulnerable portrayal of the feminine raises issues of autonomy, stereotypes, equality and self-esteem. Fertile Dreams takes on a life of its own, dealing with primal emotions and thoughts that transcend time and place. Images of life and death emerge along with dreamlike qualities of both flight and confinement. The exhibit runs thru Mar. 21.
LA Zoo Elephant Drama (tags)
LA Zoo shamelessly spams member email list to talk negatively about animal rights activists & urge members to support new elephant enclosure...
Free Reception and Closing Exhibit of Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream (tags)
National Black Farm leaders travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Gumption at the Junction: Allensworth and connect the historical legacy of Black Farmers in California to the new released report "A Seat at the Table: Diversity and the 2008 Farm Bill. New opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities expanding job creation, technical education and economic development in partnership with USDA, CDFA and regional organizations.
Art Exhibit: Subvertisements (tags)
[ Image: "iRaq" - Forkscrew Graphics, Silkscreen, 2004, Los Angeles, California ] Poster from the exhibit, "Subvertisements: Using Ads and Logos for Protest", a must see exhibition for all readers of Indymedia.
Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work (tags)
Chicano: Pronouncing Diversity. Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work in Landmark Show.
Donate Old Protest Posters and Placards for an Art Exhibit!!! (tags)
Did you make some amazing anti-Bush sign that has only been seen by your fellow protesters? Now is the time to show them in a museum!
AT WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR (tags)
Opening Reception Saturday June 17, 2006 7:00-10:00 p.m
Artist's Call: Art of California Labor (tags)
This information on the Artist's Call for: Art of California Labor, was taken from artist Mark Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
ART EXHIBIT: DON’T TALK ABOUT RELIGION OR POLITICS (tags)
The Avenue 50 Studio invites the public to an art exhibit focusing on questions of religion and politics. Featuring artists: Mark Vallen, Gwyneth Leech, Poli Marichal, Sergio Hernandez, John Paul Thorton. [ Posted image - "Station of the Cross # 10." Oil painting by Gwyneth Leech. ]
"The Traveling Wobbly Show" Art Exhibit (tags)
[ News on an art exhibit about the IWW comes from artist Mark Vallen's "Art For A Change" weblog - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog ]
MARK VALLEN - Self Help Graphics Finished? (tags)
Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, wrote and posted the following article on his weblog concerning the closing of LA's Self Help Graphics. You can read more of his posts, at: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
Art Show in LA closed by Police (tags)
On April 23rd, 2005, the LAPD raided and closed down a political art exhibit at the Transport Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen reported the details on his web log - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog - his report follows:
Tibetan Photo Project exhibit in Los Angeles (tags)
the first collection of photos by Tibetans living in exile will be exhibited at Antioch University - opens Feb. 3
Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention in Pasadena (tags)
Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention on Saturday, October 2, 2004 (9am - 2pm)
"Yo! What Happened to Peace?" (tags)
LA artist John Carr has organized a terrific exhibition of antiwar posters to be exhibited in Boston and New York during the conventions. The show, "Yo! What Happened to Peace?" is currently on display in Cambridge MA until July 30th. From August 6th to September 5th it will be on display in Brooklyn NY. Dozens of artists contributed prints to the show, including Mark Vallen, Winston Smith, Doug Minkler, Seth Tobocman, Favianna Rodriguez, EMEK, Chaz Bojorquez, Mear One, Edward Colver, Eric Drooker... and many others!
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
‘You'll Need A Cold Shower After You See It’: Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibit at Erotica LA (tags)
Promising that you'll need a cold shower after you see it, a 3,000 square foot sensual and erotic art exhibition, Inside/Out: Censored and Self-Censored Art, will feature at Erotica Los Angeles June 18-20.
CARTOONS Y QUE (tags)
CARTOONS Y QUE is an exhibit of cartoons by leading Chicano Toonistas to be held at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.