Cross Fade, a group exhibition, curated by Brenda G. Williams at Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034. Show runs through August 16, 2014.
Below are my three works in the exhibition:
Click on links below for press and media reviews that mention the above works:
(Note: There is no press yet available on Carlota Slaying the Slayer because I just completed the painting on July 12, 2014)
Carlota Leading the People:
- Pan African Film Festival, Feb 2014
- LA Woman Catalog, Forest Lawn Museum, Jan 2014
- El Vaquero, Sep 2013
- Tikkun Magazine, Apr 2013
- Coagula Webisode, Jan 2012
- Huffington Post, Dec 2011
As American As Cherry Pie:
curated by Brenda G. Williams
Artists: Lili Bernard, Tameka Norris, Lezley Saar, Christine Wang, Dana Weiser and Kim Ye.
Exhibition dates: 12 July – August 16, 2014
Walter Maciel Gallery
2642 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am – 6pm
“We have become accustomed to considering identity as a means of talking about the individuality and characteristics of self. There have been many skilled artists in history and even today who can reproduce precisely the reality of the emotions and significance they experience before them. But as identity expression has evolved, artists have increasingly felt a freedom to do more than retread all the previous material.
My vision is to present work that discusses identity, specifically African American and Asian females at the intersection of race, identity and behavior. I want to create a discourse using trigger images to get the audience to look honestly for answers about ethnic groups and identity.
Contact between the two different cultural and linguistic groups I’ve selected contributes to an increased need to develop symbolic expressions of identities and to the formation of identities that are hybrid and complex. Identity is ever-present in practices of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Identities both shape and are shaped by language and cultural expressions, hence an inherently reflexive relationship.
This exhibition will demonstrate a range of approaches by contemporary established and emerging female artists seeking to respond in their work to the rhythms and complexities of their place in the existing culture. Driven by a desire to depict not only a visual image of a place, but the feeling that is elicited when one truly experiences a place.” – Brenda G. Williams, Curator