Southland – Curated by Patrick Martinez
July 23 – August 27, 2016
Artist’s Reception July 23, 6-10pm
Works by Sadie Barnette, Sandow Birk, Gregory Bojorquez, Kenturah Davis, Gajin Fujita, Gary Garay, RamiroGomez, Lauren Halsey, Kysa Johnson, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Star Montana, Kaz Oshiro, Kenton Parker, Hilary Pecis, Umar Rashid, Joe Prime Reza, Shizu Saldamando, Andrew Schoultz, Ana Serrano, Mario Ybarra Jr, Zes and José Delgado Zúñiga.
Growing up in the Los Angeles area, curator and artist Patrick Martinez has long been fascinated with the geography and culture of greater Los Angeles. Martinez’s eye concerns itself less with Hollywood and the West Side, the areas of LA commonly exported to the rest of the country, and more with pockets of the city such as the San Gabriel Valley, the East Side of Los Angeles, North East LA, the Harbor Area, San Bernardino, the High Desert, and DTLA. For Southland, Martinez has recruited artists native to Los Angeles, from different parts of the city, as well as transplants to LA, and asked them to make work about their relationship to the city.
“The Founding of the Crips” (George Washington Preparatory High School – Los Angeles – The Meeting of Stanley “Tookie” Williams and Raymond Washington – 1971) Acrylic on Canvas, 43″ x 54″. (#2016-1)
Sandow Birk, “The Founding of the Crips” (George Washington Preparatory High School – Los Angeles – The Meeting of Stanley “Tookie” Williams and Raymond Washington – 1971) Acrylic on Canvas, 43 x 54 inches, 2015
Gregory Bojorquez, Joselin Market, Archival pigment print, 30 x 40 inches
Gajin Fujita, 2013 ZODIAC SIGN, Spray paint, paint markers, mean streaks, 12kt. And 24kt. gold leaf on wood panels, 8 x 20 inches , 2013
Ana Serrano, Around the Block #1, Paper and acrylic, 20.5 x 20.5 inches, 2016