Thu, Jan 05|
Angel City Brewery
Our Art LA exhibition opening
Opening January 5th, Our Art LA features Los Angeles based artists at Angel City Brewery in the DTLA Arts District.
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Angel City Brewery, 216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
About the event
The Our Art LA exhibition is a direct response to the systemic racism experienced not only in broad systems, but within the art business and community specifically. The works exhibited and available for purchase will be entirely made up of emerging black and brown artists local to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Their work will be uncensored and unedited for public viewing.
“Public spaces like galleries shouldn’t simply provide for small, privileged pools of people. To tackle institutional racism, they need to look beyond tokenism and diversity projects and embrace conversations about decolonisation. Only once these issues have been addressed can we experience the kind of long-lasting change that the art sector needs.” - Susuana Amoah
The purpose of the Our Art LA exhibition is not only the featured artworks, but the creation of community with like-minded, non-white identifying artists. This event will act as the commencement of increased networking events for the marginalized artist community promoted by emerging curator, Ree Magaña: increasing their exposure to collectors and curators, and proving the need for funding given to uplifting underrepresented artists.
Jose Trejo Maya
Cole the Renaissance
On view January 5 - 29 at Angel City Brewery
Artworks will be available for purchase online beginning January 5th, 2023.
The exhibition's opening reception will take place January 5th at 6PM
Join us for drinks, conversation, music and poetry performances, and art!
Poetry performances by Gold Script Publishing Company
Alexa Johansen (Dear Girl, July 2021)
Josh Lizeth Guerrero (Eyes & Windows & Souls, July 2022)
Derrick Engoy (publication coming October 2023)
Ashley Jones (publication coming November 2023)
Tony Acero (Last Call, October 2021)
Additional poetry performances by Morgan Barajas and Janai Valentine
DJ set by Caroline Luce
Dance performance by Janae Holster