Catawampus is a group exhibition featuring the works of Los Angeles-based artists Bibs Moreno, Camellia Saleh, Dom Go, Gemma Jimenez, Lauren Kim, and Tania Ordonez. The exhibition brings together artists—who despite differences in medium (which include video, sculpture, painting, found objects, photography, performance)—and background, use their practices as a means of self-exploration and as an examination of one’s place within Los Angeles’s diverse cultural and urban landscape.
A neighborhood deep in the western San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park has featured few opportunities to view or exhibit contemporary art. As an artist-run exhibition held in a non-gallery setting, Catawampus opens a dialogue between the artists in various stages of their careers and invites the community to view and reflect as well.
Catawampus will be on display at the Canoga Park Youth Center from March 9 through March 30 with regular viewing hours open to the public. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 6-9:30 PM.
DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such…
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