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Event Listing: Art Exhibit at Art+Practice October 12, 2019-January 25, 2020

Date
Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
Time
Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - Dec 24, 2019 @ 06:00 PM
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
https://www.artandpractice.org/exhibitions/ https://www.artandpractice.org/public-programs/
Council District
City Council District 10

Below is information about an upcoming exhibit at Art+Practice exhibition space in Leimert Park.
Address: 3401 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Hours: Mon-Sat, 12:00pm-6:00pm
Free admission
Phone: (323) 337-6887

October 12, 2019-January 25, 2020
Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning

At the center of this exhibition, the monumental installation Birth of a Nation (2014) represents a Black woman nursing a white infant against the backdrop of the first official flag of the United States. Suspended above a mound of earth, the quilt will be surrounded by Towns’s Story Quilts (2016–2019), a cycle of works in luminous fabrics and glass beads that chronicle the life of Nat Turner and the 1831 rebellion he led against slavery. A pair of quilted oval portraits of Nat and Cherry Turner (2018) adds a significant dimension to this narrative, considering the role of a marriage in historic events.

October 12, 2019-January 25, 2020
Ramsess: The Gathering

Ramsess’ mural-scale quilt The Gathering (2012) reimagines Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (1495-98) as a memorial to Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed on February 26, 2012. This sacred meal is attended by twelve historical figures, one still living: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani activist who becomes a symbol for peace, justice, and possibility. With The Gathering at its center, this focused exhibition brings together a selection of Ramsess’s quilted portraits—monuments to individuals of crucial significance to American history whose stories have been suppressed or overlooked through politics of race, age, and gender: Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Cathay Williams, Malcolm X, H. Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton, and George Stinney.

Upcoming Public Programs include Artist Talks at 7:00pm on the following evenings:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Stephen Towns and Ramsess
Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Luis Flores
Thursday, December 12, 2019 – Kenturah Davis
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Diedrick Brackens
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Lava Thomas

Organizer

Art + Practice
Phone:
323 337 6887
Email:
natalie@artandpractice.org
Website:
https://www.artandpractice.org/

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