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LA Blacksmith

Date
Jan 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Time
Jan 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Jan 31, 2020 @ 05:00 PM
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
caamuseum.org
Council District
City Council District 9
Event Series Dates
Through February 16
For decades black artists in Los Angeles have worked with metal for its historic and symbolic significance, as well as for other sociocultural, political, and practical considerations. LABlacksmith highlights this tradition, from historic Los Angeles metal sculpture that signifies the durability of West African metalsmithing aesthetics to contemporary explorations of iron and steel alloys, bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, and gold. Beginning with Beulah Woodard’s homages to African mask making, LABlacksmith examines how the Watts Rebellion and other political and aesthetic ideas shaped midcentury metalwork. Contemporary artists explore metal as appropriation, power, and play in twenty-first century Los Angeles. For these artists, metalwork layers the tension between tradition and resistance, preciousness and posture, as well as the sacred and the profane.

Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Phone:
213-744-2024
Website:
www.caamuseum.org

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