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Station Paradice

Dates: August 10th-17th Reception: August 10th 1-3pm

Artist Natalie K

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access ̶denied

Dates: June 23 - 30, 2019
Reception: June 23, 2019, 1 – 4 p.m.

With:
Irina Contreras
Miranda J Friedman
Andrew Freire
Jaklin Romine

Organized by: gloria galvez

Art in the Park presents, access ̶denied, a group exhibition platforming the subversion of instances of denied access in society.

Social exclusion to various rights, opportunities and resources is unfortunately overwhelmingly present and often unnoticed in our society. But there are social moments in which this exclusion is turned on its head by subversive actions and ideas, forcing us to reckon with the presence of exclusion in our society. The artworks in this exhibition both directly and indirectly subvert this exclusion by hinting at, demanding, and reclaiming access,  therefore, crossing out the denial within a denied access and consequently providing this exhibition with its title access—denied.


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Workspace Only/No Overnights

Dates: March 3-9, 2019

With the widespread phenomenon of the home studio; whether out of preference or necessity, Workspace Only/No Overnights presents recent works by artists currently employing aspects of the found object, accessible materials, and available/low tech applications within their practice towards generating art.

This communion with the available has led to the term DIY becoming nearly ubiquitous with a majority of arts practice and contemporary developments in dematerialization and notions of the post-studio. Utilizing expanded and accessible methods of distribution/receiving, conception, and autodidacticism via the internet the artist is continually working and preparing stages of work/development of said work in a variety of media. This advancement, paired against complications in economics and the general cost of living leading more artists to work out of their living spaces/live in their work spaces and/or utilizing found objects to compete with basic standards of living and expected artistic production. While steadily increasing, thesecomplications have always existed and through these complications the usage of alternative/communal spaces has been crucial in literally getting these works outside of the house.

Utilizing the communal space of art in the park, a site similar to a living space in appearance, Workspace Only/No Overnights actively demonstrates the role of art and community and the varying practices in the local communities of Los Angeles.


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I’m Here

Dates : January 13 - 20, 2019
Reception: January 13, 2019, 2 – 5 p.m.

With:
Noor Abed
Tasha Bjelić
Kayla Ephros
Avelardo Ibarra
Babsi Loisch

Organized by: gloria galvez

Art in the Park presents, I’m Here, a group exhibition acknowledging mothering.

I’m Here is both a statement that identifies your location to the other and demands the acknowledgement of your presence from the other. For this exhibition, both connotations of I’m Here are utilized to extrude acts and states of mothering, biological and non-biological (and at times even non human) that are often unacknowledged or even suppressed. Mothering is hard work that can come from a mother, brother, friend, or doll. It requires those who mother to be intimately present for those in need of mothering. And at times, this intimate availability absorbs their full beings rendering them invisible within their mothering.

Each work in the exhibit acknowledges mothering in a variety of ways. Avelardo Ibarra’s work looks at his own relationship with his mother and the separate being she is outside of this relationship. Kayla Ephros expands mothering to a physical object like a doll, which can take place of a mother as an object of comfort for young children. With video, Noor Abed platforms mothering in precarious times like that of her own mother in Palestine, an occupied territory. Babsi Loish explores the hardships of her own mothering as an artist and the maneuvers it propels in order to maintain both practice of art and mothering. Tasha Bjelić’s work refuses socially perceived notions of what those who mother should embody.

Together the artist featured in I’m Here acknowledge mothering: its versatility, resilience, and complexities and, with this acknowledgement, they seek to make space for those who mother and all that they encompass in world that often refuses to do so.


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Coatlicue 2.0
A Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Dates: October 27 – November 3, 2019
Reception: October 27, 2019, 2 – 5 p.m.

Alter by artist Roy Martinez with community offerings

Performance by Carmina escobar

Organized by: gloria galvez




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plantsssssssssssssssssssss:
planthood magic & sway on display for your adoration and consideration purposes

Dates : August 18 – 25, 2018
Reception: August 18, 2018, 2 – 5 p.m.

With:
yasmine diaz
kiyomi fukui
gloria galvez
melanie griffin and chris wawrinofsky
paradise khanmalek
michael nannery
joanna swan
martin velez
wetwinkie

plantsssssssssssssssssssss is a group exhibit turning - eyes to - and - hands to - placing on a pedestal - a plant narrative and plant agency, especially that which they exert over humans.

plant idolization is subversion of a status quo narrative that dominates plants and renders them inert, invisible and potentially extinct (consequently to the demise of the humans themselves). in response to these insensitive green tendencies of people, the works in this exhibit poetically invoke and honor planthood as a self-determined vibrant presence that exerts an aura and power over humans.