FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
510 Bernard Street
Los Angeles, CA
Qualia—An Art Opening at Human Resources on May 22nd
Curated by Dawn Kasper
Chinatown, Los Angeles- On May 22, from 7pm-11pm, Human Resources hosts a group exhibition with works by Asher Hartman and Skylar Haskard and Jason Yates. The theme of the show is qualia. Qualia is a term used in philosophy to describe the subjective quality of conscious experience; defined as a property as it is experienced as distinct from any source it might have in a physical object.
According to Human Resources member, Dawn Kasper, who curated the exhibit, “The concept of qualia captures the essence of these compelling artists, who utilize subjective experience to inform their work… The artists in this show are among the most exciting emerging artists in Los Angeles right now.”
Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice centers on the exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies. Skylar Haskard successfully utilizes a low-tech means of manipulation in his work to show a private, almost obsessive engagement with images and everyday materials to reflect his interest in process and performance. Jason Yates’ work is inspired by diverse sources of history, philosophy, politics, and culture, producing handmade rock posters, latch hook rugs, novelty stickers, and controlled substances. His output also includes drawing, painting, assemblage, sculpture, interior design, performance and video.
Human Resources departs from the traditional visual art gallery, to support the expression of art performers by providing them with a gallery venue as well as video and sound archiving of performances that take place there. Human Resources is entirely volunteer run and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms.
with musical performances by
Stepfather and TEARIST
special guest musical performance by Daniela Sea and Will Schwartz