Autonomie is proud to announce Durden and Ray: Year Two on Saturday, June 30th from 7-10pm. Please join us in celebrating the work of one of L.A.'s most dynamic art collectives.
Durden and Ray: Year Two presents a selection of works from one of Los Angeles's most active artist collectives. Composed of a core group of fifteen members Durden and Ray has participated in various national and international exhibitions as well as collaborating with other curatorial initiatives. D+R helped to organize exhibitions that included over 50 prominent and emerging Los Angeles artists in 2011 and 2012, most recently curating "Fellow Travelers" and "In the Dark" at the 12 Floor gallery of L.A. Mart.
The most challenging aspect of Durden and Ray's production, both as individuals and as a collective, is the shear diversity of their interests. Unlike many other Los Angeles based collectives, Durden and Ray consists of a plurality of voices, mediums, and outlooks on what makes for 'critical' art production today. By inviting exchanges, mixed programming and collaborative projects D+R avoids the insularity that typifies other like-minded endeavors.
Radically plural and nomadic, D+R is something like an art tribe of curators, artists, and art writers that continue to make their influence felt across the Los Angeles scene. Please join us for an intimate look at a selection of works by the core members before the next big D+R events at the 12 Floor and Shangrila Arts this coming Fall.
Durden and Ray: Year Two includes work by Emily Counts, Ariel Erestingcol, Roni Feldman, Jon Flack, David French, Luis G. Hernandez, Claudia Parducci, Max Presneill, Alison Rash, Chris Trueman and Lousia Van Leer.