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California African American Museum

Exhibition Detail
Go Tell it on the Mountain
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

October 4th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
October 4th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Untitled (Mememto), Kerry James MarshallKerry James Marshall, Untitled (Mememto),
1998, C-print, 18 x 14
© Copyright of the artist. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Leon Banks
Kimpa Vita and the Concert of Kongo, Zeal HarrisZeal Harris, Kimpa Vita and the Concert of Kongo,
2010, Ink, liquid acrylic & watercolor on paper, 36 x 50 inches
© Zeal Harris, Collection of the California African American Museum
The Messiah is Forthcoming, Nikki PressleyNikki Pressley, The Messiah is Forthcoming,
2011, Mixed media installation, 6 feet diameter
© Nikki Pressley
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downtown/east la
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5
sculpture, conceptual, installation, mixed-media, photography

Curators Nery Gabriel Lemus and Mar Hollingsworth have taken James Baldwin’s 1953 novel of the same title, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” as a point of departure to select a variety of pieces that explore oppositional forces within Christianity, and exposing underlying tensions of religious control and human hypocrisy. Often, the works also examine Christianity's role in fostering political action and social engagement.

Go Tell It on the Mountain presents the work of a multicultural group of creators of diverse backgrounds and styles, ranging from internationally known artists to recent graduates of prominent Los  Angeles colleges, in addition to self-taught artists from the American South. Pieces included are installation and conceptual work, wood carvings, assemblage, paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage and photography.

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