A group show, with artists, that highlights "Los Angeles" as a metaphorically, materially, and mythologically "burning" (eccentric) center; a space the crosses and connects distopia and desire ; a weaving through of so many hauntings, burnings, and planes (of existence). The artworks in this exhibition play -- in literal and metaphorical ways -- between, beside, with, and against -- and often in parodic, performative, ironic and ambivalent ways -- the binaries of gift/blackmail, utopia/distopia, oasis/desert, living/dead, fashion/style, queer/normative, hetero/homo, black/white, creation/destruction, pleasure/pain, health/dis-ease, self/other, nature/artifice, dreams/despair -- as they are played (or blurred) out in the artwork. As well as in styles, aesthetics fitting, or un-fitting, obvious, or not obvious, to "Los Angeles" (a multi-centeric city of contradictions and conundrums, various vectors of intensity,and too various speeds and various thicknesses of movement ...
- Robert Summers-
"I am curating an art exhibition in Los Angeles with Robert Summers #LA IS BURNING that is opening next weekend. I know this zine is supposed to be made for this said show, however Robert is currently in the Hospital. I have contact with him. But unfortunately that contact is difficult, maybe you could help with how you are involved in this project. Robert is my very close personal friend and this art show is a project of love and queer expectation. If there is any information i can aid you with please let me know.
LA WAS BURNING
i knew it happened
i could smell it
i could feel it boiling on my skin
as i sweat and stunk and laughed
it didnt fucking matter anymore
i was better than it
i had conquered without giving up my values
- Alex Sanchez-
8824 Reading Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
3-7P, opening reception.
Curated by Robert Summers and Alex Sanchez
Jose Luis Cortes
Ryan C Harman
more to come...