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Go Tell it on the Mountain

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Untitled (Mememto), 1998 C-print 18 X 14 © Copyright of the artist. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Leon Banks
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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
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The Messiah is Forthcoming, 2011 Mixed Media Installation 6 Feet Diameter © Nikki Pressley
Go Tell it on the Mountain

600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
October 4th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
Opening: October 4th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.caamuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
PHONE:  
213-744-7432
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

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.