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Loss, Memory and Recovery

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Loss, Memory and Recovery

685 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
March 1st, 2014 - April 11th, 2014
Opening: March 1st, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.improvforthepeople.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
matthew_c_moore@yahoo.com
PHONE:  
310 576 7561
OPEN HOURS:  
rotating, ongoing class schedule
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Dwora Fried's mixed media boxes capture people, places and emotions under glass - literally. Composed in identical wooden boxes with glass fronts, the pieces ask unsettling questions about identity, beliefs and memory. They recreate imaginary scenes of displacement, isolation and entrapment. "It is the most autobiographical work I have done so far, containing snippets of my life as a Jewish/Austrian/Lesbian child of a holocaust survivor."

Linda Vallejo’s new work carries a strong electric charge - to some they are hyper political, for others they are emotional portals to a past remembered and sometimes forgotten, and to others they are just down right hilarious.
“Like many Americans, I’ve become a person of the world, with a wide cultural perspective. At a moment of introspection, however, I decided to focus on popular cultural images and objects once beloved of white, middle-class America in the mid-20th century, and re-vision and transform them through my personal Mexican-American, Chicano lens.”