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Kamau Patton

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© Courtesy the Artist
Kamau Patton

1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
September 22nd, 2007 - November 3rd, 2007
Opening: September 22nd, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.machineproject.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
silverlake/echo park
EMAIL:  
m@machineproject.com
PHONE:  
(213) 483-8761
OPEN HOURS:  
We don’t really have specific times we are open, although someone is likely to be there every day between 11am and 6pm, unless we’re not.

DESCRIPTION

Kamau Patton creates installations, videos and objects that are the result of research into visual communication systems, gesture and ritual. His work is often rooted in living folk practices and mediated by his personal narrative, other folktales and by contemporary shared narratives such as urban architecture, advertising and television.

The altered iconography and ritual practices described in Kamau’s projects are based on a variety of living symbolic systems and organized belief systems. His intention in evoking the mythic past is to use these systems as a material to create allegorical spaces that can comment on aspects of the social world as we experience it today.