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OVERTONES is pleas
ed to present the “Pandemic Show”\, a group exhibition of artist-designed s
urgical masks. The exhibition is conceived by Los Angeles artist Sandra Lo
w and co-curated by Sandra Low and OVERTONES gallery’s director Elizabeta B
The artworks on display were created specifically for this exhibition. Over 60 artists were sent masks\, and asked to interpret and customize these seemingly flimsy facial prophylactics into unique works of art. Inevitably\, the resulting works are deliciously unpredictable\; a display of pathos and deadpan humor that reflects upon our collective para noia as well as our desire to survive.
News footage of brush f ires\, earthquakes\, and pandemic flu invariably feature people swathed in the now familiar masks. Worn as intended\, they become blanks upon the face that beg to be filled. Mutations have begun to emerge. In China\, masks ha ve featured Burberry plaids and cartoon critters. Painted skulls and Sharpi e-pen smiles are recorded in Mexico City.
The surgical face ma sk has become a global symbol of dystopian microbial assault. Toxic ash and rubble. Swine flu. Botched rhinoplasties. We are all going to die. Protect yourself. Do it with style.
“Pandemic Show” marks seven years of existence for OVERTONES gallery—a contemporary Los Angeles exhibition s pace whose program has strived to intertwine beauty and social action\, and reach out beyond the confines of established art-world structures in an ef fort to engage a wide range of audiences. Since its inception\, OVERTONES has presented the work of 77 artists in 43 exhibitions.
“Pandemic S how” is the last group exhibition presented by OVERTONES: it is a call to c elebrate life\, embrace change\, and utilize our creativity to fight off th e biggest and most damaging pandemic of all: fear.
Particip ating Artists: Lalo Alcaraz\, Nena Amsler\, Orameh Bagheri\, Leonardo B ravo\, Sky Burchard\, Craig Butler\, Christopher Chinn\, Barbara Carrasco\, Carolyn Castaño\, Robbie Conal\, Jonathan Davies\, Allan deSouza\, Ricardo Duffy\, Carol Es\, Liza Epps\, Karen Fiorito\, Victor Gastelum\, Sherin Gu irguis\, Stan Hunter\, Tomo Isoyama\, Michele Jaquis\, Andrew Johnson\, Mar garet Lazzari\, Viet Le\, Tom Leeser\, Mark Licari\, Simone Lourenço\, Sand ra Low\, Heriberto Luna\, David McDonald\, Kelly McLane\, Maryrose Cobarrub ias Mendoza\, Yong Soon Min\, Christine Morla\, Hushidar Mortezaie\, Brian Moss\, Clayton Murdach\, Chris Natrop\, Rebecca Niederlander\, Stas Orlovsk i\, Chancellor Page\, Jared Pankin\, Ty Pownall\, Ron Reeder\, Tony De Los Reyes\, Walter Robinson\, Julie Rofman\, Amy Ross\, Carole Silverstein\, Ju lio Sims\, Susanne Slavick\, Steven Simon\, Coleen Sterritt\, Ilene Sunshin e\, Cindy Suriyani\, Adam Teraoka\, Ehren Tool\, Treiops Treyfid\, Carrie U ngerman\, Jeffrey Vallance\, Steven Wong\, Mary Younakof\, Jody Zellen\, Al exis Zoto [list in progress].
+ For additional informati on and images please contact Elizabeta Betinski at email@example.com or 310. 91 5. 0346. OVERTONES gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday\, 12 – 6 pm\, or by appointment