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“Ours is a City of Writers”

Ours is a City of Writers
February 5, 2017 to March 26, 2017


New approaches to writing can be seen everywhere across the contemporary art world. In Los Angeles, as a city whose arts and writing communities often center around art schools, shared modes of critical engagement, discussion and inquiry are especially evident. These innovative writing practices in our city, from fiction and poetry to theory and criticism, each seems to find their corresponding forms in art, and vice versa. Ours is a city of writers who matter a great deal to artists; of artists who are also writers; of writers who are also musicians, dancers, performers or visual artists; and so many other incarnations besides.


We take this orientation as the basis for a project that engages non-traditional approaches to writing and representing. Through a version of the surrealist “exquisite corpse,” invited writers have selected artists to collaborate, and, likewise, invited artists have selected writers. The participants approached their collaborations in numerous ways. While in some cases writers produced new texts in response to their artist-collaborators’ work, in others, artists took on the function of writers, displaying materials not initially intended to be art objects. Each scenario results in a piece of writing, artwork, performance or lecture. As presented in the gallery or as part of the live programs, these new works tends to exist among and between the distinctions of language, object and event.


Taken together, the personal connections exhibited in these works trace threads of belonging in Los Angeles, communities that preexist and survive the project, and allegiances that have come to fuller form within it.

An online catalog and companion to the exhibition, containing short texts and more information, is located at:

Organized by Suzanne Hudson, Simon Leung and James Nisbet

Participants include: Kelly Akashi, Scott Benzel, Andrew Berardini, Dan Bustillo, Dori Carter, Kabir Carter, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Neha Choksi, Srijon ChowdhuryGinny Cook, Karon Davis, Antonio Trecel Diaz, Travis Diehl, Michelle Dizon, David Evans Frantz, Adam FeldmethPatricia Fernandez, Kathryn Garcia, Ramón García, Amy Gerstler, Natalie Graham, Katie Grinnan, Raquel Gutiérrez, Michael Ned Holte, Douglas Kearney,  Gelare Khoshgozaran, Kristina Kite, Alex Klein, Nick Kramer, Young, Joon Kwak. Viet Le, Sarah, Lehrer-Graiwer, Robin Coste Lewis, Candice Lin, Lauren Mackler, Dylan Mira, Sharon Mizota, Sohrab Mohebbi, Kavior Moon, Fred Moten, Alison O’DanielMichael O’Malley, Susanna Newbury, Gina Osterloh, Hannah Sanghee Park, Anthony Pearson, Litia Perta, Vanessa Place, Selene Preciado, Claire Rifelj, Miller Robinson, Judith Rodenbeck, Kim Schoen, Nizan Shaked, David Shook, Susan Silton, Virginia Solomon, Jenni Sorkin, Jacob Stewart-Halevy, John Tain, Anuradha VikramTerry Wolverton, Suné Woods, and Kim Ye

Participants listed in bold have work on view at LAMAG.dummy-9052_threequarterview_kimschoen


Images: top to bottom, Susan Silton, Who’s in a Name?, 2013, Scott Benzel, ISBN 978-0-9913772-0-6, 2016, Nick Kramer, Table Breath, 2013, Kim Schoen, Dummy 9052, Three-Quarter View, from “The Stand-Ins,” 2017, Katie Grinnan, “5 seconds of dreaming (study for an instrument),” 2016

Performance works and educational events during Ours is a City of Writers

Sunday, February 5
Public Opening Reception 2PM – 5PM
Performance by Young Joon Kwak and Kim Ye 3PM – 5PM

Saturday, February 25
Readings and Performances 1PM – 3PM
Robin Coste Lewis – Reading
Miller Robinson – Performance
Litia Perta and Dylan Mira – Performance
Vanessa Place and Antonio Trecel Diaz – DJ Set
Performances 3PM – 5PM
Ginny Cook and Kim Schoen of MATERIAL Press – Conversation
Ridykeulous (A.L. Steiner and others) – Performance

Saturday, March 4
Sonic Performance with Jacinto Astiazarán – 3PM

Mindful Self Compassion: Shelter in the Storm with Beth Sternlieb – 3:30PM

Sunday, March 5
Readings and Performances 1PM – 3PM
Anuradha Vikram and Patricia Fernandez – Conversation
Fred Moten and Suné Woods – Conversation/Reading
Kabir Carter – Los Angeles in the 1970’s – Presentation

Readings and Performances 3PM – 5PM
Susan Silton’s “Who’s in a Name?”:
Andrew Berardini
Ramón García
Amy Gerstler
Natalie Graham
Kavior Moon
Susanna Newbury
Hannah Sanghee Park
David Shook
Susan Silton
Virginia Solomon
Terry Wolverton

Saturday, March 11


Families will have the opportunity to create a poem or story as they learn about the interconnection between art and writing.

Sunday, March 26

Readings and Performances 1PM – 3PM

Michelle Dizon, Viet Le, Faith Wilding – Performative Reading
Gelare Khoshgozaran and Dan Bustillo – Performance
John Tain and Scott Benzel – Performance and Conversation
Sohrab Mohebbi and Adam Feldmeth – Conversation


The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Presents




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Monica Rodriguez, We Are America, 2011

S/Election addresses issues around citizenship that have been increasingly prominent leading up to the 45th presidential election. The constructs of citizenship are constantly shifting, especially in conversation with politically pressing issues such as voting rights, immigration reform, education reform, identity politics, and criminal justice. S/Election responds to various inquiries around citizenship such as, what does it mean to be an active citizen or exercise your rights, what does the status of “citizen” imply to those that are disenfranchised, displaced, immigrants, or refugees, and how does identity play into the privileges and/or duties of citizenship.

Artists: Aytaam Al Turab, James Berson, Marco Braunschweiler, Bethany Collins, Dorit Cypis, Timothy Durant, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Charles Gaines, Martin Gantman, Ramiro Gomez, Carla Jay Harris, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Olga Koumoundouros, Olga Lah, Mara Lonner, Narsiso Martinez, Jennifer Moon, Margaret Noble, Rubén Ortiz Torres, taisha paggett with WXPT, Leopoldo Peña, Linda Pollack, Jamie Powell, Neil Rivas, Andy Robert, Monica Rodriguez, Stephanie Sabo, Daniel Schwarz, Cintia Alejandra Segovia, Matt Sheridan, Jane Szabo, and Jody Zellen


Olga Koumoundouros. Ice Box,, 2013
Jennifer Moon, Prison Relics, 2012
James Berson, Peaceful Protest Helmet, 2016
Bethany Collins, Study for A Pattern or Practice, 2015
Mara Lonner, Privacy Burnout, 2014



Performance works and educational events during S/Election

Thursday, December 15, 7 to 9:30 PM


Geographies of Displacement will bring together five anti-gentrification groups across East and South Los Angeles: Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Defend Boyle Heights, North East Los Angeles Alliance, L.A. Tenants Union, and Uplifting Inglewood. In this discussion, groups will share their organizing work, contextualize the specific ways in which gentrification is taking place in their neighborhoods, and address how the role of the culture industry opens communities to speculative real estate practices. They will also deliberate how practices of solidarity can develop into a city-wide movement against unjust displacement


Friday, December 16, 6 to 9PM


UNdocumentary is a public reading of Khoshgozaran’s “declaration for seeking asylum in the U.S” against the backdrop of a video projection. The video is comprised of virtual visits to random locations in Tehran where Google+ users have uploaded panorama pictures of the city on Google Maps. UNdocumentary enacts the failure to document or translate a queer, political subject. The performance features Andrea Keichian and sound by Jimena Sarno.

WXPT is a temporary, experimental community of queer people of color and allies, dancers and non-dancers alike. taisha paggett is a Los Angeles based artist and choreographer.

Saturday, January 7, 2 to 4PM (Rescheduled time)


Citizenship is broadly defined as being obligated to obey the laws and duties assigned by one’s government in exchange for legal rights and privileges granted by that government. But we can also say that citizenship is more than a legal designation. It is also a cultural ideal. It is infused with moral meaning, and trades in principles, values, and expectations that derive from cultural, social and historical perspectives. In this workshop, we will explore the meaning of citizenship as it relates to issues of cultural identity. Here you will be free and encouraged to write about what it means to be a citizen in a nation where there are strict divides between economic privilege and poverty, immigration and law enforcement, even free speech and the restriction of open discourse. How does language and identity play into the notion of citizenship? The only requirement for this workshop is an open mind, the courage to speak your truth and a willing heart.

Past S/Election events

Sunday, October 16



Sunday, October 23, 2 to 4PM


“Fear and Loathing the Constitution; What this election reveals about the extent we understand and uphold the Constitution” With Allan Ides, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, in conversation with Linda Pollack

Within the framework of My Daily Constitution (MDC), a Constitution Café is a public gathering organized around a particular topic, with the purpose of a rigorous examination of the topic through the prism of the Constitution. Constitution Cafés take place most Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4PM


Thursday, October 27, 7 to 9PM


Join artists and community leaders for lively conversations that explores citizenship. Moderated by Ernesto Rocha.

Ernesto Rocha, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Narisiso Matinez, Artist in S/Election
Carla Jay Harris, Artist in S/Election
Remi Khayyat, Artist in S/Election
Patricia M. Villasenor, Human Relations Commission
Hellen Hong, First Place for Youth

Sunday, October 30, 2 to 4PM


This hands-on workshop brings together artists, educators and organizers who work stimulates democratic participation in addition to structures of voting. Addressing concerns for equitable representation in a rigged economic and racially biased electoral system, and asserting than no person is “illegal,” we will explore participation in a democratic society as an “expanded citizen.” Presenters, including Gregory Sale in collaboration with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Clare Fox of the Food Policy Council, will share and instruct us in direct community action methods used in their organizing work to affect local and regional politics on the streets in their communities.


Sunday, November 6, 2 to 4PM


Andrew Gumbel, journalist and author of “Down for the Count” which explores the disturbing history of elections in the United States, and Jennifer Pae, Director of Fair Vote California, to introduce the Ranked Choice Voting as an innovation that can reform voting culture.Constitution Cafés take place most Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4pm.


Saturday, November 12, 2 to 4PM


Join artists and community leaders for a lively conversation that explores democracy.

Moderator – Farrah Karapetian
Mike M. Abdeen, Sergeant – County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
Jennifer Moon – Artist in S/Election
Stephanie Sabo – Artist in S/Election
Patricia Ortiz – Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project


Saturday, November 19, 2 to 4PM


Led by students from Hoover High School and teachers Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart, Citizenship looks like is a workshop examining the various ways in which youth think about the status of citizenship.

Play: Open Call 2016

Play: Open Call 2016

A thematic community-based biennial featuring work by 300 artists

On view from August 18 to September 18, 2016
Opening Reception August 14 from 2 to 5pm

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The reception will feature an award ceremony honoring best in show ($250), second place ($100), third place ($50), and three honorable mentions ($30) selected by former LAMAG curator Scott Canty.

Having begun as the “All City Outdoor Festival” in 1950, Open Call has evolved into one of LA’s premier exhibitions for emerging artists and students to exhibit their artwork and achieve recognition through cash prizes. In 2014, nearly 400 artists lined up to deliver their artwork to the Gallery and this year’s biannual Open Call followed a different format with artists encouraged to freely interpret the notion of play. Only works that spoke to the theme were accepted and the mediums included sculpture, paintings, and photography.


This year’s juror is Scott Canty, who recently retired after 30 years with DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Canty began his time at LAMAG as a young curator developing exhibitions, education programs, special events, and, most notably, innovative initiatives including the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artists Fellowship program.

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Featuring artists Hind Abdulmajeed, Mar Abella, Opoku Acheampong, Janet Adams, Patti Akesson, Adrian Alfaro, Adrienne Allebe, Ron Anderegg, Brenda Anderson, Eva Andry, Avedon Arcadio, Doris Arima, Vera Armand, A.S. Ashley, Kristine Augustyn, Christina Aumann, Rosana Aziernicki, Emily Babette, Malado Baldwin, Peter Barnett, Andy Bauch, Elisabeth Beck, Bedros Bedros, Rouzanna Berberian, James Berson, Nicholas Biddle, Francesca Bifulco, Anne Blecksmith, Jacqueline Blevons, Andrea Bogdan, Karen Bonde, Mary Bonic, Lek Borja, Germiles Briggs, Andra Broekelschen, Joseph Brovsky, Harlan John Brunais, Angi Brzycki, Carl Burmeister, Tyler Calkin, Ellen Cantor, J. David Carlson, Barbara Carter, Barbara Casillas, Nathaniel Catbagan, Matthew Chan, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Chenhung Chen, Chung-Ping Cheng, Chuka Susan Chesney, Alexandra Chiara, Eunice Cho, Alfie Christiansen, Just Christopher, Helen Chung, Heisue Chung-Matheu, Annie Clavel, Nancy Clavin, Mary Cohen, Carol Colin, Toby Corbett, Andrew Covell, Mark Crase, John Cuevas, Janet Cunningham, Minga Dagucon, Jim Dahl, Kevin Patrick Daly, Valerie Daval, Debbie Davidsohn, Otha Davis III, Wainright Dawson, Jarno De Bar, Lori Dedeyan, Christine Degyansky, Romina Del Castillo, Mara Devereux, Sid Diamond, Deborah Diehl, Melany Dierks, Valena Dismukes, Monica Dollison aka Malvi, Yaron Dotan, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Brittany Douziech, Jeanne Dunn, Marcela El-ayoubi, Edem Elesh, Mehrnoosh Eskandari, Danielle Eubank, Summer Fannin, Lucia Ferreira, Jean Ferro, Sally Ann Field, Melinda Forster, Edgar Frias, Sarajo Frieden, Cynthia Friedlob, Rick Friesen, Kaori Fukuyama, Lilit Gabriel, Gayle Gale, Frances Garretson, Velma Gay, Sari Gennis, Brian Gershey, Boris Giulian, Florencia Glas, Juan Gomez, Sarah Gonsalves, Marjorie Goodson (Photographer Andreea Radutoiu), Julioux Gordilloux, Joe Gott, Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, Adam Greener, Robert Grigoryan, Ellen Grun, Antoine Guilbaud, Conrad Haberland, Timothy Haerens, Chong Hahn, Chiho Harazaki, Rx Harpe, Terrence Harris, Sam Hart, Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Valerie Hastie, Bill Hayner, Courtney Heather, Shelley Heffler, Courtney Heiser, Elton Henderson, K Ryan Henisey, Bryan Hernandez, Gina Herrera, Cyndi Hidalgo-Knies, Greg Himes, Randy Holland, Chris Hopkins, Chad Horn, Frederica Huff, Brenda Hurst, Brittany Hutchinson, Carla Jay Harris, Dolores Johnson, Christopher Jun, Beanie Kaman, Jann Karam, Lauren Kasmer, Darlene Katz, Lynda Keeler, Tracey Keilly, Naser Khan, Eunice Kim, Paulsoon Kim, Yong Kim, Carol Kleinman, Carol Ann Klimek, Lina Kogan, Anna Kostanian, Faina Kumpan, Tom Lasley, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Haesook Lee, HK Lee, Guille Leibzig, Brian Leng, Pamela Bailey Lewis, Mona Lind, Aaron Lindquist, Oscar Lopez, Jessica Low, David Luce, Cynthia Lujan, Bronwyn Lundberg, Gina M., Maureen Maki, CJ Mammarella, Janna Marie, Adrianna Marshall-Mabrie, Heather Mateko, David Lucien Matheke, Vincent Mattina, Randi Matushevitz, Kathryn Mauno, Susan Melly, Sara Merayo, DA Metrov, Crystal Michaelson, Louisa Miller, Zoran Milosavljevic, Frank Minuto, Doug Mitchell, Matthew Mojica, Andre Morand, Debra Mosner, Fred Mugford, Akram Ighani Namdarian, Barbara Nathanson, Robert Nelson, Jim Newberry, Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza, Harry Nickelson, I. Niemand, Dakota Noot, Dean Nouri, Lucas Novak, William Nowell, Abel Olivieri, Kevin Olley, Martha Olley, Lorrie Oshatz, Billy Pacak, Cheryl Panlilio, Yael Pardess, Hethie Parmesano, Zohreh Partovi, Niaz Parvaresh, Cristina Paulos, Jerry Pena, Lucius Peterson, Paige Petrie, Cat Chiu Phillips, Laurie Plevin, Olga Ponomarenko, Donnal Poppe, Linda Sue Price, Susan Price, Faith Purvey, Meghan Quinn, Francesca Quintano, Stuart Rapeport, Maria Rendon, Marcos Reyes, Lynda A.N. Reyes, Robert G Rivera, Dena Robertson, Sanae Robinson Guerin, Barbara Romain, Karrie Ross, Joy Rotblatt, David Roy, Yvonne Ruiz, Willow Ryu-Whitney, Winter Ryu-Whitney, Larisa Safaryan, Nairi Safaryan, Laury Sahakangas, Kimmo Sahakangas, Paul Samenfeld, Lawrence Sanchez, Aimee Santos, Brooke Sauer, Tatiana Savchenko, Stephanie Sherwood and Katie Shanks, Aaron Schechter, Nanci Schrieber-Smith, Molly Schulman, Simone Sello, Michael Sheehan, Risa Sher, Tomoaki Shibata, Carl Shubs, Maricruz Sibaja, Nicole Sloan, Melinda Smith, Peter Solari, Deborah Springer, Michelle Spromberg, Jackie Steimke, Lauren Steinberg, Linda Stelling, Allison Stewart, Sarah Stone, Eva Svitek, Stephanie Sydney, Dana Szarowicz, Helen Telila, Linda Ternoir, Savva Teteriatnikov, Kiko Thomas, Mara Thompson, Fred Tieken, Sergio Torres, Scott A Trimble, Sara True, Ted Twine, Ruby Vartan, Mike Vegas, Frank Ventrola, Arlene Vidor, André Christopher Villa, Adrienne Wade, Stephen Wagner, John Waiblinger, Leslie Wallstedt, Laurel Welcome, Tom Wheeler, Andy White, Monica Wiesblott, William Winbush, Kelly Witmer, Sergio Witron, Christina Yuan, and Harriet Zeitlin

Image credits, top to bottom,
Andy Bauch, Chuck Close, 2016, 17,100 recycled toy LEGO pieces, 47″x38″
Malado Baldwin, My Lotto Tickets, 2014, photo collage of drawings,
Chenhung Chen Entelechy #11, 2014, Wire, electrical wire & components, 21″x48″x48″

C.O.L.A. 2016
Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition

C.O.L.A. 2016

MAY 15 – JULY 3, 2016


The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and
the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Presents the premiere of new works by

Paolo Davanzo
Marsian De Lellis
Keiko Fukazawa
Megan Geckler
Won Ju Lim
Sarah Maclay
Blue McRight
Sandeep Mukherjee
Christine Nguyen
Claudia Rodriguez
Jim Skuldt
Lynne Thompson



SATURDAY, May 21, at 2 pm
Christine Nguyen / Sandeep Mukherjee

SATURDAY, June 4, at 2 pm
Megan Geckler with Shana Nys Dambrot
Marsian De Lellis with Alison de Fren

SATURDAY, June 18, at 2 pm
Blue McRight with Kay Whitney

SATURDAY, June 25, at 2 pm
Paolo Davanzo / Won Ju Lim

Family Art Workshop
No reservations are necessary and art supplies will be provided

SATURDAY, June 11, 1-4 PM


SATURDAY, June 11, at 7 pm
Sarah Maclay
Claudia Rodriguez
Lynne Thompson

Grand Performances California Plaza
300 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071

GALLERY HOURS: Thurs. to Sun. 12-5 PM


The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Presents


Opening Reception
Sunday, February 7, 2 – 5 PM

On view February 7 to April 17, 2016 at the
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Exhibition Statement here

The election of President Obama in 2008 and re-election in 2012 marked the emergence of a new period in race relations and identity politics in the United States. One in which significant advancements underscore deeper, more persistent ruptures in the skin that binds us as Americans. President Obama, from a multiracial family, represented the most potent and singular figure for the progress made by the civil rights movement, multiculturalism, and identity politics from the previous decades. Some even argued that his election marked the moment of post-racism in the country’s history. And yet, since election, numerous racialized incidents have occurred that tell a different story. The exhibition SKIN brings thirty-six artists whose work is timely and engaged in many ways with these broader debates. The gallery acts as a discursive space where these disparate conversations can have a platform, and where further productive work and reflection on these topics can proceed.

Featured Artists:

Geordy Zodidat Alexis, James Berson, April Bey, Maura Brewer, Ben Caldwell, Bryan Rodriguez Cambana, Audrey Chan, Christopher Christion, Holly Crawford, Ken Gonzales-Day, Fabian Debora, Cole M. James, Camella DaEun Kim, Zeal Harris, Malisa Humphrey, Farrah Karapetian, Ann Le, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Derrick Maddox, Michael Massenburg, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Larissa Nickel, Margaret Noble, Duane Paul, Linda Ravenswood, Megan Reed, Kaitlynn Redell, Bruce Richards, Sandy Rodriguez,  Daniel Rothman, Yoshie Sakai, Cauleen Smith, Gabriel Sosa, Holly Tempo, Kara Walker and Jessica Wimbley.

image1 Audrey Chan Center of the Universe, Ahma (detail), 2013 / 2015 Inkjet on paper 25 x 50.5 inches


Farrah Karapetian Accessory to Protest 4: Yellow Hoodie, 2011 Unique chromogenic photogram 47 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist and Von Linden Gallery


Zeal Harris Lay-in Drapeaux for Our Prince Jones, 2015 Dye sublimation on fabric 36 x 36 inches


Ben Caldwell Sankofa Red, 2013 Mix 8 x 3 x 3 feet

Sandy Rodriguez Tear Gas 1and 2, 2014 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches

Sandy Rodriguez Tear Gas 1and 2, 2014 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches


The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Presents

October 25, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 25, 6 – 10 pm

You are invited to be a part of this exhibition, so please come dressed in your fiberlicious wearable creation.

Featured artists

Tanya Aguiñiga
Diedrick Brackens
Enrique Castrejon
Liz Collins
Krista Feld
Dawn Ertl
Carole Frances Lung “Frau Fiber”
Tina Linville
J. Christopher Natrop
Wendy Osher
Chili Philly
Jennifer Reifsneider
Nike Schröder
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Ruth Katzenstein Souza
Ann Weber

Curated by

Scott Canty and Carol Shaw-Sutton


Conversations with the Artists

Thursday, October 29, 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 14, 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 12, 3:00 pm

Free Art Workshop

Saturday, November 21, 12 to 3 pm
Family Art Workshop

Saturday, December 5, 12 to 3 pm
Adult Art Workshop

No reservations necessary, supplies are provided

LAMAG Museum Education Program offers free group tours for adults, and free tours with accompanying art lessons for school groups, subject to availability. Contact the gallery for more information.

2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition
July 26 – September 20, 2015

Presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at the historic Barnsdall Park. Taking place from July 26th through September 20th, this pioneering biennial exhibition provides emerging artists from across Southern California with a competitive opportunity to exhibit their work.

This year LAMAG received over 380 entries with over 850 works of art to be considered for the exhibition. Jurors Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes and Tomas Benitez selected over 120 works of over 80 talented Southern California-based artists across mediums including video art, sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting and digital arts as well as four installations, including a room-filling library by Chrystal McConnell that acts as an interactive self-portrait installation.


2015 Juried Exhibition Free Family & Adult Art Workshop

Sat. August 29, from 12-3pm
with the 2015 Juried Exhibition Award Recipient Erika Lizee

Sat. September 19, from 12-3pm
with Guest Artist Kathi Flood.

All are welcomed. No reservations necessary. All supplies provided.


• Best of Show, Chrystal McConnell
• Second Place, Erika Lizée
• Third Place, Antonio Pelayo
• Honorable Mentions, Matthew Miles Grayson, Zoran Milosavljevic, Djibril N’Doye and Richard Turner

Selected artists include Lillian Abel, Susan Amorde, A.S. Ashley, Anne Blecksmith, Ray Bravo, Elizabeth Chandler, Mark Crase, Andrew K. Currey, Laura Darlington, Kristin du Charme, Shannon Durbin, Paul Emberger, Michael Floeck , Kathi Flood, David Fobes, Sarajo Frieden, Curtis Green, Carole Goldman, Matthew Miles Grayson, Julie Green, Michael Haasis, Emily Halpern, Mark Hayward, Chris Hopkins, Walter Impert, Aazam Irilian, Louis Jacinto, Robert Klewitz, Russell Knight, Sheku Kowai, Joslyn Lawrence, Brian Kuhlmann, Dave Lefner, Edward Lightner, Bruce Litz, Patricia Liverman, Erika Lizée, Ralph Loynachan, Dion Macellari, Louisa Miller, Jason Manley, Chris Mathis, Chrystal McConnell, Mike McLain, Zoran Milosavljevic, Stephen Morrison, Djibril N’Doye, Jim Newberry, Brooke Nasser, Jon Ng, Michael Ochinero, Monica Orozco, Thibault Pelletier, Susan Price, Antonio Pelayo, Melissa Reischman, Lynda A.N. Reyes, Todd B. Richmond, Regine Rode, Karrie Ross, Carol Roullard, Kerri Sabine-Wolf, Nairi Safaryan, Larisa Safaryan, Ilya Schar, Dorothy Shepherd, Mahara Sinclaire, Olga Seem, Lidia Shaddow, Aren Skalman, Baby Smith, Cheryl Smith, Kymm Swank, Stephanie Sydney, Lisa Talbot, Roger Thomas, Tiensirin Tienngern, Sue Tuemmler, Richard Turner, Emmalyn Tringali, Frank Ventrola, Art Venti, Dana L. Walker, Cecily Willis, Wendy Widell Wolff, Tomi Yang and Peggy S. Zask.

Captions, from top Chris Hopkins, “Warhead,” 2015, diecast models, cast skull, metal and paint; Chrystal McConnell, “Play Hard or Go Home,” 2015, installation; Andrew K. Currey, “<3,” 2015, pencil and cold leafon paper



Free Adult Art Workshop with Guest Artist Cryptik
In conjunction with “20 Years Under The Influence of Juxtapoz” and “SLANG Aesthetics!”

Saturday, April 11
1:00pm – 3:00pm
“Miniature Mandalas”
Inspired by Cryptik’s Mandalas and his other artworks, Cryptik will demonstrate how to create a personal style of lettering/text to create a miniature Mandala.
No reservations necessary.  All supplies provided.


Free Family Art Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:00pm – 3:00pm
All Ages Welcomed!  No reservations necessary.  All supplies provided.


The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Museum Education Program will host a free, hands-on art workshop.  Families will create a mixed-media artwork inspired by their imaginations and experiences, such as: a special journey, a personal hero, discoveries, family, friends and dreams.  Participants will use a variety of colorful art materials and text to create an artwork that celebrates journeys, families and the book, Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea.

“The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.”



The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams in SLANG Aesthetics! in conjunction with 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition by guest curators Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22ndto April 19th, 2015. These two exhibitions commemorate the 20th anniversary ofJuxtapoz magazine, founded by Williams in 1994, and it’s vast influence on several generations of artists.
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Robert Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, and with as much frequency denigrated as an irreverent iconoclast among the arbiters of “high” art. As both patriarch and outlaw, Williams’ enduring influence on the New Contemporary movement is undeniable. A true maverick who sought to create vital work that channeled the shifting energies and immediacy of counterculture, from the 60’s onward, Williams’ paintings invoked a return to craftsmanship, figuration and demotic imagery that rejected the elitist tenets of conceptual minimalism. In 1994 Williams founded Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine and created a platform for this young and insurgent energy on the West Coast; a publication that was dedicated to the underground and to its cultural mutineers. Williams, a self described Conceptual Realist, continues to create artworks that elicit a response and offer an opinion. Relying on concrete, and relatable, imagery to invoke ideas and concepts, rather than on the non-comital spasms of abstraction, his work continues to cut, seethe, confront and move. Not for the faint of heart, Williams speaks an unruly truth that captures the dark, the beautiful and the appalling tenor of our modern world.SLANG! Aesthetics is Robert Williams’ first major body of work to debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, and will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings, and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios.
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In conjunction with Williams’ new exhibition of work, 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz celebrates the publication’s 20th anniversary. What once began as an alternative magazine, Juxtapoz is now the most widely disseminated art publication in the world. Predicated on the rejection of the artificial boundaries that consecrated “high”, Juxtapoz effectively broke down walls to allow young artists a chance at their own history. It is also an ideal that attests to the power of making accessible art about shared cultural experiences, identities and aesthetics. The magazine has helped to define and bring to light one of the most exciting art movements of our time, an incipient movement in 1994 that has now, finally 20 years later, begun to infiltrate the mainstream art markets and institutions from which it had once been excluded. It is also a movement with a massive fan following that attests to the power, and relevance, of making accessible art about shared cultural experiences, identities and aesthetics. The artists featured in this exhibition have been chosen based for their impact on the movement, and on how they themselves have been motivated by such an abundance of inspiration. With access to this imagery and community, new and multifaceted generations of artists continue to emerge from the ranks. Avenues made possible byJuxtapoz, through its wide variety of featured media and expressions, have shaped this aesthetic and preserves its trajectory as far as the imagination will allow.
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This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The LAMAG is located within the beautiful Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

Figures D’ombres: Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin’s Figures d’ombres (Shadow Figures)

includes prints and artifacts from the

Goupil Collection from Musée Goupil, Bordeaux, France

July 17 – August 17, 2014 In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Bordeaux and City of Los Angeles as Sister Cities. 615487_10152303066188510_5857028297202272592_o Rodin se for web copy Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs City of Bordeaux Musée d’Aquitaine Musée Goupil Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

C.O.L.A. 2014: City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship


Presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs


May 4 to June 15, 2014

Opening Reception

Sunday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates

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Click here to view the C.O.L.A. 2014 exhibition catalog

Click here to download C.O.L.A. exhibition catalog

Project Room Exhibition

2014 Feitelson / Lundeberg Arts Fellowship Exhibition
May 4 to June 15, 2014
Conditions for Love
Elena Rosa, 2014 Fellowship Recipient

Awarded through the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates
Jurors: Amanda Hunt, Curator, LAXART; Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator,
Armory Center for the Arts

C.O.L.A. 2014 Events:

C.O.L.A. Performance

Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Grand Performances
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Conversations with the Artists

Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Jennifer Celio
Ross Rudel
Linda Vallejo

Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Elena Rosa, 2014 Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship Recipient
Elena Manferdini

Saturday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.
Kent Young
Corey Stein
Jessica Rath
Kristin Calabrese

Kristin Calabrese, Lights Out, 2014, Oil on canvas, 96 x 114 inches

Family Art Workshops

Saturday, May 24, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free Admission to the Gallery and All Events

6. Early Girl (Burst Variant) 4 of 6 (1)Jessica Rath, Early Girl series, 2013, Early Girl (Burst Variant) 4/6 Monoprinted lithographs, 22 X 30 inches