COLA 22 features new works by Los Angeles-based artists Najite Agindotan, Nancy Baker Cahill, Sharon Louise Barnes, Suchi Branfman, Shonda Buchanan, Jibz Cameron, York Chang, Danny Jauregui, and Yoshie Sakai. Spanning literature, performance, painting, video, photography, and installation, these works were supported by 2022 City of Los Angeles Independent Master Artist Project (COLA IMAP) grants, awarded by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Founded in 1997, COLA IMAP honors the relationship between Los Angeles, its artists, and the City’s identity as an international arts capital.
We invite you to explore each artist’s new work and their dynamic contributions to the field of contemporary art at cola22.org.
The COLA 22 website will be on view through December 31, 2022.
DCA’s Marketing, Development, Design, and Digital Research Division produced the COLA 22 catalog, designed by Louise Sandhaus, a former COLA fellow, and Becca Lofchie. Ilona Szwarc photographed the artists’ portraits and the catalog cover
Sharon Louise Barnes, installation view, 2022. courtesy of the artist. photo: Gene Ogami
Sharon Louise Barnes, Peter’s in the Wind, reclaimed steel alloy fencing, acrylic, ink, spray paint, molded paper, wood, Spanish moss, vintage tambourine, fabric, thread, palm fronds, 98 x 50 x 50 inches, 2022. courtesy of the artist. photo credit: Gene Ogami