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COLA 2019

May 23 – July 14, 2019
Opening reception: May 19, 2 – 5 PM

 

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to present COLA 2019, an exhibition featuring new work by Enrique Castrejon, Juan Capistrán, Kim Fisher, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Sandy Rodriguez, Stephanie Taylor, Peter Wu and Jenny Yurshansky. These eleven artists are the recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprising curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which will be premiered at the COLA 2019 exhibition. “COLA Fellows are the types of unique civic entrepreneurs that we need in this city,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “DCA is proud to honor these creative visionaries and nurture their symbiotic relationships with LA and other artists and the city’s history and identity as an international arts capital.” The exhibition will be accompanied by a public program as well as a catalog designed by Jody Zellen, a former COLA awardee.

 

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Shana Nys Dambrot, “The COLA 2019 Awards exhibition lights up The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,” LA Weekly, July 2, 2019

 

Christopher Knight, “Review: In ‘COLA 2019,’ the city of L.A. gives its artists a place to sound off,” Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2019

 

Makeda Easter, “How guerrilla art on the streets of South L.A. confronts scars from the 1992 riots,” Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2019

 

Claudia Ross, “The Anti-Monolith: COLA 2019 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (May 23 – July 14, 2019),” Blog//Los Angeles Review of Books, June 6, 2019

 

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Installation view of COLA 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Alice Könitz, Domestic Pavilion, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Katie Grinnan, 5 Seconds of Dreaming, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Installation view of COLA 2019, works visible (L to R): Kim Fisher, Woman Behind Rocks, Woman Leaning on Station Wagon, Torn VermillionVery Good Genes, Dum Dums (Fruit Punch), and Benedict Canyon, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Enrique Castrejon, You, me, and all of us are in this together / Reach out to those that don’t know their status, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Installation view of COLA 2019, works visible (L to R): Cinema Sanctuary Study 2: Alice Guy-Blaché’s 1897 Serpentine Dance by Mrs. Bob Walter and Cinema Sanctuary Study 1: Marion E. Wong’s 1917 The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Juan Capistrán, Psychogeography Of Rage (the riot inside me raged on), 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Olga Koumoundouros, Silvias find the new moon, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Installation view of Sandy Rodriguez’s work in COLA 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Installation view of Jenny Yurshansky’s work in COLA 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.

Peter Wu, Or, the Creatures of Prometheus II, 2019. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, photograph by Jeff McLane.