LAUNCH LA/ Intersection exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center on Wilshire Blvd.
The concept of the curation for this show (by Juror Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, artist and museum liaison at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles) was to bring together artists whose practices engage with identity through components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events. 23 artists were selected whose work addresses, confronts and/or interprets ideas of personal and collective identity, sexuality, cultural equity, and other life defining moments, conditions or perceptions.
This is a painting of a girl with dolls. Her dolls are in a chaotic state, some are in peril, some may even be dead? But her impassive expression, looking directly at us, seems almost a challenge. Doesn’t she realize the situation? Or is she completely aware, but indifferent, essentially saying “I really dont care, do u?”
Poppets, 24″ x 18″ x 2″ oil on cradled wood, was on view at the Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, is now in my studio.