Beginning with the success of We Are Here / Here We Are , a countywide outdoor exhibition last spring, Durden and Ray continues to explore novel ways to present the work of artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Artists and Poems , curator Steven Wolkoff and co-curators Alexandra Wiesenfeld and Jenny Hager invited a group of 45 Los Angeles artists to choose a poem that has meaning for them given the current state of the world. The artists then created artwork inspired by these poems. The pair of works - poem and visual art - will be presented together in a virtual exhibition on suturo.com.
Artists and Poems creates a platform for contemplation, responding to the turmoil of this year through a lens of art and poetry. The juxtaposition of visual art and poetry provides insight into both the artists’ work and the poems they have chosen.
Participating artists: Eugene Ahn, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, April Bey, Arezoo Bharthania, Jorin Bossen, Debra Broz, Nancy Buchanan, Gavin Bunner,
Ismael de Anda III, Jacci Den Hartog, Yasmine Diaz, Tomory Dodge, Tom Dunn, Roni Feldman, Yrneh Gabon, Bia Gayotto, Mark Steven Greenfield, Kio Griffith, Gronk, Jenny Hager,
Katie Herzog, Geraldine Hudson, Phung Huynh, Carmine Iannaccone, Bryan Ida, Ichiro Irie, Ben Jackel, Monica Juarez, Alexander Kroll, David Leapman, Constance Mallinson,
Dakota Noot, Sean Noyce, Claudia Parducci, Lara Porzak, Rebecca Ripple, Gabby Rosenberg, Christopher Russell, Liza Ryan, Roland Seto, Theodore Svenningsen, Holly Tempo,
Doug Wichert, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Steven Wolkoff, Torie Zalben
To experience the exhibition: www.suturo.com