Artists and Poems

20 Oct 2020 – 30 Apr 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Special hours

10:00 – 18:00

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

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Hosted by: Durden and Ray

45 Los Angeles artists select 45 poems and make a piece of art inspired by the poem. Both art and poem are shown side by side on suturo.com, a platform that will morph over time.


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 


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