Exhibition

LA Blacksmith

10 Sep 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

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For decades black artists in Los Angeles have worked with metal for its historic and symbolic significance, as well as for other sociocultural, political, and practical considerations: LA Blacksmith highlights this tradition.

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Beginning with Beulah Woodard's homages to African mask making, LA Blacksmith examines how the Watts Rebellion and other political and aesthetic ideas shaped midcentury metalwork. Contemporary artists explore metal as appropriation, power, and play in twenty-first century Los Angeles. For these artists, metalwork layers the tension between tradition and resistance, preciousness and posture, as well as the sacred and the profane.

Curators

jill moniz

Exhibiting artists

Melvin Edwards

Charla Elizabeth

Glen Wilson

Alison Saar

Ed Love

Gerard Stripling

Betye Saar

Duane Paul

John Outterbridge

Kori Newkirk

Charles Dickson

Maren Hassinger

Beulah Woodard

Kehinde Wiley

Kendell Carter

Adrienne DeVine

Artis Lane

Joseph Beckles

Suné Woods

John Riddle

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