Exhibition

LA Blacksmith

10 Sep 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Regular hours

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.

About

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

Adrienne DeVine

John Riddle

Artis Lane

Kori Newkirk

Suné Woods

Joseph Beckles

Kendell Carter

Maren Hassinger

Ed Love

Beulah Woodard

Glen Wilson

Betye Saar

Melvin Edwards

Alison Saar

Kehinde Wiley

Charles Dickson

Duane Paul

Gerard Stripling

Charla Elizabeth

John Outterbridge

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