April 10 – June 12, 2021
Sanctuary of the Aftermath at Angel’s Gate Cultural Arts Center
Featuring works by Nica Acquino, Joseph Carrillo, Jeff Frost, Anita Getzler, David Hollen, Jason Jenn, Ibuki Kuramochi, Rosalyn Myles, Vojislav Radovanović, Alison Ragguette, and Kayla Tange.
Curated by Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović
Art and spirituality have been intertwined since their origins. Sanctuary of the Aftermath affirms the sacred role of art and redefines the gallery as a place to experience solace during troubled times. The exhibition presents artworks demonstrating a strong spiritual component in their creation while addressing some of the challenges of contemporary existence. Site-specific installation art, video art, and auditory art are highlighted within an immersive atmosphere, which invites safe engagement to explore the issues and make personal discoveries.
After our prolonged period of physical separation and quarantine, the exhibition investigates how art can create new channels for connection. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, the exhibition artists take inspiration from various timeless practices and historical approaches. They employ meditative, introspective, interactive, and sometimes visionary techniques in pursuit of the numinous. During a time of intense socio-political injustice, environmental disaster, rapid technological changes, prolonged physical isolation, and anxiety — art can be a remedy.
STUART TIMMONS’ CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD LGBTQ IMMERSIVE HISTORY TOUR
The popular tour is back – this time as a virtual tour you can experience from any location! It was a pleasure directing and designing the tour between 2015-2017, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to recreate and reimagine the event for an era of prolonged social distancing! We’re going to have fun exploring the sensational, sordid, and surprising LGBTQ history of WeHo – and this time, EVERYONE’S INVITED TO JOIN IN!
EVEN SPARKLES HAVE SHADOWS – curated show at Torrance Art Museum
The artworks of Even Sparkles Have Shadows dazzle the viewer with beautiful, colorful, playful images – at least on first glance. Closer examination reveals a curious undertone of hidden meaning that reflects our current culture’s social media savvy of glossy presentation and the need to put our best foot forward in spite of the daunting realities.
Curated by Jason Jenn.
Featured artists: Michael Craig Carrier, Zära Monet Feeney, Chuck Hohng, David Hollen, Stevie Love, Haleh Mashian, Ken Gun Min, Alison Ragguette, & Colin Roberts.