Rounding out the show are two sculptures by Evan Holloway, who shows regularly with Marc Foxx. One in particular, depicting Abraham on the verge of sacrificing his confused progeny, is particularly well placed under a citron tree. Equally well situated, inside a battered old incinerator, is Aunrico Gatson’s video Flaming Hood, as is Kerry Tribe’s Naïve Melody, a meditation on the afterlife that plays continuously on a monitor nestled amidst palm foliage on an island in the Lazy J’s very own man-made mini-lagoon. Finally, Giovanni Jance’s 1/12, a video with an accompanying portfolio of images of the artist, shot monthly at the same location over the course of a year, is on display in the compound’s editing facility.
It is tough to say exactly how all of the pieces in “Oases” actually deal with the show’s intended themes, but in James’ words: “You know how it goes. You end up working a lot with whatever artists have made most recently, or some pre-existing piece that approximates the intention, but it all works out in a life-of-its-own kind of way.”
“Oases” is located at 4322 Sunset Dr., and will be open for viewings by appointment only, Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27. Call (323) 660-2575.