Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria
Meleko Mokgosi's photographic scenes from post-colonial Africa, painted in oil on raw canvas, can sometimes be so stately and well-proportioned that you take their weirdness for granted. That's why the best moments in Mokgosi's new show at Honor Fraser are the ones where images collide and pile up: a choir singing in black robes against a black background, butting up against an upside-down man in a tux and a soldier on a horse, and an also upside-down, all-but-naked man in a tribal headdress. In such collisions, the figures, each self-contained and beautifully rendered, seem as unable to unravel the weird story they're caught up in as we are. 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City; through July 27. (310) 837-0191, honorfraser.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 19. Continues through May 31, 2014 (Expired: 05/31/14)
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.