“Radical Kinship: Celebrating 30 Years of Homeboy Industries” is an intimate but powerful exhibition of art and photographs made by, of and about the extended Homeboy Industries family.
Presenting vibrant and affecting portraits of the men and women who saw promise where others saw only blight, those who have helped turn Homeboy from a bakery into an active and inclusive anti-poverty, anti-gang movement, the exhibition literally puts faces to the phenomenon.
The photographs are displayed alongside large-scale paintings, a community quilt, a historic timeline and narration of the founding and expansion of Homeboy, as well as ephemera and artifacts that speak to the inspirational story of redemption and self-reliance it has come to represent.
Central Library, First Floor Galleries; 630 W. Fifth St., downtown; (213) 228-7000, lapl.org. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. through Jan. 27; free.