Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition. This open-call, juried, all-media exhibition offers an eclectic, real-time snapshot of contemporary art being made in Southern California. Jurors Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, curator, Institute of Contemporary Art; and Steven Nelson, professor of African and African-American art history at UCLA, chose entries by students, recent graduates, emerging and midcareer artists. The show includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation, and is as wide-ranging in its aesthetic styles as the city itself. Of special note is a prevalence of large-scale and frequently site-specific installations with monumental-scale photography, seaweed, sugar, ultrasound and modern dance.
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