NOMAD LAB is having its first museum exhibition! We are opening tonight from 7 to 10pm at the Riverside Art Museum. Our work is part of the exhibition “You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices” curated by Karla Diaz. NOMAD LAB, has been my labor of love for the last three years, and I work with a remarkable group of teaching artists, community partners, and resident volunteers to make the free arts workshops, art projects, and community organizing happen every week. The youth and families we work with are so excited about this opportunity to share our work in a different context, RAM no less! Thank you Karla for including us and congratulations to the rest of the artists participating in the show. It’s going to be a rocking show and a super fun opening. Get yourself to Riverside tonight!
My project “Spinteraction Tour” along with documentation of my work with NOMAD LAB students will be shown as part of “Hounted Word”, a group show at CB1. Come by!!!
July 9 – August 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist Panel Discussion: Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA—CB1 Gallery is pleased to present The Haunted Word, an exhibition, curated by John Souza, of works by seven California based artists whose wide-ranging interests draw attention to the ways spoken and written words combine with images to carry personal beliefs and social vulnerabilities. The show includes work by York Chang, Kip Fulbeck, Norm Laich, Joseph Lee,Suzanne Oshinsky, Carter Potter, and Evelyn Serrano. The exhibition opens on July 9, 2010 and closes on August 20, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, July 9, 2011, 5 – 8 p.m. In addition, a panel discussion featuring the curator and artists in the exhibition will be held on Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m.
The exhibition will consist of works on paper, paintings, photographs, and videos that reference mental and emotional states running with language inside a framework of socially conditioned reactions. Each artist positions their personal experience in a setting of either real or fictitious social events that are in some way partly expressed through verbal or written language. In each case, the primary subject matter is reduced to a sparse delineation, while placing an emphasis on its complexity and confusion. The work signals the collective dangers we face in daily life, as it points to our former associations, now lost and romanticized, with the supremacy of the natural world as a site for yearning and terror. The artists illuminate the slippage between ideas and the words needed to control and convey them within shared environments that tend to clutter our instincts and emotional intellect.
For more information visit CB1′s website.
Hurra for NOMAD LAB!!!!
The project is one of only 5 in LA County chosen to receive the John Anson Ford Human Relations Award!!! The recognition was given to NOMAD LAB by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations and Commissioner Michael Antonovich for excellence in community-based programming that advances equitable inter-group relations, non-violent conflict resolution and an inclusive multicultural society.
We are thrilled and honored by this recognition!!!
For more about NOMAD LAB check out the website: http://vdonomadlab.blogspot.com/
NOMAD LAB, a project with the Valle del Oro Neighborhood Committee, is finally happening. After 3 years of community organizing in Newhall, NOMAD LAB partners, residents and teaching artists are coming together. NOMAD LAB will be offering 3 creative arts labs for youth and their families starting on February 27!
The VDO NOMAD LAB is a program created to support the goals of the Valle del Oro Neighborhood Committee in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita Community Services Department, GHP Management and the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. NOMAD LAB is devoted to building a better neighborhood through programs and activities for youth and their families that foster collaboration, community and creativity. Follow our progress here!