Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future.
In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A.
In considering the forms of her modular work, Alice Könitz sketched dozens of potential seating configurations. Join Könitz for a guided afternoon of sketching in, on, and around her sculptural seating. All skill levels are welcome.
The Main’s two current artists-in-residence, Lauren Halsey and Star Montana, have art practices explicitly rooted in L.A. Halsey’s large-scale sculptures and environments combine materials found in her neighborhood with elements of fantasy and Funk, while Montana’s intimate portraits show the lives of people in East L.A. and South L.A. In this talk, the artists discuss their unique ways of representing and celebrating communities within the city.
Los Angeles—Beta Main, the test site for The Main Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, pairs the work of two L.A.-based artists this summer—Star Montana’s rich photographic portraits of life in East L.A. and South L.A. in Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles, and Alice Könitz’s experiments in museum seating: Circle Chairs, Triangle Chairs. Montana’s 12 portraits, eight of which will be shown for the first time, will span the walls of Beta Main, while Könitz’s geometric seating configurations, commissioned by the museum, will be sited throughout the space for contemplation and conversation. Programming related to the work of both artists will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.
LOS ANGELES — Beta Main, the test site for The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art, presents the West Coast debut of Edgar Arceneaux’s Library of Black Lies, a timely installation that challenges the narrative of American progress and in particular, African American progress through the selection, placement, and modification of books in a library of the artist’s own invention. Library of Black Lies was first exhibited in Wasteland at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris, followed by Arceneaux’s critically acclaimed Written in Smoke and Fire solo installation at MIT List Visual Arts Center in 2016.