CURRENT
EXHIBITION
FABRICATED TRUTHS:
Macha Suzuki and Mike Norice
Exhibition
February 7 - March 8, 2024
Opening Reception
February 7, 2024, 5-8 p.m.
FEATURED ARTIST LECTURES
Michael Massenburg
Exhibiting Artist
Spiritual Nature
Beth Abaravich & Tirsa Delate
Exhibiting Artists
MESS
PHILLIP RODRIGUEZ
Filmmaker
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
featured exhibitions

Fabricated Truths:
Macha Suzuki and Mike Norice

In Fabricated Truths, the intersection of reality and imagination takes center stage. Both artists blend real life with imaginative fictions to create narratives that challenge commonly held perceptions of cultural norms within the Western canon. Impeccable craftsmanship and a sense of humor draw the viewer in to recontextualize their assumptions about what we know and who we are.

Exhibition: February 5 - March 7, 2024

Opening reception: February 7, 2024, 5-8 p.m.

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This Archipelago

Osh Cloud, Brian Dario, Brad Eberhard, Echo Park Pottery, Rowan Harrison, Stanya Kahn, Lindsay Kane, CandiceLin, Jane Margarette, ChristopherMiles, Brittany Mojo, Jude Pauli, Tamara Santibañez, Aili Schmeltz, Claudia V. Solórzano, Nathan Stanfield, Cammie Staros, Tonna, Kim Torres, Christian Vargas, and Amia Yokoyama.

Exhibition organized by Andrés Janacua.

Exhibition: November 1 - December 15, 2023

Opening reception: November 1, 2023, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

ILLUSTRATION WEST 61

COMPETITION SHOWCASE AWARD WINNERS

VAMA Gallery, in partnership with the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, presents a competition showcase celebrating the best California based and international illustration from established and emerging artists.

Exhibition organized by Amarpal Khanna.

Exhibition: October 4 - 27, 2023

Opening reception: October 4, 2023, 4-7 p.m.

New Clothes:
Tanya Aguiñiga, Maria Maea, Marco Rios

Often masking our inner selves through the distraction of our exterior representation, how the world views us is filtered through our choices of sartorial distinction. Clothing is the message to constitute a self that consistently shifts to meet the needs. The artists in New Clothes look to materials and processes that are suggestive not only of corporeal forms, but figures linked to a history, place, and time. The materials in question go beyond their tactility; they are used as proxies, a means to approximate, if not adopt, identities. Evidence of a substitution initiated by the artists in New Clothes may infer the vestiges of displacements where one body is replaced for another.

March 23, 2023 - May 2, 2023

Opening reception: March 23, 2023, 4-7 p.m.

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four pictures that move:
Matthew Brandt solo exhibition

Calling his approach “a little bit messy and experimental,” Matthew Brandt produces large-scale photographs through labor-intensive processes recalling the 19th-century origins of photography, often incorporating the physical matter of the subject itself. Attuned to the history of his medium — and its resolute physicality — and inspired by classical American landscape photographs, Brandt traverses the West, photographing and collecting material samples from nature and cities. The reciprocal relationships that Brandt creates between his subjects and the materials used to represent them are al- ways conceptually grounded, often in response to social and environmental issues. He is deeply inquisitive, even fearless, in his exploration of subjects, materials, and processes, reinvigorating the medium of photography with a sense of wonder.

Exhibition curated by Nicole Belle.

February 16, 2023 - March 20, 2023

Opening reception: February 16, 2023, 4-7 p.m.

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SPIRITUAL NATURE:
MICHAEL MASSENBURG

In this solo show, Massenburg’s wonderfully vibrant paintings function as a ritual to “connect the dots” spanning the connection of cultural and spiritual practices from the Motherland to the New World. It illustrates a tale of survival and salvation, tracing the journey of his ancestors from enslavement to empowerment, and evoking questions about the notions of status and place in the world. With this long overdue exhibition, Massenburg affirms his place among his peers (artists like John Outerbridge and Kerry James Marshall), and as mentor to countless younger artists.

Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Preger.

November 17, 2022 - January 20, 2023

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