a group exhibition platforming the subversion of instances of denied access in society.
Dates: June 23 – 30, 2019
Reception: June 23, 2019 1pm-4pm
Miranda J Friedman
Organized by: gloria galvez
Social exclusion to various rights, opportunities and resources is unfortunately overwhelmingly present and often unnoticed in our society. But there are social moments in which this exclusion is turned on its head by subversive actions and ideas, forcing us to reckon with the presence of exclusion in our society. The artworks in this exhibition both directly and indirectly subvert this exclusion by hinting at, demanding, and reclaiming access, therefore, crossing out the denial within a denied access and consequently providing this exhibition with its title access ̶d̶e̶n̶i̶e̶d̶.
*The Los Angeles Artist Census will be holding an open house during opening so come out to access ̶d̶e̶n̶i̶e̶d̶ and the Open house for the Los Angeles Artist Census.
With the widespread phenomenon of the home studio; whether out of preference or necessity, Workspace Only/No Overnights presents recent works by artists currently employing aspects of the found object, accessible materials, and available/low tech applications within their practice towards generating art.
This communion with the available has led to the term DIY becoming nearly ubiquitous with a majority of arts practice and contemporary developments in dematerialization and notions of the post-studio. Utilizing expanded and accessible methods of distribution/receiving, conception, and autodidacticism via the internet the artist is continually working and preparing stages of work/development of said work in a variety of media. This advancement, paired against complications in economics and the general cost of living leading more artists to work out of their living spaces/live in their work spaces and/or utilizing found objects to compete with basic standards of living and expected artistic production. While steadily increasing, these complications have always existed and through these complications the usage of alternative/communal spaces has been crucial in literally getting these works outside of the house.
Utilizing the communal space of art in the park, a site similar to a living space in appearance, Workspace Only/No Overnights actively demonstrates the role of art and community and the varying practices in the local communities of Los Angeles.