New exhibit to display unique works from Los Angeles women photographers
“Abstract” the show’s theme, is an attempt to free the photographer of current working day assignments without the restrictions or pressure of creating images for profit. On display will be works from artists Bekka Melino, Carrie Camacho, Grace Oh, Janine Lim, Kerry Sawyers, Kyla Wright and Rosalinda Kooyman. Each of the featured photographers brings something unique to the table. Directly influenced by their diverse backgrounds and multi-career choices, their common denominators include a camera and their love for Los Angeles.
Curating the show is artivist Azul 213, who by day juggles a dual career in broadcast network television and as a freelance photographer and by night a familiar face over the last thirteen years hosting and dj’ing some of Los Angeles’ most popular night spots. Azul had his first hand of curating while co-owner of UponShop Record Store in Silverlake hosting shows to show off his art peers Mear, Doug Murphy “Plastic God”, Frohawk Two Feathers, Hotchkiss, Augustine "Kofie", and Jim Mahfood. Since then the focus on his own visual art path has taken him in many art directions.
This show is the first in a three part series of shows curated by Azul. In March, the incredible work by Mochilla capturing the Zapatistas March on Mexico City ten years ago will be displayed. The third installment of this series in April will feature the work of Azul’s mentor, renowned cinematographer, Johnny Simmons, who despite his busy film career continues to take still photographs and inventive portraits today.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 11, 2011 7 pm - 12 am
Soundscapes: DJ Shiva
Organic and Biodynamic wine provided by Frey Vineyards, America's first organic winery
Sound system provided by: 3 Wheel
Urban Sanctuary Gallery
2026 E. 1st Street
Boyle Heights, CA 90033