Art Share LA hosted RECIPROCITY, a show curated by Anefertiti Adele and Lanise Howard debuting a group exhibition featuring 7 women. The Lost Narratives New Voices will be on view until the end of January on the 27th.
The space provides a platform for the women to share stories and ideas that have the capacity to be cohesive with one another as they are showcased to be non-competitive but compliments to one another.
The driving force for my personal attendance was Lanise Howard whom I met at D2 Art Gallery as she showcased in Inglewood, CA. We held a discussion about school, being Black in spaces, using your craft as a voice, and overall self-improvement to get to the next level. She sold me on applying myself officially into school to focus on my studio art courses which will prepare me to transfer into the program she is currently in at Otis College of Art and Design.
Upon entering, there is a bold piece created by Howard that greets the guest. Potential buyers, other creatives, supporters and curators filled the space to acknowledge and revere the pieces on view.
Excited for my future, I am inspired by visual and fine artists that I have the ability to surround myself with.
I became so excited when I found my favorite piece showcased for the group show. The piece is entitled "Of Restoration," an original Oil on canvas priced for $7,000 for those that would like to gift this piece to me. In complete awe of the detail, I was unable to hold in the pleasure to be able to view the piece. Plus, my boots were very similar to the ones depicted. An absolute favorite.
Felix Xiao-Yu Wang displayed two pieces in which I favored for their color and eluded distortion. Both pieces, I feel, can be viewed from many different angles and new images can be seen and prospectively formed.
My partner became fond of the details Dominique Victoria curated together in her piece "Open me up," which consisted of needles, leather, a gag ball, and specific knots, The mixed media piece is even more bolder when looking up close begging questions of vulnerability and sacredness.
The exhibition organized itself by pieces and not in sections by artists which provided a refreshing walk through to see the varying forms of creativity and production. Howard and Adele curated a great show which places itself in the heart of the arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Art Share LA is open from Wednesday thru Sunday from 1:00p to 6:00p. Visit soon.