Significant Otherness

January 14 to March 12, 2017
Opening Reception: January 21, 2017 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to present Significant Otherness; a group exhibition engaging communities of the Los Angeles Harbor Region. Significant Otherness is a benefit for the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNP LA). SNP LA’s mission is to substantially reduce animal shelter intake by providing high quality, low-cost veterinary and spay/neuter services to underserved communities in Los Angeles. Angels Gate Cultural Center is proud to continue collaborating with SNP LA, which often hosts pop-up clinics for the San Pedro community on campus.

In Main Gallery II, Significant Otherness explores the unique bond between animals and humans through artwork by eight contemporary artists.  Curated by Keith Rocka Knittel, Significant Otherness features paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs by Yuh-Shioh Wong, Katie Shapiro, Juan Pablo Carrillo, Davida Nemeroff, Rachelle Sawatsky, Anna Helm, and Sarah McMenimen.  Significant Otherness references Donna Haraway’s seminal text “Companion Species Manifesto”. All artwork will be available as part of a silent auction with proceeds benefiting SNP LA. Exhibition runs through March 12th.

On February 25 from 1-4 pm, Significant Otherness and SNP LA host a kitten nursery food drive and pet adoption event in the Artillery Theater with a performance by Purity and other special guests.  Limited edition tote bags designed by artists Jason Roberts Dobrin, Kristofferson San Pablo, Daniel Gibson, Melanie Florio, and Jim Isermann will be for sale to benefit SNP LA.  

Angels Gate Cultural Center is open to the public seven days a week and admission is always free.