Opening Reception – July 13


Angels Gate Cultural Center will bring together two curators for the third quarter of 2019’s Curatorial Takeover with an opening reception on July 13th. Marcia Moore’s On the Brink will be featured in the downstairs gallery in Building A, while Jared Baxter’s Todo en ti fue naufragio will be featured upstairs.

On the Brink, Marcia Moore
1. The edge or margin of a steep place or land bordering water.
2. Any extreme edge.
3. A crucial or critical point especially of a situation or state beyond which success or
catastrophe occurs.

Angels Gate Cultural Center helped to inspire Moore’s exhibition, as the center sits “on the brink” both literally and figuratively, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific, and breaking new ground in the arts. On the Brink showcases the work of two artists, Angel King and Everett Babcock, both of whom explore the edges of tension, trauma, beauty and social consciousness. “It has been thrilling to bring together this jarring yet deeply moving collection of work from these two emerging artists,” said Moore.

Primarily a sculptor, King works with found materials that some might view as trash to construct work that is deeply personal and considered. Mining material from her life, she creates pieces that at first remind us of the possibilities of childhood, bedroom furniture and stuffed animals, then forces the viewer to come to grips with a darker confrontation of the reality of the work, and of her world. A fourth-year undergraduate student, King received a UCLA Department of Art and School of the Arts and Architecture scholarship award.

Babcock, a multi media art maker, student of art at UCLA and scholarship recipient, creates drawings, photographs, and small sculpture as well as video pieces that are visually compelling and refined in their construction. Many of the drawings include collaged materials and text work requiring the viewer to carefully ingest the images.

Todo en ti fue naufragio, Jared Baxter

A group exhibition curated by Jared Baxter, Todo en ti fue naufragio will be presented in the upstairs galleries at Angels Gate Cultural Center coinciding with Moore’s show downstairs. Taking its title from a line from a Pablo Neruda poem, which literally translates to “everything about you was shipwreck,” the show will examine both literal and figurative vessels, and their relationship to rupture and remembrance, disaster and struggle. Featuring new and previously-exhibited works by a range of LA-based, national, and international artists, the artworks on display reveal narratives of life and death on the water, allowing for reflection on the cataclysm of the present moment, as a kind of siren song and prophetic mourning.

The artists featured in this exhibition include:
Sarah Cain, The Distance Plan with Oliver Kellhammer, Greg Lindquist, K. Flint, and Gabriela Salazar, Patricia Fernández, Liz Glynn, Amy Howden-Chapman, Olga Koumoundouros, Karen Lofgren, Matana Roberts.

Both exhibitions run through September 21st. Join us on July 13th in the Angels Gate Cultural Center galleries for the opening reception from 12pm to 4pm.

Shown: Soft sculpture by Angel King

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