Alannah Farrell: History of Violence
Anat Ebgi Gallery
The undeniably talented figurative painter Alannah Farrell currently has their first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at Anat Ebgi Gallery, on view from June 5, to July 10, 2021. In their show “History of Violence,” the artist gives us a glimpse through a window of intimacy, into the lives of their friends and chosen family in stunning shades of soft blues and flesh tones. Each portrait is part memory, part narrative, and all raw truth. Farrell’s work firmly places the identities and lives of those within the artist’s queer community into the limelight, solidifying their place in the history of portraiture. “Each sensitive portrait is a protest,” explains Anat Ebgi Gallery, “an exercise in safety, community building, and nurturing intimacy against the alienation, anxieties, and violences of modern queer life.” Don’t miss the powerful show of monumentally important works by Alannah Farrell!
Lia Halloran: The Sun Burns My Eyes Like Moons
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
If you are in L.A., be sure to stop by Luis de Jesus gallery—a gallery that always hosts show-stopping exhibitions. And their current exhibition, The Sun Burns My Eyes Like Moons, is of no exception. The show features the arresting, large-scale cyanotypes of L.A.-based artist Lia Halloran along with their painted negatives. The mesmerizing work in the show is an homage to the sun, but instead of bright yellows and oranges that radiate light, Halloran’s suns are that rich, deep-sea blue that is created through the cyanotype process. Her suns are almost amoeba-like, swirling and erupting with captivating line work that reach out like tentacles. Halloran integrates scientific concepts into her studio practice by researching solar eclipse expeditions and ancient Egyptian temple reliefs. The exhibition will be on view from June 26 through August 14, 2021.
Real Life is Fragile
After a taking a short break over this past summer, Thinkspace gallery has decided to ramp up their programming by putting on a series of one week exhibitions! From July 3 - July 10, they are hosting the group show Real Life is Fragile, which showcases ten artists from West Africa, curated by Ken Nwadiogbu. Artists featured in the show include: Ayanfe Olarinde, Boris Anje, Chigozie Obi, Eshinlokun Wasiu, Elizabeth Ekpetorson, Jimbo Lateef, Ken Nwadiogbu, Michelle Okpare, Patrick Akpojotor, and Yusuff Aina Abogunde. The group show is sure to be compelling, as Thinkspace is dedicated to showcasing innovative work from L.A. as well as from around the world. Alongside Real Life is Fragile will be a second exhibition titled Trapped in gallery two, featuring the Dutch artist Super A, also known as Stefen Thelen. You won’t to miss these two stunning shows—up for one week only!