BOYS WILL BE BOYS is a group show and act of defiance open November 9th. The group show tells stories about masculinity, ones that expand and challenge our cultural expectations of masculine identity. It aims to question the ways men are socialized and celebrate diverse expressions of gender. The old adage ‘boys will be boys’ is used to dismiss toxic behavior from men, perpetuating toxic ideas about what masculinity inherently is. But this work is here to question those conventions and illustrate the myriad ways that boys will be boys. Curated by Iris Ray.
sorry if that was too much by India K is an installation and photo exhibit focused on personal reflection and feelings of inadequacy. Her work features bold reflections, strong composition, and an undeniably resolute identity. The show opens October 12th.
BOYS by Rosie Matheson is explores boyhood and masculinity through personal, honest and revealing portraits. The series is on display until September 23rd, 2018.
Black Girl Magik presents Our Stories: Returning Home, a month-long experience showcasing an exploration back to lands, rituals, and traditions that we have always known. Returning Home opens June 15th and workshops and screenings extend into mid-July.
Asking for a Lot by Nicole Linh Anderson explores the intersection of humor and mourning through contextual practice art. Opening May 11th, 2018 at 7pm.
Zorah Olivia, a queer skateboard photographer based in Los Angeles, recently came back from a two week self-funded photo trip to London. Having gone with the sole purpose of documenting the female skate scene in the UK, she met and photographed over 15 girls, and for the first time her photos are being exhibited in Junior High in the form of ROYAL BLOOD, opening April 6th, 2018 at 7pm.
SIS. by Rikkí Wright is an exploration of black sisterhood through photographs of real life sisters. The show opens March 2nd, 2018 at 7pm.
I WON'T TAKE DOWN THE LIGHTS is a month long group show curated by @dolescent, featuring 18 young artists and their work to stave off the darkness of 2017.
HARD BUT SOFT is a weekend installation by Avery Wheless, Mo Johnson, Qigemu, and Heather Reese exploring art-making as a tool for collapsing dualities.
Fire Coral is a 3 day solo show featuring new work by Lithuanian-based Akville Magicdust. Different from the reserved nordic mood, Akvile uses bright tropical colors to create dream-like poetic stories
WE REAL COOL, curated by Aja Wiley, is a multimedia group show featuring work by young, black creatives.
CONSTRUCT OF VIEWPOINT, by Hannah Altman, is a body of work made up of photographic self portraits printed on various textiles in exploration of female presence, identity, and assertion.
COSMIC NOT EXOTIC is a group show featuring work by collective "Nobody's Betis." Curated by Samar Saif, Cosmic not Exotic confronts racial fetishism.
Fatter IRL: LA is the Los Angeles branch of an art show celebrating the visual work of fat artists/bodies. Curated by Annie Rose.
Faith Silva presents: QUARTER OF A CENTURY, a solo photography show featuring polaroid portraits of Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper & more.
WHAT WOULD OLIVIA BENSON DO is a silent-auction art show raising money for END THE BACKLOG, an initiative by the Joyful Heart Foundation focused on ending the rape kit backlog in the United States. The art show and proceeding events seek to empower survivors of sexual assault and educate the community about the often-silenced issues surrounding rape culture.
Originally created for BABYCASTLES in New York, SLIDE TO EXPOSE, is an augmented reality project by Nicole Ruggiero, Molly Soda, and Refrakt that explores digital intimacy, privacy, the concepts of life and death online, and ultimately asks how devices, particularly our phones, aid, form, and reshape our perceptions of these experiences.
From Madrid, "We Don't Care Anymore" is a group show featuring 21 artists from around the globe united by the color pink.
Gingy Q presents Cyborg Goddess, a physical virtuality solo exhibition that asks viewers to move beyond the limitations of body, tech, & soul.
By Any Memes Necessary is a meme-centric art show serving as a commentary on internet culture's ability to help us cope and empathize. By Any Memes Necessary will feature work from Instagram's most legendary meme creators.
Press: This art exhibit takes feminist internet culture from URL to IRL / Bust Magazine
Is 2017 the year that memes are recognised as art? / Dazed
This LA gallery Is showing an exhibit full of self-aware memes / the Creators Project
A meme-centric art show / Affinity
Whiskey Hour is Grace Pickering's first solo photography show featuring a diverse array of portraits taken in southern California while the sun casts a golden hue.
Miss Representation focuses on subverting classically and societally white-centric imagery by redesigning it through a WOC lens. This show aims to magnify the arbitrary nature of cultural standards and the necessity of diversity and representation within culture and the art world. Curated by Erika Paget and Maritza Lugo.
Press: MissRepresentation: a show for praising women of color / Nastygal
'Miss Representation' exhibit tackles the lack of diversity in art / Attn:
Miss Representation: gives a voice to artistic women of color / Art and Cake
This art show features work from women of color, because they are a "force to be reckoned with" / Hello Giggles
COZY + LONELY is the first solo show by Zoie Harmon wherein she explores the ideas of self-care and solitude through sculpture.
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER is an ode to platonic friendships, sharing bedsheets, watching shitty TV, telling secrets, and pinky swears. Curated by Faye )rlove, BFF is a group show featuring artists whose works embody the ideas of togetherness and friendship.
Her Room will break the boundaries between a standard gallery show, an interactive installation and an immersive mise-en-scene. Her Room is created with the participation of a diverse group of multimedia artists, through which the gallery space will be transformed into a fantasy bedroom, an escape from reality, suspended in time.
EAT ME: a pop up show championing all things relating to female pleasure, especially of the cunnilingus variety. EAT ME hopes to not only de-stigmatize the demand for female oral pleasure but also celebrate it and start a much more open dialogue on human sexuality.
Press: A cunnilingus-themed art show aims to make oral a more popular pastime / LA Weekly
There is an art show dedicated to cunnilingus in Hollywood this weekend / LAsist
A feminist art show wants you to eat it or beat it / Huffington Post
There's a cunnilingus-themed art show happening in LA this weekend only / Timeout LA
Thinkin' Bout You: a group art show focusing on dreams and nostalgia. Curated by Briana Gonzalez.
Girl on Girl Collective presents: FIRST KISS, a multimedia showcase featuring art of all mediums from girls of all kinds.
SMASH THAT LIKE by Caroline Goldfarb. A solo art show concerning the ideas of pop culture and fame. Made possible by @bbdakota.