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Genevieve Gaignard: Strange Fruit

March 19 - May 7

The artist Genevieve Gaignard, a mixed race, white-passing woman, looks directly forward. She is dressed in a Victorian Era blue and white dress and is posed and styled in the way of 19th century portrait. She holds in her hands a plant with tangerines growing from its small branches.

Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present Strange Fruit, the gallery’s second solo exhibition with Genevieve Gaignard, opening Saturday, March 19 and running through May 7, 2022.

With Strange Fruit, Genevieve Gaignard opens a door to haunting nostalgia of America’s relationship to racial violence. This exhibition marks her most extensive and provocative body of work to date, focusing on historical and modern-day acts of lynching. The title, borrowed from Billie Holiday’s iconic song, interfaces a range of unapologetic commentary on the American psyche, simulating its inseparable tie to the horrors visited upon black people. This work emerges against history’s recent spate of calls for racial justice and draws attention to this country’s racial progress—or lack thereof. Strange Fruit asks: Do you only want to see what you believe?


Vielmetter Los Angeles
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Women-owned, Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment, Open
Kid Friendly


Vielmetter Los Angeles
1700 S Santa Fe Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States
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