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We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles

USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena

We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles brings attention to the dynamic voices in our diverse metropolis that extend viewers’ knowledge and understanding of the Asia Pacific region. The exhibition highlights seven female contemporary artists of diverse Asian Pacific heritages living and working in Los Angeles.

Free

Julie Green: The Last Supper

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

800 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of US Death Row Inmates

Rhapsody In Blue And Red: Ukiyo-E Prints of the Utagawa School

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

Art History Professor Akiko Walley and Chief Curator Anne Rose Kitagawa team-taught an Utagawa School course, in which students studied this vibrant artistic tradition and learned about exhibition planning in order to contribute to this installation, which features more than 30 loans from Lee and Mary Jean Michels along with prints from the museum’s permanent collection.

Free

Entre mundos (Between Worlds)

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

Artists in the exhibition work with memory, material, and various printing techniques to communicate a sense of place, the experience of working as a migrant farmworker, and profound connections between culture, consciousness, and economies of power.

Free

Cole Sternberg: FREESTATE

ESMoA 208 Main Street, El Segundo

The issues addressed in the exhibition require critical and immediate attention.

Free

Free Them All: Portraits from La Resistencia

Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE &, NE 41st St, Seattle

La Resistencia’s #FreeThemAll campaign shares visual and narrative portraits of people detained within the Tacoma ICE Processing Center

Free

Yellow No. 5

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Yellow No. 5 examines the transactional relationship between culture and consumerism and how they often work in tandem to conceal their connection. Tariqa Waters’ project-based, multi-disciplinary exhibition sees her collaborate with regional artists to explore the grab-and-go nature of material goods and how these products serve as armor to shield us from our intrinsically codependent relationship with consumerism—using artificial additives.

Free

Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle

Designed to alleviate some of the social, emotional, and financial challenges that a person living with dementia may face, the Frye’s Creative Aging programs serve as opportunities to deepen their life experiences, foster friendships, and build community through art.

Free

Look. Listen. Learn. Act.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

Listen. Learn. Act. incorporates different bodies of work across multiple platforms, focusing on Blackness, Black experience and dismantling racism.

Free

A Woman’s Worth

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

Paintings and prints from the JSMA's permanent collection explore archetypal ideals of feminine virtues, the objectification of the female form and woman as model and muse.

Free

Art of the Athlete: Hall of Fame

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

For the past 8 years, the Art of the Athlete (AofA) program has been an education program for UO student-athletes as part of the museum’s broad outreach program which engages diverse student groups from across campus. AofA workshops are designed for students to experiment with a variety of media including sculpture, photography, collage/mixed media, oils, watercolors and acrylics.

Free

Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle

Anastacia-Reneé’s poetry and performances are an assertion of presence that counteract the erasure of those who have been marginalized by American society. With an unflinching focus on collective liberation, her work is rooted in the Black feminist and womanist traditions, and their intersectional approach to addressing racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and class.

Free

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is pleased to host Nkame, a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). During her short but fertile career, she produced an extraordinary body of work central to the history of contemporary printmaking in Cuba and abroad.

Free

SITES OF POWER

black-imagination CA

SITES OF POWER is the latest Black Imagination exhibition-slash-experience co-created in community to center and amplify the resonance of our intersectional Black voices.

Free

Barbara Earl Thomas: The Geography of Innocence

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle

Barbara Earl Thomas’ new body of work carries within it the sediments of history and grapples with race and the color line. At the heart of her new work is a story of life and death, hope and resilience—a child’s survival.

Free

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle questions the stories we’ve been told by amplifying narratives that have been systematically overlooked from America’s history. This exhibition reunites Lawrence’s revolutionary 30-panel series Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56) for the first time since 1958.

Free

The Inconstant World

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles

With the body, language, and the experience of time as points of departure, the exhibition engages the limitations of representation and images as sites of interpretation.

Free

Paul Pescador: PSA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles

They represent a collage of dialogue with different stakeholders, as well as the artist’s own experience of moving through the world as a fellow member of the public.

Free

Off the Wall

SFMOMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco

Five contemporary artists expand upon earlier efforts to break free from the confines of the picture frame by transforming photographs into sculpture, including them in complex installations, projecting them onto various surfaces, even creating custom furniture for their display.

Charles Gaines: New Work

SFMOMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco

The conceptual artist’s new works emerge from research into the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, which decreed that Black people were not U.S. citizens and therefore could not sue for their right to freedom.

$25

Unquiet Objects

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland

UNQUIET OBJECTS foregrounds the naturalized but uneasy separation of cultural objects from human life and social reality.

Free

Traces on the Surfaces of the World

Gavlak 1700 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 440, Los Angeles

Traces on the Surfaces of the World brings together six international artists whose works stage the anxious encounters between human bodies and inanimate objects that define a world reformed by an all-encompassing fear of contagion.

Free

Of Other Spaces

Kylin Gallery 8634 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

This exhibition presents temporary sites that augment our behavior, places that are simultaneously real and unreal, constantly shifting, and accumulating time.

Free

Dear John

Adams and Ollman 418 NW 8th Avenue, Portland

Creating sophisticated drawings, books, and sculptures from humble materials such as discarded envelopes, matchboxes, twine, and soot, Castle produced a complex body of work

Free

Summer Wheat: Anything Can Happen

Shulamit Nazarian 616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

Known for their tactility and texture, Wheat’s materials take on the form of both painting and sculpture, and borrow from the rich, and often gendered, history of fibers and textiles.

Free

Brenna Youngblood: the LIGHT and the DARK

Roberts Projects 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City

the LIGHT and the DARK takes as its genesis Youngblood’s experience navigating the difficulties of last year and applying her lived experiences – endured as two separate but simultaneous realities – to her practice.

Free

Jovencio de la Paz: The Ghost and the Maze

Specialist 300 South Washington Street, Seattle

Working between wall, table, and floor, these textiles operate as a spatial exploration as much as visualization of the algorithmic processes utilized to create them.

Free

Paul Lee: Tambourine Heart

Adams and Ollman 418 NW 8th Avenue, Portland

Characterized by a palpable presence of the hand, the artist’s ongoing formal experimentation and investigation of materiality returns to the same functional objects rendered into reliquary.

Free

Andrea Joyce Heimer: Lonely Hunter

Nino Mier Gallery 7277 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Heimer's paintings evoke narrative friezes and tapestries, where outdoor landscape and interiors are organized into distinct rows or thresholds, each portraying a different stage in the lives of her characters.

Free

Ryan Pierce: Awake Under Vines

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

Pierce continues to illuminate relationships between the human and natural world through dynamic dreamlike imagery infused with moral complexity and wonderment. 

Free

Charlene Liu: Lattice

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

The exhibition reveals the artist's complementary approaches between the mindful deliberations of printmaking techniques and the observational immediacy of line seen in her plein air style paintings. 

Free

Pieces of Me: NFT Exhibition

TRANSFER 1000 S Hope Street, Suite 420, Los Angeles

The artists in this exhibition are known for their explorations of identity, being, and phenomenology in digitally-mediated realities, and represent a survey of the past, present and future of ‘digital art’.

Free

What’s Different?

SOIL 112 3rd Ave S, Seattle

The image today has an elastic feature. Each new image appropriates its surroundings, directing the flow of emotion, resources, capital, and popular opinion in its wake.

Free

Colleen RJC Bratton: Endometrial Atmosphere

SOIL 112 3rd Ave S, Seattle

There are so many factors that have to come together to support delicate life. I’ve changed countless ways in which I navigate this life and my body in order to bear a child.

Free

Gary Simmons: The Engine Room

Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE &, NE 41st St, Seattle

His work is occupied by the unfixed nature of a past that remains open to the vagaries of memory, and its role in the construction of the character of contemporary America.

Free

New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee

Stephanie Chefas Projects 305 SE 3RD AVE STE. 202, Portland

New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee is the result of the asynchronous exploration they shared in a year otherwise defined by insularity and isolation.

Free

Garrick Imatani: Monologues

Eugene Contemporary Art Gallery 245 W 8th Ave, Eugene

Imatani seeks to diffuse the notion of an intangible “essence” of a culture—inviting instead a de-centralized, intricate and multifaceted reading of cultural properties beyond one’s own.

Free

Nuestro Camino

Old Town Gallery 140 NW 4th Ave, Portland

Natalia has put together a very unique and talented artist group to create a very memorable gallery experience.

Free

Along These Lines

Alberta Abbey 126 NE Alberta St, Portland

Each featured artist brings their unique perspective to the history of the line and, along these lines, adds to it. 

Free

Ameh Egwuh: Life After Life

Rele Gallery 8215 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

The works are brightly colored, dream-like spaces populated with balloons, birds, and clocks, almost dancing around the human body as its primary subject.

Free

A Presentation by Baseera Khan

Converge 45 PO Box 28209, Portland

Their work sublimates colonial histories through performance and sculpture to map geographies of the future.

Free

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Roberts Projects 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City

Each figure becomes a symbol of the reclamation of cultural dignity, embracing the idea of origin and personal narrative as it relates to gender and race dynamics.

Free

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Roberts Projects 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City

He creates organically progressive quasi-figurative paintings in series which rely on a group of constructed historic or mythic characters for the work’s narrative.

Free