Labor of Love

09/15/2018 - 10/07/2018
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Lyft Driver? Barista? Accountant? Production assistant? Dog walker? Teacher? Activist? Historian? Documentarian? Performance artist? Or just someone who finds value in doing things the hard, old-school way?

Art Share LA is hosting a curated open call exhibition to showcase art as work, and artists as workers. This special Labor Day exhibition is aimed to highlight the artist as a whole person — to not only honor and share the hardworking, human side of their creative hustle, and how the pursuit of a “day job” affects their practice, but also to appreciate the activity of work as a noble subject for fine art, and to include and spotlight the use of materials, techniques, and processes that in themselves are labor-intensive, and assertively made. All forms of “Labors of Love.”

The exhibition gives viewers the full picture of the artist behind the work, what factors influence their art, and what it takes in order for an artist to have the ability to create — both inside and outside the studio.

Featuring work by 20 talented local artists:

Brian Allen | @blockkidart

Brooke Barttelbort | @brooklyn619

Elizabeth Covington | @lizcovingtonwatercolors

Lynn Creighton

Lauren Davidson | @laurendavidsonart

Christopher Gupit | @chrisgupitart

Emily Halpern | @emilyehalpern

Erik Herrera | @duvalinpapi

Angela Izzo | @izzoimages

Melissa Jolley | @inkandpaperart

Hyun Jung Ji | @hyunjungeee_ji

Lois Keller | @lois.keller

Manny Legaspe’ | @mannylegaspeart

Jack Lewis | @jacklewisstudio

Alan Joseph Marx | @alanbeingalan

Kaylee Richards | @kayleeerichards

OliGa | @oligarts

Orlando Roberts

Satomma | @ammazing_

Betzi Stein | @betzisteincontemporaryart