Opening Reception for Labor of Love

09/15/2018
7:00 PM—10:00 PM
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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. Example/inspirational image by Jasper Johns.

Featuring work by 20 talented local artists:
Brian Allen
Brooke Barttelbort
Elizabeth Covington
Lynn Creighton
Lauren Davidson
Christopher Gupit
Emily Halpern
Erik Herrera
Angela Izzo
Melissa Jolley
Hyun Jung Ji
Lois Keller
Manny Legaspe’
Jack Lewis
Alan Joseph Marx
Kaylee Richards
OliGa
Orlando Roberts
Satomma
Betzi Stein