Opening Reception for Labor of Love
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:
Hyun Jung Ji
Alan Joseph Marx