An Intersection occurs when two or more paths cross- where cultures, histories, ambitions or chance converge, creating defining moments of decision, denial or opportunity. For some, the paths are riddled with obstacles or even blocked while for others the way is smoothed. For some the moment is fleeting, for others it lasts a lifetime. The artists of "Intersection" respond to these diverging and converging moments that shape their identities, imbue their work and impact their daily lives.
LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center is proud to present "Intersection", an open call group exhibition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles from August 17 to August 30, 2018. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2018from 6:30-9 PM.
This exhibition brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices engage with identity through components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events. It provides the framework for a diverse range of artists to address, confront and/or interpret ideas of personal and collective identity, sexuality, cultural equity, and other life defining moments, conditions or perceptions.
Juror Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, artist and museum liaison at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles had the challenging task of reviewing 531 works from over 200 artists. After thoughtful consideration of the entries and concept, Gonzalez-Jarrett narrowed the field to 44 works by 23 artists, stating "I am grateful for the introduction to the practices of everyone who made a submission. I was thrilled to see that many artists are representing and working through this tumultuous world."
The selected artists are Holly Boruck, Christopher Chinn, Michael Chomick, Karen Clark, Preston Craig, Jorg Dubin, Laura Fisher, Megan Frances, Dwora Fried, Kim Garcia, Steven Hampton, Margaret Hyde, Michele Jaquis, Miriam Kim, David Koeth, Linda Kunik, Shanna Chang Lim, John Junghun Lee, Lynne McDaniel, Kuniko Ruch, Sarah Stone Lindsey Warren, Siru Wen.
Four of the selected artists will be selected by gallerist and Executive Director James Panozzo to exhibit at the Launch LA Gallery on S. La Brea Avenue.
LAUNCH LA believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community through the shared appreciation of creative expression in all its forms and hybrids. LAUNCH LA is passionate about providing artists with quality opportunities to present themselves and their creations that reflect our times to a curious and enthusiastic audience at important happenings throughout Los Angeles.
The Korean Cultural Center, is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. The Korean Cultural Center welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources.