Some images about the opening of Loss & Lucidity, last Saturday 4th August.
205 N. Broadway
Downtown. Santa Ana, L.A.
An exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating the misplaced, the missed and the mended.
Curated by Diana Ali in collaboration with Santa Ana College Art Gallery and Director, Phil Marquez.
The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?
A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.
The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.
My work La Morte, is a tribute to all those who are not among us anymore, especially those who left too early.
I started La Morte in August 2015, during my stay in Atina (Italy) when I discover the old paper factory La Cartiera. This old building belongs to the Visocchi family. Some other old buildings are added to complete the series.
Thanks for coming.