Gallery Talk

Animating the Archives with Charlotte Cotton

This is an opportunity for art students and the public to tour the exhibition and discuss the work with Metabolic Studio’s curator-in-residence Charlotte Cotton. Several artists in the exhibition will be in attendance.

Charlotte Cotton is an independent curator of and writer about photography. She is currently Curator in Residence at Metabolic Studio, LA. Her publications include The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Imperfect Beauty, Then Things Went Quiet, Guy Bourdin, and Photography is Magic.

Saturday, May 27 at 3 PM – 5 PM

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An Evening of Women’s Performance

Animating the Archives

With Performances by Raquel Gutierrez, Hackers of Resistance, Marissa Magdalena and J. Alex Mathews

The Woman’s Building was critical to the development of this art form in the 1970s. A new generation will demonstrate how performance has evolved. “Fissures in Frisson” is a performative rendering of inter-generational memoir of politicized eros as Raquel Gutiérrez embodies a discursive history of Los Angeles lesbian movement making. “Hackers of Resistance” take direct action to demand freedom of assembly without fear of surveillance; they seek to hack back and reprogram our world, one power structure at a time. In “L/D” — Marissa Magdalena investigates the through line that extends from the Woman’s Building’s past into present day through conversations between artists to whom the Woman’s Building was foundational and their mentees; from these dialogues Marissa will create art pieces to be worn on the body. The title refers to “Lift Over Drag,” the ratio necessary to achieve flight. “Strike Light” – by J. Alex Mathews explores gestural accumulation inspired by the “STRIKE” of light of a match; this project re-imagines Cheri Gaulke’s The Postcard Project: Our Heroines, Arlene Raven’s Picture This, or, Why is Art Important? and Jane O’Reilly’s feminist reclamation of “CLICK,” described as the moment we see that something is wrong with the world portrayed at face value and resounds in a woman-deaf, woman-blind world as an earth shattering revelation.

Saturday, May 27 at 7 PM – 10 PM

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Readings by Lisa Diane Wedgeworth

Teach Your Daughters Well, Enseñe Bien a Sus Hijas, a project by Lisa Diane Wedgeworth for Animating the Archives: the Woman’s Building, collects stories, rituals and traditions from women in exchange for a functional ARTifact to create an army of women who will remind their communities to teach (stimulate, empower, elevate, educate) their daughters well.

Lisa Diane Wedgeworth is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is rooted in storytelling. Informed by personal narratives, her work takes form as paintings, video, installation, photography and archived oral histories.

Sunday, May 28th at 2 PM – 4 PM

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Artists Talk of Resistance

Please join the curator of
Art as Resistance: Paintings in Protest to a Trump Presidency
Eric Almanza

Along with fellow artists:
Karla Diaz
CiCi Segura Gonzalez
Sergio Teran
Peter Woods

For an engaging conversation about their work and the intersection of art and politics. The artist talk will be moderated by writer, publisher, and community advocate/activist Jessica Ceballos.

Sunday, May 28th from 4:30-6:30pm

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June 21 –  June 25, 2017
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
North Figueroa Street Corridor
Highland Park 90042

More info here



Ramon Ramirez, UNTITLED (MAYBE THE DARKNESS IS A WOMB) 22″ x 30″ charcoal on paper 2017

New Paintings and Drawings by Jose Ramirez and Ramon Ramirez

Opening Night reception:  June 10, 2017 7-10 pm
Exhibit runs June 10 through July 1, 2017



Reigning Cats & Dogs

Works by Linsley Lambert

Opening Night Reception:  June 10, 2017 from 7-10 pm

Exhibit runs June 10 through July 1, 2017