Beauty endures whatever insanity exists within the socio-political realm, and as such we must persist in the generative practice of creative work. The energy of creative practice counteracts and subverts the destructive energy of those in power.
Contemporary artists from Los Angeles and Santa Fe converge for a group exhibition in Los Angeles that explores beauty as a form of resistance. This group of artists make work on a variety of subjects, all of it underpinned by beauty. Each artist employs elements of the precious, the natural, the formal, the metaphysical, the mysterious, the sublime—all inherently beautiful.
Artists in this exhibition include Chris Collins, Sydney Cooper, Larry Fodor, Jamie Hamilton, Laird Hovland, Hannah Hughes, Jennifer Joseph, Emily Kimball, Joanne Lefrak, Michael Namingha, Nouel Riel, Eric Tillinghast, Edie Tsong, RJ Ward, and Marion Wasserman.
Beauty is the Antidote is a 2-day pop up exhibition at Electric Pony Studios in Central LA. The money raised via this campaign will be used to rent a van to transport work from Santa Fe to LA, and it will also pay for lighting the exhibit, insuring the work, for an ad in Art Ltd. Magazine, and for various other expenses related to such an endeavor.
We believe that art is the consciousness of a culture. Beauty is the antidote by which we survive the poisonous rhetoric that is flooding the discourse at large. We know there are many worthy causes to support in these times, but for artists and their work to flourish, we need to make these kinds of endeavors possible.