The RIDDLE Effect || On the inside

5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jun 01, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Sep 08, 2019
The RIDDLE Effect highlights artist John T. Riddle Jr.’s (1933–2002) sculptural work from Los Angeles collections and examines his influence as a foundational member of the Black Arts Movement in Los Angeles. The exhibition highlights Riddle's innovative art practice with several works exhibited for the first time in Los Angeles. Works by his students and colleagues – including Dan Concholar, Dale Brockman Davis, Charles Dickson, Mark Steven Greenfield, John Outterbridge, Bret Price, Noah Purifoy, Joe Sims, and Timothy Washington – will also be presented alongside Riddle’s to honor his expressive practice and impact on the L.A. arts community.


On the Inside is a group exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists who are currently incarcerated. The artworks are made from basic materials the prisoners have access to behind bars: mostly letter-sized paper, dull pencils, ballpoint pen ink tubes, and unlikely innovations such as an asthma inhaler filled with Kool-Aid to create an air brushed painting. The project started with a call-for-art in the Black and Pink newsletter, a monthly publication filled with prisoner-generated content, giving birth to this collective exhibition.