Samuel Kenswil: 8447, and other addresses 👀

1411 Newton Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
May 16, 12 PM - 5 PM — ends Jun 20, 2021
Murmurs is pleased to present the inauguration of our front project space with 8447, and other addresses, an exhibition by Samuel Kenswil that explores the delineation between public and private space through re-displaying relics from LA’s queer histories and entering them into a state for us to deal with again.

Join us for a COVID safe opening reception
Next Sunday, May 16th from 12 to 5 PM

May 16 — June 20
No appointment necessary.


Barney’s Beanery opened in 1927 on Route 66. In this tract of unincorporated Los Angeles County such itinerant elements as the homosexual coagulated. It came to be known as West Hollywood. At some point a sign was hung above the bar at Barney’s amongst the taps reading FAGOTS - STAY OUT. With brief interruptions, the sign was up until 1985, when it was permanently removed by those who can’t be described as patrons or owners of the establishment. The circumstances of these events are kibbitzed about by those who remain to do so.

Samuel Kenswil is an artist living in New York. He holds a BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has held solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, London, and Paris.