Ficus Interfaith

1206 Maple Avenue, Suite 903 Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sep 24, 7 PM - 10 PM — ends Oct 23, 2021
Ficus Interfaith
September 18 - October 23, 2021
In Lieu is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ficus Interfaith (Ryan Bush and Raphael Cohen). This mark’s the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

“The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in the medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.”

– Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

This exhibition began with us imagining Ficus Interfaith as a place. Comparing the qualities of a neighborhood/family/city/planet/spaceship/wilderness led us to examine the push and pull of peoples and the land. The artworks in this show are all “signs” insofar as they are aides for categorization and communication. They exist within our imagined place, Ficus Interfaith, which has been inspired by different features and systems of our current communities. This show utilizes various craft techniques and means of production to depict our vision of a municipal vocabulary. We are interested in the ways symbols and signs come into being and how they evolve beyond recognition through necessity, grace and violence.