Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil | Betwixt and/or Between

3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Oct 09, 2 PM - 4 PM — ends Dec 11, 2021
Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil

The Philippines have a rich tradition of weaving and mixed media. The artists in this exhibition not only weave together different materials, but family histories and connections in Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil. Identity is personal, historical, and even haunted. Pulling from disparate identities of first, second, and third generations, but also mixed-raced backgrounds, the artists bridge familial tradition and heritage between the living and the dead. Ancestral spirits and family connections continue to occupy the Filipino diaspora, which the artists explore in this exhibition. These elements are played out in mixed media assemblage, sculpture, weavings, paintings, photography, and performance.

The exhibition presents the work of Nica Aquino, Jullianne De La Cruz, John DeCastro, Cirilo Domine, Mark Golamco, Philip Košćak, Christine Morla, Michael Rippens, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Diane Williams; with curation by Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot.

Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil runs through December 11th, 2021.
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This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.


Betwixt and/or Between

Betwixt and/or Between is organized by John David O’Brien, and includes works by Nena Amsler, Fatemeh Burnes, Mark Steven Greenfield, Renée Lotenero, John David O’Brien, Pam Posey, Shirley Tse, Alexis Zoto, and Ismael de Anda III in collaboration with Eugene Ahn.

The Los Angeles based artists in this exhibition regularly transit between different worlds, be they inherited, imposed, physical, or philosophical. Betwixt and/or Between seeks to illuminate how these different vital points are connected within the artists, their practice, and ultimately the viewer. Art communicates by unfolding itself into our conscious and unconscious awareness – suggesting that meaning cannot be universally prescribed, as art resides in intersecting spaces of in-between.

The artists’ work wrestles with this complexity in painting, installation, drawing, sculpture and digital art. This exhibition explores interlocking sets of deliberations that range from formal to stylistic, narrative to personal, and sociological to historical, inviting the viewer into considerations that go beyond the surface.

The exhibition runs through December 11th, 2021
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This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.