Jackie Castillo: Gutting
1117 Venice Boulvard, Los Angeles 90015
Oct 30, 2 PM - 5 PM — ends Dec 18, 2021
Gutting, a site-specific installation, positions the viewer within the entrails of a working-class home, a site common to turning neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A scene typically witnessed from the safety of the sidewalk, the immersive scale breaks the habitual, forcing a somatic experience of the role housing and homeownership plays in the city’s social inequity amid an affordable housing crisis - and yet, a displaced window shutter becomes a ladder of ascension, a warped awning transforms into a road forward, and kitchencabinet voids lead to unexplored possibilities. This is the artist's first solo show in Los Angeles.