Janine Brown: The Holiness in the Ordinary

825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Jan 15, 10 AM - 5 PM — ends Feb 18, 2022
As people the world over grapple with distrust of the unknown or those who look, think, or live differently, multimedia artist Janine Brown’s solo show “The Holiness in the Ordinary” at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles looks closer at commonalities and distinctions within the framework of being a human.
Brown created a series of video portraits that allows each participant to reveal unique and often contradicting characteristics of their identity. Starting with a self-curated list of statements that complete the sentence “I am…”, each person gains agency over who and what they want to show the viewer. The resulting videos become part confessional and part mantra of humanity- revealing the complexities of identity and the common denominators between people unknown to each other. The portraits will be displayed as a three-channel video installation that highlights the complexities, contradictions, and commonalities of the participants to date.