Lauren Halsey 👀

1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, 90747
Mar 12, 12 PM - 6 PM — ends Dec 10, 2022
The University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) proudly presents a solo exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey.

The artist’s latest venture in funkified placemaking, this exhibition extends Halsey's architectural mappings, materializing itself in objects, names, remembrances, and colors of home. Red, black, and green (the colors of the Pan-African flag) sit parallel with orange, yellow, pink, and blue hyper pigments (the colors of South Central). Together, this spectrum etches out decelerations, provocations, the naming of the dead, and the aesthetic genius of Black people. These objects float in the mirrored floor and aluminum-draped foregrounds, orienting themselves as structures simultaneously taking off and landing. After all, we are in a land of funk—and with funk, the only direction is free.

Image: Lauren Halsey
they got lil bit, 2013
mixed media
48 x 96 inches
(121.9 x 243.8 cm)
(Inv# LHA 18.029)
Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles