The Loft at Liz’s Fine Art gallery on La Brea has an exhibition going on in conjunction with the California African American Museum that has me so inspired I can’t stop talking about it. It’s a beautiful, magical, alive show, and part of the reason it’s so moving is the stuff the art is made out of. The fact that the art is made from found objects, from things with previous lives, found in the trash, gives it a special subtext.
It’s meaningful because it makes one look at everyday objects and their possible second use, and certainly their aesthetics, differently. Liz had a panel with the artists talking about what moves them to create this kind of art, and what it means to them, and I was especially moved by this clip about how this kind of art is part of a larger creative trend.