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LEFT/RIGHT/HERE: An Outdoor Art Experience
July 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LEFT/ RIGHT/ HERE
An Outdoor Art Experience
Part of Recovery Justice: Being Well
July 10, 2021 | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Outdoor projections begin at 8 PM, at sunset. Lionel Popkin’s Six Positions on Uncertainty live performances in the Main Propeller Gallery are at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM.
We will be allowing visitors into the gallery (masks required), and to view open studios, please register for faster check-in at the door.
Where is here? Can we be together? Can we find stability amidst uncertainty? Join artists Lionel Popkin, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Yrneh Gabon and Susie McKay Krieser, Lola del Fresno, Luciana Abait, Nicola Goode, Cognate Collective’s Market Exchange project, Debra Disman, M Susan Broussard, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gregg Chadwick, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Rebecca Youssef, and Dan S. Wang in a one-night only interactive outdoor and indoor art experience as part of the exhibition Recovery Justice: Being Well.
Begin and end your experience with a special screening projected onto the Hanger and live performance of Popkin’s Six Positions on Uncertainty in the Propeller Gallery, contemplating a ritual to aid in both grounding oneself as well as working through the idea of social isolation due to the pandemic.
- View vinyl murals including Gabon and McKay Kreiser’s Oneness, One Mask, One Love, One Heart🖤; Fresno’s The innocents (save a million lives); and Abait’s Mattress from Displacement Series on the Hangar’s Glider Wall outdoor gallery.
- Check out Marcus Kuiland-Nazario’s Sea Change Lab project, with live performance and installation in the parking lot. ALEXANDMUSHI will be performing their Chair Conversations throughout the evening. Learn more about their performance here.
- Discover Debra Disman’s new video around self-compassion and book making, and pick up a copy of Nicola Goode’s limited edition poster with images from Board-Ups, a project documenting storefronts of Santa Monica’s business district during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.
- Explore the handmade wares of artisan vendors from Cognate Collective’s Market Exchange project, and experience their crafting demonstrations. Learn more here: https://marketexchange.18thstreet.org/
- View Recovery Justice: Being Well, a series of artist projects on display featuring artists Sara Daleiden, Nicola Goode, Susie McKay Krieser, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, M Susan Broussard, Lionel Popkin, Yrneh Gabon Brown, Lola del Fresno, Debra Disman, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gregg Chadwick, Luciana Abait, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Rebecca Youssef, and Dan S. Wang.
- Enjoy food by Dogtown Dogs and artist open studios throughout the night!
This is a live, in-person event. Masks will be required at all times indoors. Reservations are required.
You may choose to drive through the event, but due to the June 15 California re-opening, we will also allow visitors to park and enter inside the galleries to view the exhibition Recovery Justice: Being Well, Lionel Popkin’s live performance, and artist open studios.
ABOUT ORGANIZING ARTIST LIONEL POPKIN
Lionel Popkin is an artist based in what is now called Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Indiana to an Indian mother and a Jewish father. His mixed-race and malleable identity markers place him in a questionable position in relation to the racial and social discourse created from the twin sins of genocide and slavery that formed the dominant power structures in America. As a choreographer, Popkin creates kinetic scenarios that intertwine the multiplicity of inter-cultural dialogue between the imagery and iconography of the Indian subcontinent that surrounded his youth and his post-modern Western training. His work questions how bodies, objects, and media are allowed to exist in time and space.
Popkin has been presented nationally and internationally at venues including REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The Getty Center and The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series in Massachusetts, The Painted Bride and Philadelphia Dance Projects in Philadelphia, ODC in San Francisco, The Place Theater in London, and the Guongdong Modern Dance Festival in Guongzhou, China. Commissions include San Diego’s Lower Left Performance Collective, the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, Carolyn Hall, and Nejla Yatkin. Popkin has been a dancer in the companies of Trisha Brown, Terry Creach, and Stephanie Skura.
Popkin has received grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund, the National Dance Project Touring Subsidy, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Puffin Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Durfee Foundation. Popkin is currently a Professor of Choreography and Performance in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA.
ABOUT RECOVERY JUSTICE: BEING WELL
Recovery Justice: Being Well, aims to highlight the recent circumstances that have evolved during the pandemic (racial justice demonstrations and destruction, as well as social discontent and general disconnection) into a series of self-organized artist projects that merges the exterior and interior public spaces of City of Santa Monica property. 18th Street Airport Campus at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will be the site where artists reimagine the city and beyond in the midst of complex social unrest globally. Recovery Justice will recuperate through various means the digital and physical footprints left in a city that struggles to reclaim the seemingly peaceful environment it once had. Artists will develop a palette for making and sharing artworks responding to the street experience in safe, healing and expressive modes. This porous series is a point of departure to reconcile and redefine the concept of justice. Learn more here.
Recovery Justice: Being Well is generously supported by Art of Recovery, an initiative of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, santamonica.gov/arts/artofrecovery.
Additional support comes from Los Angeles County’s WE RISE LA program. Sara Daleiden’s residency and facilitation work on these projects is generously supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Bailiwik is also a supporting partner on this exhibition.