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Paul Pescador | Closing Day & Screenings

July 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Paul Pescador | Closing Day & Screenings
Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Exhibition & Artist Lab Residency | Main Gallery
July 1, 2018 | 12-6 PM
Screenings at 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM


As part of this experimental residency, Pescador produced a feature-length film emerging from a set of actions, gestures and images oriented around neighborhoods he has lived in since moving to Los Angeles titled Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles. Pescador asks questions of himself and others about being a resident in Los Angeles through examining his own experiences and those of residents in each neighborhood. His work weaves in personal anecdotes about his personal experiences learning to live in a large metropolitan area, including past relationship heartbreaks, isolation, and “getting lost within a crowd.”

The film will screen three times throughout the day at 18th Street Art Center’s Main Gallery: 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.


Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker and writer working in Los Angeles, with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. He produce films, performances and photographs to discuss social interactions and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. Recent exhibitions, projects, and screenings include: gallery1993 (2018); Klausgallery.net (2017); Coastal/Borders, Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center (2017); LAND at The Gamble House, Pasadena (2016); Vacancy, Los Angeles (2016); PSSST, Los Angeles (2016); Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles (2016); Park View, Los Angeles (2014); Anthony Greaney, Boston (2013); the Vista Theater, Los Angeles (2012); and Human Resources, Los Angeles (2011). Recent performances include: Machine Projects, Los Angeles; (2016); Klausgallery.net ( 2016); Los Angeles Contemporary Archives (2016); Performa 2015; Colony, New York (2015); metro pcs (2015); UC Berkeley: Durham Studio Theater (2015); PAM, Los Angeles (2015); Sweety’s, Boston (2014); Hammer Museum, with KCHUNG TV, Los Angeles (2014); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2014); Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Los Angeles (2012); and ForYourArt, Los Angeles (2012). His first full collection of writing CRUSHES:A NOVELLA was released by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017.

Support provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department.




July 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus)
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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