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Mariah Garnett's new body of work combines meditations on spirituality, mental health, and art making, simultaneously acknowledging her family’s complicity in structures of colonialism and cultural appropriation.
July 10, 2021 - August 7, 2021
“A Heart of Opal Fire” is Mariah Garnett’s debut solo show at Commonwealth and Council, open through August 7. In this new body of work, Garnett has combined meditations on spirituality, mental health, and art making, simultaneously acknowledging her family’s complicity in structures of colonialism and cultural appropriation. The great-grandniece of the concert pianist Ruth Deyo, who wrote an opera called A Diadem of Stars in the 1920s, based on her relationship with an Egyptian stone bust called TAA, Garnett has taken it upon herself to enact parts of Ruth’s composition, which never came to fruition. At the center of the show, The Pow’r Of Life Is Love examine’s Ruth’s Egyptomania in the first-ever public presentation of this musical work, which are executed through Garnett’s queer gaze.
Sprüth Magers is currently presenting John Baldessari’s painting series, “The Space Between,” through September 11.
Regen Projects is participating in the inaugural edition of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles with “INHERENT FORM,” on view through August 1.
Raul Guerrero's "Fata Morgana" features three bodies of new and recent work following his exploration of his own ancestry and cultural environments.
Sean Raspet’s debut solo show in Los Angeles features three connected bodies of work created across the last several years that center carbon as their primary material.
Kandis Williams’s solo exhibition at Night Gallery highlights the artist’s performance and video work, Eurydice, which is named for the myth of Apollo's daughter of the same name.
Gallery Association Los Angeles presents the inaugural edition of Gallery Weekend L.A. from July 28 to August 1.
Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles space is presenting “In Focus: LA Artists,” featuring works by 12 acclaimed artists who call the city home.
Anat Ebgi’s Wilshire Boulevard location is presenting “Wish You Were Here,” an exhibition contemplating daily life, the realm of the psyche, and the slippery quality of reality through work by five artists