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Home Remedies is an exhibit of original studies, test prints, works in progress, and some outakes of Home Remedies for Driving While Black*, on view at Los Angeles Art Association's Gallery 825 in Los Angeles (October 15 - November 18.) Although Camera Obscura Studio Residents' finished work is normally displayed at the end of their tenure, all of Harris' new work is on view or heading for display at galleries local and statewide, so visitors are invited to step "backstage" to see her process as well as some older works not currently in exhibition. Limited edition prints available for purchase.
Other current venues to see her work include:
Viral: 25 years from Rodney King
Betty Ono Gallery in Oakland, CA.
Altar installation for Black Lives Matter
Hollywood Forever Cemetery's annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival.
We Are Los Angeles, a public exhibition by 30 artists of 6 foot tall angels
on view in Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
11/16 at 7pm:
Harris will be delivering an artist talk about Home Remedies at Gallery 825.
* Home Remedies for Driving While Black is a solo exhibit of poignant, entertaining, illustrative artworks about the impact of police violence on interpersonal relationships. Harris' art draws from autobiography; three of the artworks feature friends of the artist who were killed by police. The highly detailed, careful, colorful compositions offer a range of social commentary through the depiction of intimate everyday moments. Drawing upon a variety of traditions from textiles and quilting to ancient scrolls and contemporary storyboards and political cartoons, the works balance esoteric and vernacular styles. Many works reference hoodoo magic formulas - ironic offerings of African-American traditional folkloric tools for coping with contemporary realities.
Zeal Harris is known for creating critical, caricaturesque, narrative artworks with a whimsical, bold, urban-vernacular flavor. Select exhibition venues include, The 2015 Ghetto Biennale in Port Au Prince Haiti, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, The California African-American Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, and Wallspace LA Gallery. She received a BFA from Howard University and an MFA from Otis College of Art & Design. zealsart.com
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