Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, Watt Hall (ground floor) View map Free Event

850 West 37th Street, Los Angeles CA 90089

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The Ruth Weisberg Prize for Drawing supports Alex Carmen's first solo show in Los Angeles. Born in Washington, DC, Carmen was awarded the prize for his graphite and charcoal drawings of male bodies abstracting and overlapping. In Carmen’s newest collection of work, he taps into the exhaustion of having a body in a country that demands performing in spite of it.


Body, performance, narrative, and simulation; this work serves to investigate how systems of power manipulate reality by controlling the relationship between body and mind. In Trees With Holes in Them, Carmen wields the airbrush as a lampoon, piercing together familiar physical and digital symbols to illustrate the precarious and impervious nature of the hyperreality we live through—- exposing their daily collapse and dicey rebuild.


Exhibition opening reception: March 20th, 6-8 pm.

Exhibition on view March 21-April 3, 2024
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm


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