We the People: Serving Notice

August 5, 2017 – March 18, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 6-9pm Beth Ann Gerstein, AMOCA’s Executive Director will provide an overview of the exhibition and participating artists Nuala Creed and Courtney Mattison will discuss their work and inspiration @ 6:30pm. Our current political and social climate is arguably one of the more divisive and turbulent periods in the past 50 years. There are feelings of anger, sadness, and fear ― but also of hope, compassion, and unity. Historically, museums have long been at the forefront of presenting and preserving our cultural values through their exhibitions and collections. Artists have reflected and documented what is happening in their communities and in society. Through their artwork, they have the opportunity to encourage contemplation, conversation, and/or action on some of the most important issues of our lifetime. With that said, AMOCA has invited artists from across the country to “serve notice” on a range of issues including: capital punishment; environmental protection; freedom of speech; gender equality; human rights; immigration; racism; wildlife protection; and women’s rights. Support for this exhibition provided by: Lida and Ted Urban   Los Angeles County Arts Commission     Exhibiting Artists:
Jesse Albrecht Wesley Anderegg Natalia Arbelaez Clayton Bailey Lesley Claire Baker Boris Bally Tom Bartel Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers Kate Bingaman-Burt Molly Bishop Birdie Boone Jessica Brandl William Brouillard Klai Brown Jessica Calderwood Sophie Cangelosi Adam Chau Cynthia Consentino Michael Corney Nuala Creed Kirk Delman
Marc Digeros Morel Doucet East Fork Pottery Christina Erives Juan R. Fuentes Keiko Fukazawa Lauren Gallaspy Julia Galloway Dave Gordon Betsy Greer Bianka Groves Adam Gruetzmacher Nicole Gugliotti Wesley Harvey Art Hazelwood Ayumi Horie Jeff Irwin Pancho Jimenez Elliott Kayser Kristen Kieffer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Kathy King Brian Kohl Howard Kottler* Courtney M. Leonard Scott Lenhardt Beth Lo Roberto Lugo Courtney Mattison Kristina Micotti Nikki Mizak Nick Moen Gerardo Monterrubio* Nathan Murray Scott Nash Ronna Neuenschwander Matt Nolen Peter Olson Doug Peltzman Ian M. Petrie Peter Pincus Jessica Putnam-Phillips
Seth Rainville Alex Reed KleinReid Justin Rothshank Hope Rovelto Jos Sances Nancy Selvin Danez Smith Melissa Stern Michelle Summers Mara Superior Joan Takayama-Ogawa Zach Tate Shannon Tovey Sandra Trujillo Shalene Valenzuela Patti Warashina Stan Welsh Renee Zettle-Sterling
                                            Image: Patti Warashina, Kimchi Chaos, 9.5″ x 17.5″ x 17.5″, 2013 * From AMOCA’s Permanent Collection