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On View April 14 - May 27, 2023

I’ve Gone to Look for America
Group Exhibition

I’ve Gone to Look for America interrogates the paradox at the heart of American identity. The artists in this group exhibition are each intimately familiar with the illusory nature of American(ism). In one way or another they have searched for the essence of this country and found instead obstacles standing in the way of their belonging— whether it is the looming specter of patriotism, the indoctrination that is intertwined with “becoming American,” or the threat of violence that exists beneath the surface of life in the US. The artwork is as vast and varied as the idea of America itself, yet there runs through a common thread of reconciliation, a coming to terms with failed promises that potentially gives way to something more beautiful in its reality, attainability, and resilience.  

Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Jory Drew, Timo Fahler, José Flores, Ishi Glinsky, Saj Issa, Y. Malik Jalal, Catalina Ouyang, Nereida Patricia, Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), Chiffon Thomas, Christian Vargas, Haena Yoo

Installation Views

Individual Works 

Saj Issa
Portrait of Father, 2022
ceramic and artist’s frame
48 x 24 inches

Saj Issa
Greenwashing, 2023
ceramic, preserved moss
20  x 52  x 25 inches

Sula Bermúdez-Silverman
Aycayia, 2023

Wood and freshwater pearls
18 x 11 x 8 inches

Ishi Glinsky
Grey Warrior, 2021
Resin, pigment, industrial adhesives, steel and aluminum
18 x 27.5 x 6/8 inches

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki—Olivo)
The Red Hand Over The Mouth (Right and Left Hand), An Indigenous Sign Of Protest, This Piece Is Dedicated To My Chosen Indigenous Sister Alethia Rael, Alethia Rael’s Hands Were Outlined For This Work, The Selling Of This Work Will Benefit My Indigenous Sister, Installed At The Height Of Her Mouth***, 2022
Neon Hands (pair)

Y. Malik Jalal
Memorial Day Weekend, 2022
Mild steel, archival Inkjet prints, plexiglass
37.5 x 24 x 3 inches
Timo Fahler
Sun Now Cry Later, 2022
Rebar, steel, stained glass, plaster, twine, lead
40 x 23 x 10 inches

Christian Vargas
Calwa, 2023
Glaze, ceramic, stained glass
15.5 x 18 x 18 inches

Christian Vargas
Fresno Nightcrawlers, 2023
Glaze, ceramic, stained glass, adhesive
13 x 21 x 21 inches

Christian Vargas
Box on Skulls, 2023
15 x 10.25 x 10 inches

Christian Vargas
YOYO Spinners, 2023
Glaze, ceramic
8 x 12 x 12 inches

Nereida Patricia
Take Root Among the Stars, 2022
Concrete, glass beads, glass dust, acrylic, cement on wood panel
60 x 60 x 3.5 inches

Chiffon Thomas
5816,  2022
Bible skins, thread
14 x 11 x 9 inches

Chiffon Thomas
Rosenwald Fragment, 2022
Bible skins, thread
12.5 x 3 x 4 inches

Chiffon Thomas
Racine, 2022
Bible skins, thread
10 x 9.5 x 7 inches
Chiffon Thomas
Untitled, 2023

Hydrocal, rebar wire, burned Bibles
43 h x 19 w x 13 d in

Catalina Ouyangrisk assessment (fugue state / : h** volant touch.), 2020-21
school desk, iron drains, paper pulp, wood, turtle carapace, plaster, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, beeswax, horse hair, fabric, resin, gauze, carpet, light, graphite, digital print on paper, document sleeve
75  x 70 x 30 in

Haena Yoo
I’ve gone to look for America (Revolver I),2022
Rice paper dyed in soy sauce
5.5 x 12 x 1.5 inches

Haena Yoo
I’ve gone to look for America (Revolver II), 2022
Rice paper dyed in soy sauce
6.75  x 13  x 2 inches

Haena Yoo
I’ve gone to look for America (Revolver III), 2022
Rice paper dyed in soy sauce
6.25 x 11 x 1.5 inches

We’ll marry our fortunes together (Pistol)2022
Rice paper dyed in soy sauce
9 x 4.75 x 1 inches

José Flores
Descendientes de Luchadores, 2022
American flag, rope, thermal blanket
40 x 50 inches

José Flores
A Saint’s Key, 2022

American flag, Thermal blankets, smoke from a burning flag
9 x 7 feet

José Flores
difícil subida, 2022

American flags, rope, smoke from a burning flag
40 x 50 inches

Photography: Flying Studio (Indah Datau) & Josh Schaedel

Thank you:
Sebastian Gladstone, Matthew Brown, Chris Sharp, Kohn Gallery, March Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, PPOW, Lan and Panos Lykidis

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