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Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra, Jr. and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections

September 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - September 25, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

This show connects a residency site in Watts with the LACMA collection and campus. In collaboration with LACMA and the Watts House Project, an artist-driven urban revitalization project centered around the historic Watts Towers, Ybarra and Slanguage—the artist’s team of collaborators—participated in a residency at the home of a Watts family. The exhibition examines the legacy of Towers creator Simon Rodia and the impulse to conceive alternative worlds from unconventional materials and unorthodox impulses. The installation features assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the towers, and art from the LACMA collection selected by Ybarra and the Slanguage Studio as well as a newly commissioned Ybarra sculpture that connects the public art works completed at the residency site with the LACMA campus. More information.


September 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
September 25, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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