Ken Gonzales-Day's Hands Up, 2015

Ken Gonzales-Day
Hands Up, 2015

Photograph

Chromogenic print

53.5 x 49.5 in

Edition of 8

Luis de Jesus

Sheet 53.5 x 49.5 in, Image 50 x 46 in

April 4 - May 9, 2015

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present the premiere of Ken Gonzales-Day's newest series of photographs and his first film: RUN UP, on view from April 4 through May 9, 2015. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, April 4th, from 6 to 8 pm. RUN UP received support from Creative Capital, which Gonzales-Day was awarded in 2012. The gallery will host an informal breakfast and artist talk moderated by Kate Palmer Albers, Ph.D., to coincide with Paris Photo Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 3rd, from 8 to 11 am. The talk will begin at 9:30 am.

RUN UP is the latest chapter in Ken Gonzales-Day's acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, the Norton Museum of Art and numerous private collections, and have also been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City, and Bogota, among others.

The central work in the exhibition will be a new short film and still images of a reenactment inspired by a 1920 lynching of a Latino in California. Gonzales-Day created the film and related photographic series to bring greater visibility to the presence of Latino's in the history of lynching in the United States and to draw parallels between the past and the present. Unlike previous bodies of work in which Gonzales-Day used found or archival imagery, the restaging highlights not only the history of lynching nationwide but contemporary events like Ferguson.

Sheet 53.5 x 49.5 in, Image 50 x 46 in

April 4 - May 9, 2015

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present the premiere of Ken Gonzales-Day's newest series of photographs and his first… more

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