Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) announces the opening of Size Really Does Matter, on view at Barnsdall Park, through January 5.
With its newly reconfigured open exhibition space, the 10,000 square-foot venue is the perfect place for to this presentation, which features large-scale works including paintings, sculptures and video installations. The group exhibition features El Salvador-born Jorge Oswaldo, and New York-based Shen Wei, whose work has never before been showcased in LA, as well as established LA-based artists like Kent Twitchell and Jeff Colson. Works by Abel Alejandre, David Bailin, Miyoshi Barosh, Quinton Bemiller, Heather Carson, Melissa Cooke, David Jang, Jeremy Kidd, Minoru Orhira, Antonio Muñiz, Laura Scandrett, Jaime Scholnick, Mary Sherwood Brock and Doris Sung will also be featured in the show.
Inspiration for this provocative exhibition came from public artwork seen throughout Los Angeles. From the Gaudiesque Watts Towers to the “América Tropical,” the historic David Alfaro Siqueiros mural on Olvera Street, Los Angeles always had a strong presence of street artists and public artwork displays. Sometimes referred to as the Mural Capital of the World, this art form is part of the our city’s history.
In keeping with its larger-than-life theme, Size Really Does Matter, opened with a masquerade ball and features a variety of programming including a conversation with artists Miyoshi Barosh, Quinton Bemiller and Kent Twitchell on November 16 and family art-making activities on November 23 and December 7.