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April 10, 2015

L.A. Times Review: Gonzales-day fills the holes of history

Ken Gonzales-Day's work is instructive but far from didactic. It's a history lesson taught through the framing of holes in the record and by collapsing the space between different times and places. It disturbs in direct proportion to its importance, and it does disturb.

Gonzales-Day began his "Erased Lynching" series in 2000 to explore the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of racially motivated lynching. In his new work at Luis De Jesus, he extends the series into film for the first time. [ READ MORE ]

April 02, 2015

ken gonzales-day featured:
Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Run Up,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Photographer Gonzales-Day continues his investigation into the history of Latino lynchings in California — part of his “Erased Lynching” series. In a new body of work, he has re-staged a historic 1920 lynching that occurred in Santa Rosa using actors and captures their actions in film and photography.   more

The show also includes stills that incorporate images that Gonzales-Day made in Los Angeles, during protests of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.  [ READ ON ]

April 01, 2015

ken gonzales-day featured: "Glasstire: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOP 5 EVENTS"

3. Ken Gonzales-Day: RUN UP

Ken Gonzales-Day, who has been studying the history of lynching for years, based his first film, Run Up, on a reenactment of events surrounding a 1920 lynching of a Latino names Charles Valento in Santa Rosa. The Scripps professor will screen the film and exhibit a series of still photographs from it. He'll also show photographs shot last November, during an L.A. protest march following the Grand Jury’s contested decision to acquit the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson. [ READ MORE ]

April 01, 2015

Ken gonzales-day featured: "the guide: 30 can't-miss events in april"

The LA artist is known for incorporating vintage images of lynchings into those of beautiful trees. The exhibition", "Run Up showcases his latest work, which includes photographs of the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting. 

April 01, 2015

ken gonzales-day at luis de jesus los angeles

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to present Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from April 4 through May 9. The exhibition will present Gonzales-Day’s newest series of photographs and the premiere of his first film, Run Up—a project of 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 3 from 8 to 11am. [ READ ON ]

March 30, 2015

Kate Bonner, Chris Engman, and Ken Gonzales-day featured in: "daily breeze: Torrance Art Museum opens concurrent exhibits challenging perceptions"

If the images on display in the Torrance Art Museum’s latest photography exhibit cause people to gaze with curiosity or take a second look, that’s OK.

The show is meant to challenge the definition of a photograph.

“This exhibit shows how artists are using photography in new and different ways, how they’re redefining the medium and challenging the medium.   more

A lot of the artists in the show are not strictly photographers,” said Chris Reynolds, curator of “Second Sight: New Representations in Photography,” open through May 14. [ READ MORE ]

March 29, 2015


The 11th FEMSA Monterrey Biennial will be presented at the historic San Ildefonso College in Mexico City from April 28 through July 26, 2015. HUGO CROSTHWAITE, awarded the Grand Acquisition Prize, will be attending. 

March 28, 2015

MOB JUSTICE: Ken Gonzales-Day's chilling show ties a vigilante lynching to modern-day police shootings...

The latest work, part of the artist’s Erased Lynching series, is interspersed with stills shot in Los Angeles and Missouri in the aftermath of the Ferguson Grand Jury indictment over the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, drawing parallels between the vigilantism of lynching and police shootings today... [ READ MORE ]

March 25, 2015

Ken Gonzales-Day Examines Racially-Motivated Killings, Past and Present

Ken Gonzales-Day (2012 Visual Arts) will premiere his Creative Capital-supported project with the solo exhibition, Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up, on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles from April 4 through May 9, 2015. Run Up is the latest chapter in 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 exhibited in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City and other major cities.   more

I connected with him to learn more about this timely project. [ READ MORE ]

March 14, 2015

Review: Dennis Koch Is Delightfully Nutty

So, as I wrote in the last BL(og)T post, my desire for this section is to talk about things I found interesting and worthwhile —they may or may not have anything to do with Jesus. Keep that in mind if you will.

I can’t seem to get enough of stuff I see in Culver City. Say what you may about the scene and how insanely difficult to find a parking spot on the opening night. I go down there when no one’s around to see the art. [ READ MORE ]