The gallery is please to announce that Chris Engman, Ken Gonzales-Day and Lia Halloran are participating in a group show, Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles curated by art critic Edward Goldman.
The concept of the exhibition emerged out of the bleakness and ambiguity in the initial stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Goldman, who was still able to visit artists in their studios, asked the question “how has this difficult time affected your art-making?” To his delight, the artists responded that it had allowed them to spend more time in their studio, creating art that had more focus and deeper meaning, giving Edward hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The USC Fisher Museum of art presents Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel, featuring artists such as Gaijin Fujita, Pam Douglas, David Hicks, Keiko Fukazawa, Lezley Saar, Manfred Muller, and Ferrari Sheppard among many others, is a celebration of the resilience of the Los Angeles art-making community and each individual artist’s ability to adapt and thrive.
For more than 30 years, Edward Goldman was an art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program that aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM. Edward also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post.
Both fearless and fun, Edward is a favorite on-air presence, offering a unique “accent” on art. Born and educated in Russia and formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in galleries and museums and at cultural events throughout the world, and he is not afraid to “speak truth to power.
On view September 10 to December 9.