Steven Y. Wong

OFFAL

August 15 – September 29, 2019

Of all cultural taboos, those related to food are the most difficult to dispel. Food represents deeply rooted sets of ideas and beliefs — particularly with respect to self-identity and community. Offal is no different. In some cultures, offal is stigmatized for its socioeconomic and racial implications, while others treat and eat offal as an everyday means of survival or a delicacy. In keeping with this anatomy of offal, the exhibition seeks to expand the traditional parameters of cultural identity: raw, refigured and, in some cases, delightfully grotesque.

Curated artists include Bonnie Huang, Robert Karimi, Mark Mulroney, Danial Nord, Josephine Pryde, Victoria Reynolds, Jim Shaw, Jeannine Shinoda and Jeffrey Vallance. Artists selected by the jury (Ron Finley, Julio César Morales, and Genevieve Erin O’Brien) include Panteha Abareshi,  Alexandre Dorriz, gloria galvez, Natalia Garcia Clark, Matt Hollis, Alex Nazari, Dakota Noot,  Elisa Ortega Montilla, Carolie Parker, Colin Roberts, Larisa Safaryan, Gazelle Samizay, Stephanie Sherwood, Emilia Ukkonen and Reed van Brunschot among others.

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Jim Shaw,
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Mark Mulroney,
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Josephine Pryde,
Alexandre Dorriz,
gloria galvez
Victoria Reynolds,
Bonnie Huang,
Danial Nord,
Elisa Ortega Montilla,
Jeannine Shinoda,
Matt Hollis,
Natalia García Clark,
Sydney Mills,

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Jim Shaw, Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Mark Mulroney, Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Josephine Pryde, Alexandre Dorriz, gloria galvez Victoria Reynolds, Bonnie Huang, Danial Nord, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Jeannine Shinoda, Matt Hollis, Natalia García Clark, Sydney Mills,
Using Format