OCHI presents “To Learn The Dark,” an exhibition of new work by artist Adrienne Elise Tarver on view at OCHI Aux (3305 W Washington Blvd.), February 15 through April 1, 2023. A gallery talk in conjunction with Frieze Los Angeles titled, “Speaking Dark: Adrienne Elise Tarver and Taylor Renee Aldridge in Conversation,” along with a reception was held on February 15, 2023.
This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. “To Learn The Dark” features new tapestries, large-scale collage works, and a video installation that build on Tarver’s interest into the multitudinous nature and invisibility of Black women, these artworks consider darkness as space, identity, and a tool to embrace the possibilities of freedom, joy, and growth. To Learn The Dark references bell hook’s Belonging: A Culture of Place (1990). Part autobiography, part critical theory, hooks charts a non-linear course towards a fully realized sense of place, which she calls “darkness:”
On view: February 15, 2023 – March 25, 2023
What: “To Learn The Dark,” Adrienne Elise Tarver
Where: Ochi Aux, 3305 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90018