Wilding Cran Gallery presents two new exhibitions “A Day In The Life,” a curatorial assemblage of the memories and everyday influences of emerging artist, Jonah Elijah, and “The Muse and the Simurgh,” a solo show of new ceramic works by Los Angeles – based artist Lauren Elder. The gallery will hold an opening art party on July 2, 2022 from 4-6pm.
“A Day In The Life” captures the essence of life in his hometown of Houston, Texas, Jonah Elijah invites the viewer to take a walk in his shoes, harnessing everything from oil paint and pastel, to newsprint and found objects. Through an odyssey punctuated by snapshots of street scenes and basketball courts, shopping carts and sneakers, A Day In The Life introduces the viewer to a series of vignettes that guide us through the experience of a young Black man growing up in America.
“The Muse and the Simurgh,” is Lauren Elder’s first time exhibition with Wilding Cran. The artist’s practice pays tribute to the diverse traditions and histories of her Iraqi & Scottish ancestors. Merging their ancestral experiences and cultural iconography with those of her contemporary Los Angeles upbringing, she creates a visual identity of her own.
On view: July 2, 2022 – July 30, 2022
What: New Exhibitions, Jonah Elijah, Lauren Elder
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 1700 South Santa Fe Ave, Unit 460, LA, 90021