Band of Vices celebrated two new exhibitions at both of its locations on June 4, 2022. You still have time to catch these exhibitions – see below for different run dates for each location. Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
“THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP,” by contemporary artist, Rebecca Niederlander will debut at BOV’s Sacred House (5351 West Adams Blvd., LA, 90016). The solo exhibition is an exploration of the communities of the different, of those we chose to exile, those we chose to embrace, and those we chose to enter into.
In many belief systems there is a single entity, often saddled with having been disobedient to a God, that holds the supposed forces of evil. This na’er-do-well, by virtue of their straying off the dictated majority path, is exiled and creates their own domain with all the others who have also chosen differently. Los Angeles is filled with such emigrés that left behind a life, we are all those that choose a different path.
This exhibition will remain on view through July 2, 2022
“ENIGMA,” opening at the Band of Vices’ coLAB (5376 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016), is Dakarai Akil’s first solo show with Band of Vices, curated by IV Gallery’s Elliot Clarke.
Inspired by conversations Akil had with his mother, Dakarai explores the concept of existing without the necessity of explanation. “For this show, I opened up about giving very little to no thought into my creative process but instead pulling from feelings that would cause my best work to be essentially void of any explanation. These works are a form of nonverbal communication. Being naturally guided solely by feeling with each cut that goes into a completed collage. It is impossible to prescribe meaning to most of my hand-crafted work due to its nature.”
“ENIGMA” will run through June 26, 2022
What: New Exhibitions at both galleries
Where: Band of Vices – Sacred House, 5351 West Adams Blvd., LA 90016; Band of Vices’ coLAB, 5376 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016