Iris Project presents a group show titled “IN PERSON” at the gallery. It opened on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and will be up thru August (weekends ONLY) Call the gallery for an appointment. This is the first art show to open (IN PERSON) since the pandemic arrived, and it serves a dual purpose to bring the community together during these sensitive times. indoor visitors will be limited with social distancing enforced. Prior to attending, please read the note from the gallery below. Call the gallery to make an appointment on the weekend ONLY.
“IN PERSON” features the art of Don Bachardy, Glenn Brown,Glenn Ligon, Helmut Newton, John Altoon, Karen Kuehn, Ken O’Connor, Khari Turner, Marina Abramovic, Salomon Huerta, Till Freiwald, and William Coupon.
Iris Project stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters as we mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other victims of police brutality. We are here to listen, learn, and amplify Black voices. We cannot do this behind closed doors, this discussion must happen in full view, and so we reopen with a glimmer of hope: to commit to diligently dismantling systems of racism and white supremacy within our society, our institutions, and our hearts and minds. Words of unity and peace are unspeakable until there is something new to see, until every individual is activated, until material conditions are reversed, until justice is served, until equity is a visceral and lived experience. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain, that we may reclaim our minds and our essential dignity. We offer this show, In Person, as a place to gather as a community, to hold space for grief in the face of loss, honoring the resiliency and courage of those doing the work to protect and uplift Black lives.
We would love to see you amidst the portraits on display, but please wear face coverings when in the gallery. Indoor visitors will be limited in number, so please enjoy our outdoor sculpture garden while waiting. Iris Project will follow state and local guidelines for regular cleaning and safety protocols. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant are available at all times. If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please reach out directly. Private viewings by appointment are encouraged.
On view: August 2020
What: Art Opening
Where: 953 Amoroso Place, Venice, CA, 90291