Vielmetter Los Angeles presents “Strange Fruit,” the gallery’s second solo exhibition with Genevieve Gaignard which opened on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The exhibition runs through May 7, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Genevieve Gaignard, “Strange Fruit” courtesy of Vielmetter Los Angeles, and the artist

With “Strange Fruit,” Genevieve Gaignard opens a door to haunting nostalgia of America’s relationship to racial violence. This exhibition marks her most extensive and provocative body of work to date, focusing on historical and modern-day acts of lynching. The title, borrowed from Billie Holiday’s iconic song, interfaces a range of unapologetic commentary on the American psyche, simulating its inseparable tie to the horrors visited upon black people. This work emerges against history’s recent spate of calls for racial justice and draws attention to this country’s racial progress—or lack thereof. Strange Fruit asks: Do you only want to see what you believe?

On view: March 19 – May 7, 2022

What: “Strange Fruit,” Genevieve Gaignard
Where: Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021   

Phone: 1 213 623 3280