Downtown, in the Bendix Building…On May 7, 2022, Track 16 hosts an exhibition walkthrough followed by a closing reception for “Los Angeles and Her Surroundings, and other works” by Sandow Birk. The event begins at 6pm – RSVP to email@example.com to attend. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
Sandow Birk’s new exhibition, “Los Angeles and Her Surroundings, and other works” explores the metropolis and her sprawl, glimpsing overlooked poignant moments of resilience, and staring aghast at the chosen hostility of our built environment. His 40 drawings update the orange crate art and railroad advertisements that once attracted Americans to the burgeoning city, supplanting edenic groves and orchards with moribund concrete. As “Hollywood Sign” announces, we are gazing at Los Angeles from its inverse angle. The vaseline has worn off the lens just enough to reveal that the American Century is past its prime, the American Dream is on the cutting room floor, and suggests the production itself was a fever dream sequence of our own narcotic direction.
On view: March 26, 2022 – May 7, 2022
What: “Los Angeles and Her Surroundings, and other works,” Sandow Birk
Where: Track 16 Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave, Suite 1005, LA, 90015
When: May 7, 2022, 6:00pm