On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Jeffrey Deitch hosted an opening art party for three new exhibitions: Faith Ringgold A Survey, Judith F. Baca’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles and No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Karon Davis. The exhibitions will remain on view at the 925 North Orange Drive gallery through August 12, 2023.

Faith Ringgold
This is the celebrated artist’s first survey exhibition in Los Angeles. Realized in close collaboration with ACA Galleries, the overview features artwork from the 1960s to the present demonstrating her career-spanning commitment to social justice and equity through a variety of media including oil paintings, tankas, soft sculptures, story quilts and prints. The artworks in the exhibition weave together autobiographic details, fictional accounts and historic events into ambitious narratives that speak to universal truths of the human condition.

Judith F. Baca
Over the course of six blistering summers starting in the late 1970s, Judith F. Baca recruited a small team of artists and over four hundred at-risk youth to create the most significant public art monument of her native city, The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Stretching along the walls of the Tujunga Wash, the landmark mural is a half mile-long celebration of the multi-cultural history of California from the prehistoric era through the 1950s.

Karon Davis
Bobby Seale, bound and gagged in a Chicago courtroom, is one of the most searing images in American history. There were no photographs of this shocking episode during the trial of the Chicago 8 in October 1969, only artists’ sketches. This has made the image even more resonant as we conflate the sketches and subsequent actors’ portrayals in our visual memory. The image of Bobby Seale, physically restrained but defiant, refusing to submit to the judge, has haunted the artist Karon Davis for many years. It became especially provocative during the past years’ incidents of police violence.

On view: May 20, 2023 – August 12, 2023

What: New Exhibitions
Where: Jeffrey Deitch, 925 North Orange Drive, LA
Website: http://deitch.com