L.A. Louver is pleased to present “SeenUNseen,” a group exhibition curated by Alison Saar. The ten featured artists seem to conjure their images from another plane, giving form to something heretofore unseen and immaterial. Artists include: JoJo Abot, Rina Banerjee, Vanessa German, Kathy Grove, Julia Haft-Candell, Keisha Scarville, Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Arthur Simms, and Alison Saar.  The exhibit remains on view through January 8, 2022.

Keisha Scarville, “Untitled #18” from Mama’s Clothes series (2017), archival inkjet print, 24 x 36 in

“SeenUNseen” builds its energy around the idea of Spirit Portraiture. The belief that spirits can be captured in visual form predates ancient history, but emerged forcefully around the turn of the 20th century with the advent of popular photography. This new medium ushered in manipulations of image that could “capture” spirits and evoke other phenomenal presences on film. Extending this idea into the present day, the artists gathered here are believers, agitators, healers, and mediums, channeling power and narrative from history, folklore, politics, and ancestral inheritance. They catch hold of something from the great beyond and bring it to life within their work, giving face to the intangible energies that infuse our world.

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On view: November 11 – January 8, 2022

What: “SeenUNseen” 
Where: LA Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310.822.4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com/