18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) hosted an opening art party and celebration along with an art talk for “Dear Future,” by Ranu Mukherjee on October 8, 2022. Not to worry if you missed the opening, the exhibition will remain on view through March 4, 2023.

Artwork by Ranu Mukherjee

“Dear Future,” Ranu Mukherjee’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles features a multiple channel hybrid film and a selection of mixed-media paintings informed by ruptures and imaginary forests. Mukherjee contemplates forests as sites of survival, biodiversity, non-human agency, indigenous struggle, and interspecies communication. In her speculative process, an emergent urban forest connects visions of an ecological future with histories of colonization and the lush internal spaces of longing, desire, and the imagination.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm. Masks are required at all times. Walk ins are welcome.

On view: September 6, 2022 – March 4, 2023

What: “Dear Future,” Ranu Mukherjee
Where: 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus), 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica,  90405
Website: https://18thstreet.org/