Event Calendar

The Artist's Voice

West Coast Vernacular

Mar 7, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Brenna Youngblood
    Buffalo Burger, 2012
    Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

  • Noah Davis
    Untitled, 2009
    Courtesy Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Sadie Barnette
    Untitled (Boom Box), 2012
    Courtesy the artist
    Photo: Adam Reich

Franklin Sirmans, Head Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art moderates a conversation with Fore artists Sadie Barnette, Noah Davis and Brenna Youngblood. Noah Davis creates a uniquely personal narrative in his psychologically charged paintings by sourcing imagery from found photographs, art history and autobiographical events. His works may reference racial, social or political issues, but always obliquely, depicting how these issues come to bear on our daily activities and inner lives. Sadie Barnette constructs a visual language system out of sub-culture codes and west coast vernacular, economic formalism, text and abstractions. Brenna Youngblood places figures into a narrative-driven landscape where subjectivity is implied, rather than exploited, in the architectural details and imagined horizons of her dystopic urban scenes.The conversation will focus on the artists' processes, participation in Fore, and the influence west coast culture has had on their work.   




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