Artists Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman will be in conversation following a screening of the award-winning short film “Los Olvidados,” which was directed by Feldman. Spanish for “the forgotten,” “Los Olvidados” tells the story of Gomez’s artistic process, and follows him as he installs a site-specific work deep in the Sonoran Desert to make a powerful statement on immigration. Gomez has risen to prominence through art that addresses immigration, and makes visible the “invisible” labor forces that keep Los Angeles and other locations across America running. The event, at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers (625 N. San Vicente Blvd., 90069), is free; RSVPs are requested: http://bit.ly/wehoartiststalk1115
The artists talk and screening are in conjunction with the exhibition “In West Hollywood” – featuring works by Gomez and Feldman – presented by the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program in association with the Charlie James Gallery. It is on view at the West Hollywood Library through March 15, 2018. “In West Hollywood” is also part of “WeHo Artes,” special thematic programming celebrating the Getty Foundation Initiative “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” (www.weho.org/wehoartes).
Photo of Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman by Tony Coehlo