“Book Club: Going Native” at Durden and Ray

Saturday, March 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1923 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles CA 90021


LA’s best bartender squirt-gunning a specially concocted cocktail into gallerygoers’ mouths. The high-pitched hum of anxiety rising to fill the room, only to crescendo and drop into a spiral of depression. Toys and art spilling from the walls to the floor.

This isn’t your ordinary book club. This is the “Book Club: Going Native” exhibition and performance at Durden and Ray March 25 and 26. Eighteen creatives — including a composer, an architect, a choreographer, a hair stylist, and more than a half-dozen visual artists — are producing work inspired by the book “Going Native.”

“We wanted to create a conversation between different creative communities in Los Angeles,” said Steven Wolkoff, the exhibition’s curator. “By working from the same starting point, a book, the artists in this show can build foundations for a broader creative community.”

Book Club: Going Native
Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 25
Final day: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26
Location: Durden and Ray, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Artists/Creatives: Toy designer Dave Bondi, visual artist Gavin Bunner, choreographer Ania Catherine, visual artist Dani Dodge, visual artist Tom Dunn, visual artist Jon Flack, visual artist Kio Griffith, visual artist Jenny Hager, sculptor Ben Jackel, bartender/mixologist Robin Jackson, actor/artist Kate Kelton, visual artist David Leapman, visual artist Constance Mallinson, visual artist Liza Ryan, hair stylist Traci Sakosits, composer Michael Webster, visual artist/curator Steven Wolkoff, architect and co-founder of the Pussyhat Project Jayna Zweimann

Image:
Name: David Leapman
Tittle: What we do when we do nothing is who we truly are
Year: 2017
Materials: Gold ink on black paper
Size: 21 3/4 x 30 inches


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One Response

  1. Steven Wolkoff
    Steven Wolkoff March 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm · Reply

    You do not need to have read the book to enjoy the show, but if you’re interested, the LA and Santa Monica libraries have it, and you can also order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc

    https://www.amazon.com/Going-Native-Stephen-Wright/dp/140007942X

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