Hang in They’re
Los Angeles State Historic State Park
1245 Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
June 5, 2021 12-5PM
Hang in They’re is a 15-person group exhibition of exclusively suspended works, organized by Julia Leonard and Perwana Nazif. This exhibition considers works that suspend—or float—and trouble normative considerations and displays of artworks. The works, exclusive to the exhibition, demonstrate each artist exploring outside of the boundaries they have established for themselves in art–making, just as suspension does in regards to the physical laws of the universe: push/pull, resist/float, fixed/moving, serious/playful, weighted/weightlessness. Ultimately, the show addresses how we can grapple with serious ideas and situations and yet remain buoyant, without escapism.
Iterative in its very nature, Hang in They’re also calls attention to re/decontextualization of exhibition and art-making within the context(s) of Los Angeles and in community-building with this particular group of Los Angeles-based and likeminded artists. The one-day outdoor event, held at the Los Angeles State Historic State Park, will be followed with future indoor installations of the show. The health and safety of all visitors are our top priority and media of the works will be made available online.
Aaron Elvis Jupin
Ann Greene Kelly
Special performance by Pacoima Techno.
Hang In They’re Map by Julia Leonard
LAND’s 2021 exhibitions are made possible with support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, the Poncher Family Foundation, Brenda Potter, and LAND’s Nomadic Council.
Special thanks to the Los Angeles State Historic Park, especially Helen Boek and Stephanie Campbell.