June 23 - July 7, 2018
Leonardo Bravo and Big City Forum
Presented “Radiant”, an exhibition that celebrated the Summer Solstice, how we honor the light, our connection to the earth, the sun, and to each other. Through the various methods, approaches, strategies, and sensibilities embodied in each artists’ works, they spoke to the ways in which the arts can deeply connect to the context in which it is created, stimulating ideas, reflection, and meaning-making. The artists in the exhibition functioned as our conscience, our innovators, our healers, our chance takers and activists reminding us of the transformative power of the arts. In both direct and oblique ways their works presented the emergence of potentiality, of new forms, of a space in which the individual and the collective have the power to nurture and sustain putting new imaginaries into the world. The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival which highlighted the richness and diversity of arts in South Los Angeles and their commitment to foster and amplify creativity, connection, and inclusion within this community of Los Angeles.
Sharon Barnes, Spencer Carmona, Enrique Castrejon, Claire Colette, Sam Comen, Yasmine Diaz, Sid M. Dueñas, Rachel Duvall, Catherine Fairbanks, Helen Rebekah Garber, Daniel Gibson, Rhiannon Griego, Rema Ghuloum, Maria Guzman Capron, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia,, Thomas Linder, Jacob Melchi, Stephen Neidich, Devon Oder, Chinwe Okona, Ruby Osorio, Lydia Maria Pfeffer, Hannah Plotke , Debra Scacco, Jessica Simmons, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Cammie Staros, Christine Wang, and Iris Yirei Hu.