Casey Kauffmann,  PLUR St. Teresa and St. Lilo,  2017, charcoal on paper

Casey Kauffmann, PLUR St. Teresa and St. Lilo, 2017, charcoal on paper

American Fine Arts pt 1: life’s not fair and people don’t act right

Kenneth Curwood
Sebastian Gladstone
Stephanie Rose Guerrero
Casey Kauffmann
William Keihn
Kylen McMorran
Dustin Metz
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Ruben Rodriguez
Kira Shewfelt
Alakè Shilling
Corri-Lynn Tetz

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring light
and where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is dying that one is raised to eternal life.

“Prayer of St. Francis,” author unknown
first published in La Clochette, ed. Father Esther Bouquerel, 1912

BBQLA’s migrating exhibition series, american fine arts (afa), is touring the country throughout 2018. Starting at our home gallery in Los Angeles, afa will travel to various art spaces in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Miami. Part 1, life’s not fair and people don’t act right, opens in Los Angeles with the artists listed above. As the show moves to its next destination, the narrative progresses; part 2 enters a voice of unified discourse, and while the initial artworks from part 1 remain, new artists enter at this point ad infinitum, through the end of our story…

All of the artists in BBQLA’s afa represent an emerging faction of the art world. They are early in their careers and their practice speaks to their ambition and drive while depicting cultural viewpoints that establish an overall sentiment of what it means to be making art in this time and this place. We have met with and visited artists from disparate walks of life and compiled a group that not only represents the future of the art world, but critically speaks to the existence of our collective voice and the hopes and fears of what we experience.

On view through March 3, 2018.
Open Saturdays, 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

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BBQLA is a migrating installation conceived by Timo Fahler, Thomas Linder, and Adam Beris. BBQLA hosts creative programs in various locations based on a collective agreement and curated by either the BBQLA team or through collaborative efforts.