Gusmano Cesaretti: “ALONE IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS”
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
June 24, 2023 - August 12, 2023
“Guardi il mondo con occhi innocenti e tutto è divino.” Fellini. Look at the world with innocent eyes and everything is divine.
Show consists of over 60 photos from his various series, shot in the last 50 years, including original prints developed in the 1970’s from his “Klique” series, “Street Writers”, “Folsom Prison”, and “Maria Sabina”.
OPENING RECEPTION: ADORNMENT/ARTIFACT
JANUARY 28, 2023
Join us SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023 as we welcome photographer Lorena Endara to the “ADORNMENT • ARTIFACT” Group Show at Eastern Projects. You can preview a few works for her upcoming SOLO SHOW this spring with the gallery.
It’s also our favorite time of the year, CHINATOWN celebrates its CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL, starting with the 124th Annual “Golden Dragon Parade”! With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.
PARADE BEGINS AT 1pm
OPENING RECEPTION: ADORNMENT/ARTIFACT
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19,2022
Join us this Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6-9pm fro the Opening Reception of:AdornmentArtifact
ON VIEW November 19, 2022- March 5, 2023
ADORNMENT ARTIFACT is a five-site experience across Los Angeles that highlights contemporary aesthetics as a living part of Nubian heritage. Conceived as community-based engagement bridging past, present and future, ADORNMENT ARTIFACT centers Nubia, in all its complexity, at the epicenter of global cultural production.
ADORNMENT ARTIFACT refuses the separation of antiquities and the present, the division of ethnic groups into exclusive categories and the ownership of cultural ideas and imagery by the sanctioned few. The impulses that Nubian makers shape into visual language are expressed across time and place in the multiple ways featured artists create and affirm making that elevates awareness, inspires literacy and transforms exposure to memories, histories and new narratives. These liberatory moments enable marginalized communities to define and reclaim our own identities and our own values.
The Transformative Arts team, our artists and our collaborators are committed to ensuring that the arts remain in our neighborhoods for our greatest good. We invite you to return again and again and visit our sister sites across the city to connect and collaborate with people and stories that share the legacy of Nubia’s rich traditions
The ancient heart beats in us…
EVERYTHING IS FINE KEEP SWIPING
10.01-11.05-22 | OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY OCT. 1ST 5-10PM
*A hybrid show comprised of a selection of past works from “Everything is Fine Keep Swiping / How to Cage a Wagging Tail” (2021) and a preview of new works under the title “Everything is Fine Keep Swiping / A(MEN)” (2022)
STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST:
Dear God (or to whom it may concern),
Please free us from our expectations, archaic masculine roles, attributes and behaviors constructed by history, society and politics. Rid our world of toxic masculinity and replace it with a new way of being — a way of love, tolerance, sensitivity and compassion as we transition away from the patriarchy and into gender equality. Grant us strength as we unlearn and welcome these new ideologies so we can evolve together in peace and harmony. Grant us courage as we overthrow the antiquated powers that be and bear witness to when the cowboys cry. “I am not my father”, yet a piece of him remains within me, which I try to improve daily. So I am my father, albeit a mere reflection of him, but that’s not all I am. I am also my mother, my sister, my brother, my partner and my friend. She, her, he, him, they, them.
Davey Leavitt aka Davey Detail (born 1983) is an American artist and designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Davey’s work is often expressed conceptually, within the context of cultural narratives, duality and the human condition. His process explores the relationship between graphic design and fine art, with careful consideration for material, form and aesthetics. Davey’s practice is multidisciplinary and involves painting, sculpture, installation, screen printing, graphic design, fashion design, furniture design and spatial design. He is most notable for his former role as co-founder and creative director for the artist collective known as CYRCLE. (2010-2020).
Davey’s murals with CYRCLE. can be seen around the world in public spaces, upscale restaurants and boutique hotels. His fine artworks have been included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Museum of Contemporary Art Puerto Rico, as well as in the private collections of notable figures such as Shepard Fairey, Ari Emanuel and Sean Combs. While working with CYRCLE., Davey collaborated with artists and brands including, HBO, Reebok, Uber, Audi, Pharrell and TED Prize winner- JR, amongst others.
Eastern Projects | 900 N Broadway #1090 - Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm