On Saturday, January 24, CHG Circa presents “Freaks and Americana” a group show that explores Big Top culture. Thematically, circus and carnival folk are part of alternative “outsider” cultures that beg the curiosity of the viewer and ignite the imagination. The circus is something that people “run away to join”, escaping the confines of a traditional lifestyle, or finding solace in an odd, heightened reality. It’s this fantasy that we hope to investigate, utilizing the diverse styles of our multi-talented artists, inviting bold imagery of a culture that is unfamiliar to most of us. This inspired theme will result in a significant group exhibition for LA’s winter art season.
The opening reception for “Freaks and Americana” will be hosted on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 7-10pm at CHG Circa. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition is on view through February 7, 2015.
ANNIE OWENS * BEAU STANTON * BILLY NORRBY * BRANDI MILNE * BUMBLEBEELOVESYOU * CARLOS RAMOS * COLIN CHRISTIAN * DAVID STOUPAKIS * EINE * ERIC JOYNER * HUEMAN * JOHN WENTZ * MELISSA FORMAN * MICHAEL HUSSAR * MICHAEL MARARIAN * NOUAR * RON ENGLISH * SAS CHRISTIAN * SHAG (JOSH AGLE) * SYLVIA JI * TOM BAGSHAW * YOSUKE UENO * CAROL LIU * NICOMI NIX TURNER * LUKE CHUEH * SARAH FOLKMAN * SELENA WONG * JASMINE BECKET-GRIFFITH * STEPHEN IBBOT * GREG GOSSEL
JASMINE BECKET GRIFFITH