Suggested Reading

July 23, 2011 - September 24, 2011

Suggested Reading is an exhibition of visual art that is inspired by specific literary texts. It features the work of LA-based artists Marya Alford, Candice Lin, Jay Lizo, Catherine Lord, and Marco Rios. The exhibition considers how composition, research, and interpretation are shaped in both written texts and visual works of art.

The artists included have all been inspired by different kinds of writing, ranging from historical texts to poetry.

A limited-edition catalogue will accompany the show and will include writing by Sarah Balcomb, Teresa Carmody, Moyra Davey, Daniel Hockenson, Douglas Kearney, and Benjamin Weissman.

Catalogue release party/afternoon of readings
September 24, 2011
On this last day of the exhibition, enjoy the catalogue produced in conjunction with the show and join local writers as they share their textual responses to the work on view. This event will also highlight and promote local, independent publications and presses whose goal it is to explore the relationship between language and visual art.


Marya AlfordAlford creates a duet for piano based on the punctuation marks in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
Candice LinCandice Lin’s sculptural drawings respond to the fetishization and racialization of women miners from England that occur in Arthur Munby’s Victorian-era texts
Jay LizoJay Lizo creates a sculpture with animations that pay homage to the Lettrist art movement and Gabriel Pomerand’s poem Saint ghetto of the loans
Catherine LordCatherine Lord turns her attention and camera toward the simultaneously intimate and public dedications found in several influential queer books
Marco RiosMarco Rios channels his inner Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in sculptures and photographs that involve equal parts romance and horror.

Public Events

Suggested Reading: Performance

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Suggested Reading: Catalogue Release Party and Afternoon Of Readings

September 24, 2011
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