Y.Z. Kami, Endless Prayers IX, 2015, © Y.Z. Kami, photography by Rob McKeever, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

This Weekend at LACMA

March 17, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend at LACMA, welcome two new exhibitions and bid farewell to two others.

Opening on Saturday, Labor and Photography explores a special selection of 14 photographs from LACMA’s permanent collection, organized around questions of labor and representation: what does work look like? What does a worker look like? How do class, gender, and race influence the way we view work or the way we value workers?

On Sunday, discover one of the most important galleries of the postwar period and its dealer and patron, Virginia Dwan, in Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971. Explore the history of the avant-garde gallery through works by a wide range of artists including Edward Kienholz, Yves Klein, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Walk through Toba Khedoori and Y.Z. Kami: Endless Prayers one last time before the exhibitions leave on Sunday.

Los Angeles-based artist Toba Khedoori creates hyper-detailed architectural paintings that celebrate the silent and slow process of working by hand. Immerse yourself in her early large-scale explorations on paper where familiar objects like doors, clouds, and houses take form through intimate perspectives.

Discover the work of New York-based, Iranian-born Y.Z. Kami, which reflects the theme of endless prayers. Prayer, an act both physical and transcendent, is grounded in the world of time and space but sustained by the perception of something that exists beyond embodied reality. Find yourself in a state more easily felt than seen.

Bring your kids over to the Boone Children’s Gallery for a free, creative space where visitors will learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists.