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Felix F. Quintana at The Ramp Gallery

Los Angeles Blueprints In his newest body of work, Felix F. Quintana highlights the often-unseen working-class individuals that navigate through Los Angeles. He creates Los Angeles Blueprints at the root of photography and drawing, employing the cyanotype photographic printing process to create an emotional blueprint of the Angeleno, working-class, and migrant experience. Each print is hand-scribed with a velocity of line movement, revealing diverse layers of place, identity, and self within the LA urban landscape. Quintana [...]

2020-09-24T17:11:24-07:00September 24, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

Natalee Decker at The Ramp Gallery

SOMArts is honored to showcase Natalee Decker's work in The Ramp Gallery in conjunction with our 40th Anniversary programming. Natalee was a SOMArts General Technician and Building Manager from 2014–2016.  The Texture of Over–Bleached Linens Natalee Decker’s work attempts to challenge perceptions of disability, intent on creating more space for beauty, empathy, and normalcy. Passionate about care work, she hopes that by sharing her personal experience with disability, she can encourage the development of infrastructural support [...]

2020-10-09T12:43:45-07:00July 9, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

KaliMa Amilak at The Ramp Gallery

SOLAR//SATURN KaliMa is an artist interested in the history and culture of Brooklyn. They explore and capture the essence of women and Black queer bodies. In this personal series, SOLAR//RETURN, they show a compilation of photos taken the week of their birthday transitioning from 29 to 30 years old. Their process to photography is inspired by quotes and personal experience. This series explores the concept of a shifting black queer fat body and conceptualizes the visual [...]

2020-10-09T12:24:15-07:00May 7, 2019|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

Vasudhaa Narayanan at The Ramp Gallery

Kutty - The Youngest One My grandparents are from Madurai, a small temple town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Having migrated to Nigeria when I was 3, I visited them in the summers and occasional winters, always dreading the harsh heat, my grandparents' company and their Tamilian identity - their rituals, prayers, festivals, and habits embarrassed me. I rejected them as an attempt to present myself as a modern cosmopolitan city child. Now as [...]

Radar Productions at The Ramp Gallery

THE BATHROOM LINE invites local QTPOC artists Kelly Lovemonster, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/ Faluda Islam, Xandra Ibarra, and Marcela Pardo Ariza in a conversation around intimacy, ritual, and public/private space. The exhibition, curated by Juliana Delgado Lopera is a series of visual and text pieces installed at SOMArts from November 20, 2018 to December 15, 2018. As queer people, we know that the bathroom is more than a place for bathing and hygiene. It’s where drag queens put [...]

2020-09-24T18:17:51-07:00November 20, 2018|Categories: , |Tags: , |
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