Opening Day Hours: September 17, 2022, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Chloë Bass | #sky #nofilter: Hindsight for a Future America is a photography, text-based, performance art, and public sculpture project by conceptual artist Chloë Bass. It culminates the artist’s ongoing project, #sky #nofilter, for which she captured images of cloudless blue skies in an effort to mark time in the lead up to the 2016 US Presidential Election. Bass then coupled the images with personal and political writings that she shared on Instagram over the course of a year.
For this presentation, Bass has conceived a newly commissioned public sculpture in South Los Angeles that features sixteen blue glass panels adapted from the original #sky #nofilter photographs. Together they form a participatory annalematic sundial, where the viewer’s body functions as the shadow-casting element that determines the time of day. Each sundial panel is engraved with text drawn from Bass’s original #sky #nofilter writings that will cast its own shadow and offer a linguistic point of reflection. In advance of the public art installation, which will debut late fall, Bass will exhibit a series of works on paper, glass studies, and video at Art + Practice in Leimert Park.
Chloë Bass | #sky #nofilter: Hindsight for a Future America is curated by Taylor Renee Aldridge, Visual Arts Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM). The exhibition is co-presented by CAAM and A+P. The public art sculpture is commissioned by CAAM, with the support of Teiger Foundation. CAAM at A+P is a five-year collaboration.