Public Programs

Public programs include individual artist talks, panels, short film screenings, and exhibition walkthroughs. Programs are organized to coincide with museum-curated exhibitions on view at Art + Practice.

upcoming

December 12, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Artist Talk: Kenturah Davis

Join Art + Practice for an artist talk with Los Angeles, New Haven and Accra (Ghana)based artist Kenturah Davis. Through a multidisciplinary practice that includes drawings, textiles, sculpture and performances, Davis’ work uses text as a point of departure, exploring the fundamental role that language has in shaping human understanding. At A+P, Davis will discuss how her recent work has been influenced by thinking about ways of “seeing in the dark.” manifesting in text based drawings that are intentionally blurry and objects whose qualities are veiled in mystery to highlight an awareness of things at the edge of our perception.

January 8, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Artist Talk: Diedrick Brackens

Join Art + Practice for a talk with Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens. Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) will discuss his practice of handweaving textiles to explore themes of Black and queer identity, and American history. Brackens will also describe his process of making his weavings and the techniques used—drawing from West African weaving, quilting from the American South, and the art of European-tapestry making—to create abstract and figurative works.

January 23, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Artist Talk: Lava Thomas

Join Art + Practice for an artist talk with Los Angeles-native artist Lava Thomas. Through a multidisciplinary practice that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation, Thomas’s work considers notions of visibility, empowerment, and healing in the face of erasure, oppression, and trauma. At A+P, Thomas will discuss recent and new works that explore portraiture and memorialization through a black feminist lens.