Scott Albrecht, Ramsey Dau, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Guerilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Chad Kouri, Nathaniel Russell, Betty Tomkins, Wayne White
Faction Art Projects 14th September – 6th October
Curated in collaboration between Subliminal Projects in East Los Angeles, and newly established FACTION Art Projects in Harlem, New York City. Visual Language is a bi-coastal group exhibition investigating various approaches to the use of words and images in art and Western Culture.
Visual Language examines the integration of word and image into art, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.
The exhibition will run in simultaneously at Subliminal Projects and Faction Art Projects. The tone of the works gathered in Visual Language reﬂects each artist’s diversity, ranging from political, ironic, poetic, typographic, and abstract. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert, offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
ABOUT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS
Subliminal, was originally created by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin as an artist collective in 1995. The group played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world, showcasing artists such as Phil Frost, Thomas Campbell, Mike Mills, Dave Aaron, and Mark Gonzales.
Amanda and Shepard Fairey continued to host and curate exhibitions that featured artists such as Ryan McGinness, HunterGatherer, David Ellis, Doze Green, Aesthetic Apparatus, Space Invader, Jim Houser and Andrew Jeffery Wright. In 2003, the SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS gallery was officially opened in the Los Angeles offices of Studio Number One. The scope of the gallery remained true to its roots while embracing new forms of graphic art, illustration, photography and time-based media.
Now located in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, Subliminal Projects continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation. The perennial schedule includes art exhibitions by established and emerging artists, as well as a lecture series, workshops and artist publications.
ABOUT FACTION ART PROJECTS