The City of South Gate and Open Walls, a South Gate based art studio, are pleased to announce the launch of Living Room: In Between Realms, an online-only exhibition that brings together dozens of community submissions for Day of the Dead.
The exhibit is the result of a “Call to Community” a grass-roots effort that aimed to collect the histories of all people that lived and currently live in the communities of Southeast Los Angeles (SELA). Day of the Dead is a multi-day celebration in the beginning of November, most notably celebrated in regions of Mexico where people come together to remember their loved ones. In some regions, the festivities include parades, music, and the creation of altars with photographs, candles, foods, and water for the dead. Residents were encouraged to submit photographs of objects, people, artworks, and writing that conveyed their memories. The project, fueled by the events that have transgressed during 2020, is an homage to those who have passed and a celebration of their contributions which have undoubtedly shaped the lives of those who currently live in these neighborhoods.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibit a virtual vigil was held on Monday, November 2nd. A video (see link above) displaying all submissions was projected on the back of the Girls Club House in South Gate Park.
Ajna Blu | Alba Castro | Albert Orozco | Alicia M Rodriguez | Amalia Soto | Billy Montenegro | Blanca Estrella Ibarra | Budding Artists | Celestina Rodriguez | Daisy Prieto | Dakota McMahand | David Gonzalez | David Hernandez | Diana Ocegueda | Diana Suarez | Diane Mercer Abney | Dianne Guevara | Edlin Lopez | Elizabeth Uribe | Eric Eztli | Esteban Cons | Evamaria Gomez | Evelyn Bautista | Gary Alvarez Castañeda | Hector “Tetris” Arias | Ina Buckner-Barnette | Jaden Gutierrez | Jesus Girarte | Jocelyn Jimenez | Jonathan Perez | Kathy Gaytan | Katie McGuire | Larissa Nickel | Latinas Art Foundation | Leonard Brown | Leopoldo Peña | Leslie Consuegra | Leslie Valencia "The Painting Priestess" | Leticia Lopez | Linda Parsonson | Lourdes Pérez Briseño | Luz Flores | Magda | Maria Phipps | Marlene Cortez | Martha Lozano | Matthew Carranza | Migdalia Zarate | Odalys Nanin | Oscar Ayotzintli | Paloma Montoya | Sandra Quillen-Woody | Sebastian | Stephen Lowe | Taylor Moon | Theresa Gonzalez | Toria Maldonado | Veronica Chavarria | Victoria Valdez | Vincent Phung | Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna | Xochitl Palomera | Yesenia Reyes | Yodit Glaze