Ongoing Exhibit: Prince at the Forum @ Beacon Arts Building

Straight No Chaser by Scott Grieger

Catch it before it’s gone. Beacon Arts Building’s interdisciplinary exhibit, “Prince at the Forum” will be closing May 6.

Works in mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance focus on the juxtaposition of the Forum in Inglewood and the Beacon Arts Building.

“Prince at the Forum utilizes the potential for slippage of meaning in the exhibition’s title to allow for a pluralistic voice from an array of artists working in different media, modes and concepts. In developing the exhibition, the organizers considered the ancient Roman forum, the complex social histories of The Great Western Forum, and the definition of “beacon” as something that has potential to both summon and warn off.”

The show is the collaboration of Jesse Benson and Steven Bankhead, two Los Angeles artists who met, appropriately, at Otis. “…the exhibition’s title gives way to the exploration of a broad range of dualistic themes such as site/nonsite, past/present, power/weakness, chastity/desire, and vulgarity/taste.”  Featured artists include Scott Grieger, Joe Sola, Amanda Ross-Ho, Aline Bouvy and John Gillis, Joshua Nathanson, Fiona Connor, Clunie Reid, and Liat Yossifor.

The exhibition closes Sunday, May 6, 1:00 – 4:00pm with organizers Steven Bankhead and Jesse Benson in attendance. Beacon Arts is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302. Regular gallery hours are from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Thursday through Saturday, Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm. For additional information or photos, please call director Renée Fox at 310-621-5416.

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