Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and Ace/121 Gallery
Curated by Diane Williams

On view from July 19th through September 8th
Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12th from 2-5pm

Sergio Teran, Rear Window
Sergio Teran, Rear Window

The personal is political, a slogan used in the 1960’s by the student movement and 2nd wave feminism emphasizes the connections between personal experiences and socio-political structures. It can be argued that all art is political and Reimagining America addresses the myriad issues in times of personal, social and economic uncertainties. The show explores the way images can move us by constructing and changing our social reality.

What is the scope of art and how does it deal with everyday politics? Artists challenge the social quo, traditional boundaries, and question the dominant discourse. Aesthetics, structures, personal, private and public, all exist in the same socio-political spaces. This show is our interpretation of how we can reimagine America through art and active participation.

Selected Artists:

Mike McLain
Mike McLain, American Heritage (congenitally conjoined)

Erin Adams, Laura Brody, Lauren Mendelsohn Bass, Rick Dallago, Karen Duckles, Gwen Freeman, Jeanie Frias, Kathi Flood, Peter Hess, Sandy Huse, Cathy Immordino, Leah Knecht, Gina M., Randi Matushevitz, Mike McLain, Mike Mollett, Michael-René Prince, Samuelle Richardson, Kuniko Ruch, Sergio Teran, Amanda Thomas, Young Summers




Opening Reception:  Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 pm at the ACE/121 Gallery, 121 N Kenwood St, Glendale, CA 91206

(Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building, off the Louise St entrance to the YMCA.)

Exhibition Dates: July 19 – September 8, 2018
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am – 4pm and some Saturdays (dates TBA) and by appointment

Learn the Cyanotype photo process with Cathy Immordino: ACE/121 Gallery, Sunday, July 29 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM, 121 N. Kenwood, Glendale, California 91206

Draping with Laura Brody: ACE/121 Gallery, Sunday, August 19th from 1-2:30pm, 121 N. Kenwood, Glendale, California 91206

About the Ace/121 Gallery
The ACE/121 Gallery is a resident-run venue of an arts-focused affordable housing project for artists of all ages in Glendale, CA.

About Diane Williams
Diane Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and emerging curator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA degree from CSU, Long Beach in 2013. Her work has been featured in select publications and exhibited in solo shows including Beautiful Creatures at Cerritos College Gallery, INcongruence at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles