THREE EXHIBITIONS AT RUBELL MUSEUM
Rubell Museum is presenting three exhibitions: Basil Kincaid: Spirit in the Gift; Alejandro Piñeiro Bello; and Singular Views: Los Angeles.
Basil Kincaid: Spirit in the Gift
The post-disciplinary practice of Basil Kincaid, a St. Louis-born artist who splits their time between the U.S. and Africa, examines relationships between ancestry, place, and the contemporary constructed self. Throughout their work, Kincaid incorporates quilting, collaging, photography, installation, performance, and the use of found materials.
Alejandro Piñeiro Bello
Havana-born, Miami-based artist Piñeiro Bello focuses his practice on the Caribbean diaspora, Cuba, and the surrounding island nations’ cultural identities, imagery, and history. He paints the sociocultural mystic splendor of the Caribbean’s culture using traditional materials, such as oil on raw linen or burlap, and works with a strong color palette to create images that capture the region’s fecundity.
Singular Views: Los Angeles
Los Angeles artists have always been a cornerstone of the Rubell Museum and in 2006 the group exhibition Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection explored the cross-generational influences of 36 artists working between the 1980s and mid-2000s.
This exhibition, Singular Views: Los Angeles, reflects the Rubells’ continued commitment, 17 years later, to discovering and sharing new art created in this multifaceted city. Singular Views focuses on 16 artists—working across painting, sculpture, and video—who mine the psychological, emotional, and imagined spaces that compose Los Angeles, creating their own contemporary archaeology and cultural anthropology. Many of the artists utilize physical backdrops that reference storefronts, automobiles, graffiti-laden facades, and human flesh. The remnants of a post-industrial age mixed with highly personalized motifs characterize these works.
The artworks reflect and deflect personal connections, traditions, and concerns of a culture unique to Los Angeles while recognizing origins from afar. These artists open our eyes to a new understanding of life in the diversely complex landscape that is Los Angeles.
Participating artists: Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Mario Ayala, Danie Cansino, Nehemiah Cisneros, Karon Davis, Noah Davis, Sharif Farrag, Sayre Gomez, Alfonso Gonzalez Jr., Trulee Hall, Lauren Halsey, Thomas Houseago, Savannah Claudia Levin, Patrick Martinez and Devin Reynolds.