Contact: Kathy Gallegos, 323 258 1435
Gallery Director, Ave 50 Studio
Sandy Rodriguez, 310 3974102
Please, Please, Please Don’t Go
A Day of the Dead Exhibition dedicated to “The Godfather of Soul”
Oct 13 – November 18, 2007
Opening Reception: Oct 13, 2007 7-11pm
Day of the Dead Altars, Installations, Shoes and Hot Pants
The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present a Dia De los Muertos exhibition dedicated to James Brown curated by Sandy Rodriguez entitled “Please, Please, Please Don’t Go”. The exhibit will consist of altars, video, audio and installations by Yriena Cervantes, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Dj Diablo, Mondo Diaz, Derrick Maddox and Sandy Rodriguez.
Shoe and Hot Pants for the departed have been created by artists: Abel Alejandre, Albert Reyes, Alessandro Thompson, Ann Lambert, Anne Martens, Armando H. Torres, Plume by Asha, Cosmo Segurson, Damon Shindler, Elissa Calvillo, Flora Ito, Francisco Javier Iribarren, Gilbert MagÃº Lujan, John Beddel, Lisa Case, Megumi Nakai, Natalie Macias, Niel S. Poziuna and Aaron Accord, Pat Gomez, Peter Carrillo, Quincy Young, Rainbow Underhill, Rebeka Rodriguez, Richard S. Duardo, Scott Winterrowd, Sean Daly, Shizu Saldamando, Sophia Allison, Victoria Delgadillo from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and Paris.
Invited artists are creating shoes and hot pants as offerings to the dead who have influenced their lives. The souls of the departed will be guided to Highland Park by the smell of pungent marigolds and the offerings. The muertos will pass through the celestial windows to inhabit their offerings in the land of the living. The dead will then join in the dance party/ celebration. The shoes and hot pants will be for sale for collectors and fashionistas just in time for this year’s Dia De los Muertos celebrations.