About the Book
Los Angeles is the land of the self-obsessed and superficial. This is the common and not (completely) untrue, stereotype of LA. With consistently good weather and a wide variety of landscapes, culture and people, the unique and sprawling metropolis has a lot to offer. As the result of its distinct and conceited character, self-referentiality is common. The phrase, “that’s so LA,” is ubiquitous. But what is LA? Is it the city, the suburb, the freeway, the beach, the people, The Industry? Everyone has a different conception of the city and its network of microneighborhoods and vast geography. Whether they’re exploiting the novelties or embracing the mundane, the artists included in this group exhibition have a variety of interpretations of the physical and psychological space of LA.
Artists Included: Rachel Bank, Clay Dean, Jay Erker, Aaron Giesel, Alia Malley, Liz Nurenberg
In conjunction with the Foundation for Art Resources and guest curated by Melinda Brocka.
The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents rotating exhibitions highlighting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. A special emphasis is placed on works that confront challenging and pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. In support of exhibitions, the Cerritos College Art Gallery also regularly hosts workshops, lectures, and performances.