Art Engaging Gangs
June 6 – July 27, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm



Curated by Holly Crawford

Participating Artists:
Erik Bergrin, Mark Dillon, Jasmine Johnson, Nadin Ospina, Joseph Rodriguez, Maayke Schurer, Robert Taub, Zefrey Throwell and Paula Roush’s archive of photographic collections by Rachel Johnson, Tim Body, Robbie Sweeny, Lee Slaymaker, MJ Gumayagay, Richard Harris, Christopher Kamper, Richard Johnson, Natalie Cheung, Karel Polt, Dana Mendonca, Charlotte Miceli, and Rich Harley.

A group exhibition of artists who have engaged with gangs in different ways. This art is the flip side of Norman Rockwell’s middle-class American paintings of Thanksgiving gatherings or getting immunized, a shot, from the doctor to protect you from unseen danger. This is a different kind of danger: the danger of poverty, lack of work and opportunity. The work reflects and documents the violence and death that surround the lives of the gang members and the victims.

  Review in Artribune

See Joseph Rodriguez Interviewed in the New York Times about his work with L.A. Gangs

  Catalog Available for Purchase!