Curator of All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party. "We have to be willing to be a little bit uncomfortable and that's hard to ask people to do. It’s a great privilege to curate a show or to edit a book. It’s a privilege that I occupy this space. And it’s also a responsibility."
Recipient of the first PAC·LA Contemporary Artist Grant, Heffernan worked in residency at the Huntington Library, where she applied her research-based practice to a rare book in the Huntington's collection. "I hope my consideration of The Huntington's copy of Anatomy will yield insights about this book that is a representation of bodies, and also a body itself.”
"On the one hand we'd love to see all such boundaries disappear, and on the other hand, we're also trying to see that the different concerns, interests, and histories of particular communities are somehow reflected in the landscape, and in the museums, institutions, and newspapers that represent this city on some level."
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a Getty-led collaboration between arts institutions across Southern California which explores Latin American and Latinx Art as it relates to Los Angeles. Exhibitions are happening at more than 70 institutions, so we made a list of our top ten must-sees. For a complete list visit pacificstandardtime.org.
Michael Dawson is a private dealer and appraiser specializing in rare books and fine art photography, including historical photographs of California and the Southwest. Michael has written widely on photography and has owned and operated his own gallery as well as the celebrated Dawson's Books Shop in Los Angeles–a business established by his grandfather in 1905.