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  • Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90049 United States (map)

Interdisciplinary artist Ken Gonzales-Day examines the mural landscape of LA—from East LA to Venice Beach, from Pacoima to South LA. Featuring over 140 photographs, Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark‐Making in LA considers what the city’s walls reveal about its diverse communities. Recording Los Angeles’s unique visual identity and the diversity of its population, Surface Tension asks: What is a mural? Who speaks, and who decides what counts as art?

Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles at more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California. PAC/LA is a significant sponsor of this exhibition.

Following our talk with Ken, there will be a brief talk devoted to the Anita Brenner exhibit, Another Promised Land, also a part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Note that there is a 30 guest limit for this special event.