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Deanna Lawson: Planes and Meret Oppenheim and Friends

  • The Underground Museum 3508 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States (map)

Join us for a special exhibition tour of Deanna Lawson: Planes. Following the walkthrough we will then move to nearby gallery Karma International to view their exhibition Meret Oppenheim and Friends: Cadavre Exquis. 

Lawson makes portraits of black people in “South Carolina, Swaziland, Jamaica, and Soweto, South Africa; as well as around the artist’s own Brooklyn neighborhood.” But she does more than that. She confronts viewers with a complex, densely layered, multifaceted vision of black identity, as embodied by strangers and neighbors alike, with whom she has established an intense rapport, however brief.

Meret Elisabeth Oppenheim (6 October 1913 – 15 November 1985) was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist and photographer. Oppenheim was a member of the Surrealist movement along with André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, and other writers and visual artists. Besides creating art objects, Oppenheim also famously appeared as a model for photographs by Man Ray, most notably a series of nude shots of her interacting with a printing press.

Karma International is located at 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles 90016, a six minute drive from the Underground Museum. Street parking at both locations.