“In SOUTH OF PICO, [writer, curator, and professor] Kellie Jones explores how artists in the 1960s and ’70s in Los Angeles’ black communities created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism… She shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility… She also attends to these artists’ relationships with gallery and museum culture as well as the establishment of black-owned arts spaces. With SOUTH OF PICO, Jones expands the understanding of the histories of black arts and creativity in Los Angeles and beyond.”*
Join the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice in welcoming Kellie Jones for a discussion and signing of her book.
KELLIE JONES—SOUTH OF PICO
AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING, Monday, October 23, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
ART + PRACTICE, Public Programs Space, 4334 Degnan Boulevard, Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
Image credit: Duke University Press.