In Artists and Poems curator Steven Wolkoff and co-curators Alexandra Wiesenfeld and Eugene Ahn invited a group of Los Angeles artists to choose a poem that has meaning for them in the period from Election Day until Inauguration Day. The artists then created artwork inspired by these poems. The pair of works – poem and visual art – will be presented together in a virtual exhibition on suturo.com
Artists and Poems creates a platform for contemplation, responding to the turmoil of these past months through a lens of art and poetry. The juxtaposition of visual art and poetry provides insight into both the artists’ work and the poems they have chosen.
Artists and Poems: Los Angeles 2021 is the second exhibition for SUTURO.COM, a new dynamic and interactive website that reacts uniquely to each visitor as they navigate the site, allowing for exploration that fosters new formal and conceptual perspectives between the art, the poems, and the viewers.
Artists and Poems was curated by members of the Durden and Ray curatorial collective. The suturo.com platform was developed by Eugene Ahn. suturo.com
Participating artists: Nicole Belle, Gary Brewer, Gul Cagin, Joe Davidson, Mariquita “Micki” Davis, Danny Angel Escalante, Nancy Evans, Rebecca Farr, Leslie Foster, Christine Frerichs, Gajin Fujita, Iva Gueorguieva, Hasef, Mike Hazel, Regina Herod, Kiel Johnson, Aline Mare, Stephanie Mercado, Sandeep Mukherjee, Hung Viet Nguyen, Elizabeth Preger, Max Presneill, Bruce Richards, Colin Roberts, Karrie Ross, Orly Ruaimi, Debra Scacco, Sonja Schenk, Greg Schenk, Coleen Sterritt, Devon Tsuno, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Marnie Weber, Lisa Wedgeworth, Liat Yossifor, HK Zamani