Pam Douglas | Artifacts of Grace at TAG Gallery

Pam Douglas | Artifacts of Grace at TAG Gallery

L.A. ARTIST PAM DOUGLAS’ PRIMAL EXPRESSIONISM, A CALL TO THE ARTS AT TAG GALLERY

OPENING SEPTEMBER 1ST, 6-9 PM; ARTISTS PANEL: SATURDAY, SEPT. 15TH, AT 3 PM; STRING QUARTET WITH RAYA YARBROUGH: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2018

(Los Angeles, CA) TAG Gallery is pleased to present Artifacts of Grace, a solo exhibition by Pam Douglas whose body of work inspires human connection and resolve within female figures inhabiting found palm fronds and tree branches. Having broached sculptural substrates to paint on for the first time, Douglas fuses the materials’ physical qualities to highlight the human form. The works confront viewers as complex objects of narrative, emotional, and physical contradiction. Douglas envisions her works as part of a larger dialogue raising awareness of not only immediate humanitarian crises, but as embodiments of women’s stories worldwide.

Spurred by rise of displaced populations and an erosion of civil liberties around the globe, Douglas’ works are renewed with a sense of urgency. The works call attention to the welfare of women and imbue her works with questions of nature-nurture, life and death, and the passage of time. Douglas’ depiction of a mother and child echo broader mother-child archetypes throughout art history and cast it in lieu of its politicization. Douglas comments, “Children wrenched from their mother’s arms compelled me to my newest work STAY WITH ME. I tried to express optimism in this series but the horror at the border hurts too much. I didn’t want to illustrate issues or use my art as one more in a chorus of complaint. So most of this series reaches beyond this moment. But we are in a startling time. We’ve heard the cries of imprisoned children, and these works express a profound urge to avow our power and a refusal to be repressed.”

Pam Douglas is a Los Angeles based artist whose works have been included in the California African-American Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), has been covered by Shana Nys Dambrot in the Huffington Post, and by Scarlet Cheng, contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

Artifacts of Grace

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TAG Gallery is located at:
5458 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat. 11 AM to 5 PM

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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