Family Album

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Family Album: Dannielle Bowman, Janna Ireland and Contemporary Works from LACMA

Revealing insights about family life and the quotidian in the 21st century, Family Album explores the work of artists of color who examine themselves and history through the visual language of family photographs. The exhibition presents new work by Dannielle Bowman and Janna Ireland among contemporaries including Germane Barnes, Mark Bradford, Micaiah Carter, Tony Cokes, Sandra de la Loza, Mercedes Dorame, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Genevieve Gaignard, Leslie Hewitt, Deana Lawson, Tyler Mitchell, Star Montana, Zora Murff, and Chino Otsuka.

Featured artists confront the physical, political, and emotional aspects of home. Some artists mine their personal archives, while others challenge the aesthetic conventions of snapshots. Integral to the exhibition is the exploration of community. Design, installation, and video consider the impact of segregation laws in American neighborhoods today. Photography, the medium that simulates seeing, summons sensations of daily life and memories of loved ones.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Support for this exhibition was provided by the 2021 Collectors Committee.
Exhibitions and education programs at the Charles White Elementary School Gallery are made possible through the Anna H. Bing Children’s Art Endowment Fund.
Image (Left): Dannielle Bowman, Vision (Garage), 2019, inkjet print, 30 × 24 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LENS: Photography Council, 2021, © Dannielle Bowman, digital image courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Projects
Image (Right): Janna Ireland, The Black Suit, 2012, inkjet print, 40 × 32 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Fund, © Janna Ireland, digital image courtesy of the artist

Los Angeles
November 27, 2021
July 30, 2022
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