Kenturah Davis in conversation with Felipe Baeza

Join us for a conversation between Oxy Professor and artist Kenturah Davis and In Plain Sight artist Felipe Baeza. 


Nov12
5:00 pm
2020-11-12 17:00:00 2020-11-12 17:00:00 Kenturah Davis in conversation with Felipe Baeza

Baeza and Davis met and formed a friendship while MFA students in the Yale School of Art program. Now, 4 years later, they come together in conversation to discuss the parallels between their work today and when they first met, the intersections and interpretations of legibility and visibility in their respective practices, and the context of their work as artists in our current uncertain cultural and political climate.

Kenturah Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles, and Accra (Ghana). Her work oscillates between various facets of portraiture and design. Using text as a point of departure, she explores the fundamental role that language has in shaping how we understand ourselves and the world around us. This manifests in a variety of forms including drawings, textiles, sculpture and performances. Davis was commissioned by LA Metro to create large-scale, site-specific work that will be permanently installed on the new Crenshaw/LAX rail line, opening in 2020. 

Felipe Baeza was born in 1987 in Guanajuato, Mexico and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  He received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 2009 and a M.F.A. from Yale University in 2018.

 

 

 

Learn more about the WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance exhibition and related programming

This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Baeza and Davis met and formed a friendship while MFA students in the Yale School of Art program. Now, 4 years later, they come together in conversation to discuss the parallels between their work today and when they first met, the intersections and interpretations of legibility and visibility in their respective practices, and the context of their work as artists in our current uncertain cultural and political climate.

Kenturah Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles, and Accra (Ghana). Her work oscillates between various facets of portraiture and design. Using text as a point of departure, she explores the fundamental role that language has in shaping how we understand ourselves and the world around us. This manifests in a variety of forms including drawings, textiles, sculpture and performances. Davis was commissioned by LA Metro to create large-scale, site-specific work that will be permanently installed on the new Crenshaw/LAX rail line, opening in 2020. 

Felipe Baeza was born in 1987 in Guanajuato, Mexico and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  He received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 2009 and a M.F.A. from Yale University in 2018.

 

 

 

Learn more about the WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance exhibition and related programming

This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsored by: Oxy Arts
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