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On Ishton’s Porch, a group show curated by Spanto & Nick Angelo

11:10 AM PST on January 15, 2016

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The moment we saw the fliers floating around social media we had a feeling this was going to be a good show. Some of our favorite photographers including Estevan Oriol, Valerie J. Bower and Sean Maung will be showcasing their work this Saturday for one night only at the Ho Yee Chan Gallery. The entire show of heavy shooters has been curated by Spanto and Nick Angelo. We remember Nick Angelo starting off the new year strong with the "Ruin Value" group art show and it looks like he's at it again with "On Ishton's Porch". The show opens Saturday the 16th from 7pm to 10 pm. View the flier and press release for more details.

On Ishton's Porch
A Group Exhibition Curated by Spanto + Nick Angelo
January 16 - 17, 2016
Hou Yee Chan Gallery
1501 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Nick Angelo / Greg Bojorquez / Valerie J. Bower / Josh Bagel Klassman / Sean Maung / Matt McCormick / Estevan Oriol / Dan Regan / Guadalupe Rosales / Spanto / Darryl Westley / Jordan Doner

"Gentrification is a term loaded with diverse perspectives and deeply personal effects. On Ishton’s Porch is a conversation among artists and how their material practices reveal direct and sensitive relationships to gentrification.
In the continual process of gentrification, the city of Los Angeles faces the erasure of its rich histories. Guadalupe Rosales, in collaboration with Spanto, suspends time and complicates the idea of home in the re-creation of an archetypical 90s teenager’s bedroom filled with memories, feelings of loss and the displacement of identity when the narratives of neighborhoods are rewritten. Indexical maps by Nick Angelo navigate personal reflections on the multitudinous transformations of Los Angeles. The collective works presence the past and display the instability of self in an unstable urban environment. The show makes clear the pertinence of perpetual examination of gentrification in order to preserve intersections of personal and spatial histories.
On Ishton’s Porch is a nostalgic palimpsest of the process of gentrification. The artworks in the show go beyond observation to activate awareness of the social, economic, and psychic effects of gentrification. Through a range of perspectives there emerges a dialogic co-history, promoting new insights into gentrifying, lived sites today."

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