Sanctuary of the Aftermath
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, 2021
Group Exhibition curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanović
Featuring works by Nica Aquino, Joseph Carrillo, Jeff Frost, Anita Getzler, David Hollen, Jason Jenn, Ibuki Kuramochi Rosalyn Myles, Vojislav Radovanović, Alison Ragguette, and Kayla Tange.
Art and spirituality have been intertwined since their origins. Sanctuary of the Aftermath affirms the sacred role of art, and redefines the gallery as a place to experience solace during troubled times. The exhibition presents artworks demonstrating a strong spiritual component in their creation while addressing some of the challenges of contemporary existence.
Site-specific installation art, video art, and auditory art are highlighted within an immersive atmosphere, which invites safe engagement to explore the issues and make personal discoveries. After our prolonged period of physical separation and quarantine, the exhibition investigates how art can create new channels for connection. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, the artists of the exhibition take inspiration from various timeless practices and historical approaches. They employ meditative, introspective, interactive, and sometimes visionary approaches in pursuit of the numinous. During a time of intense socio-political injustice, environmental disaster, rapid technological changes, prolonged physical isolation, and anxiety -- Sanctuary of the Aftermath reminds us that art can be a remedy.
Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanović