“Artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center are pleased to present Collective Acts of Peace, a selection of 18th Street projects with the aim of exploring different embraces of the creative mind in the midst of an endless global pandemic. Featuring the work of Alexandra Dillon, Ameeta Nanji, Crystal Michaelson, Daniela Schweitzer, David McDonald, Debra Disman, Doni Silver Simons, Joan Abrahamson, Joan Wulf, Julia Michelle Dawson, Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Lola del Fresno, M Susan Broussard, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Rebecca Youssef, and Susie McKay Krieser, this artist-led project is on view in the Slipstream Galleries 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus (3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica) from March 14 – June 4, 2022. The exhibition highlights the connections among creatives who strive to make this a better world for all living beings, humans and non-humans alike.”
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Institute of United Minds, a manifesto-driven project: Ameeta Nanji, David McDonald, Doni Silver Simons, Joan Abrahamson, Melinda Smith Altshuler, and Susie McKay Krieser.: Alexandra Dillon: Crystal Michaelson + Rebecca Youssef, Daniela Schweitzer; Debra Disman + Joan Wulf, Julia Michelle Dawson, Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Lola del Fresno, M Susan Broussard
I am showing “RENT WOUND TEAR, MEND HEAL REPAIR“, 2022, a triptych made of canvas, acrylic paint, hemp cord and string.
My work is in dialogue with artist Joan Wulf’s three pieces made of cut-up and repurposed journals: Ruminations 2, 4 and 5
Through exploring new forms of artmaking we seek transcendence and deeper understanding for ourselves and the viewer. In this way, the proposed dialogue between our works becomes a collaboration of the spirit as well as the material, as we work to imagine and achieve what seems impossible within and without, and invite others to do the same.” — Debra Disman and Joan Wulf