TAG Gallery presents “Artifacts of Grace,” an exhibit by Pam Douglas whose body of work explores human connection and resolve within female figures inhabiting found palm fronds and tree branches. The exhibit is now on view through Sept. 22 and an artist panel will be held on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.
Douglas fuses her materials’ physical qualities to highlight the human form. The works confront viewers as complex objects of narrative, emotional and physical contradiction. Douglas envisions her works as part of a larger dialogue raising awareness of not only immediate humanitarian crises, but as embodiments of women’s stories worldwide.
Spurred by rise of displaced populations and an erosion of civil liberties around the globe, Douglas’ works feature a sense of urgency. The works call attention to the welfare of women and imbue her works with questions of nature-nurture, life and death, and the passage of time.
“We are in a startling time,” the artist said. “We’ve heard the cries of imprisoned children, and these works express a profound urge to avow our power and a refusal to be repressed.”
Douglas is a Los Angeles-based artist whose works have been included in the California African-American Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
TAG Gallery is located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit taggallery.net.
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