Painting

"Chimaera": Lauren YS, Nomi Chi, Kristina Collantes @ Superchief LA

Jan 13, 2018 - Feb 13, 2018Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles

Superchief Gallery is pleased to present "Chimaera," a three-woman show featuring Lauren YS, Nomi Chi and Kristina Collantes. These three artists come together from three very different areas of the art industry -- muralism, tattooing and editorial illustration; respectively, each bringing a fresh and strange voice to the conversation about what it means to be many parts of a whole as a femme in today's world.

The work of these three artists explores loosely the writings of Feminist writer Donna Haraway; more specifically the 1984 essay "The Cyborg Manifesto" which explores feminist theory through the lens of the "cyborg," a term here used to express a nonbinary form of identity. The "Cyborg Manifesto" is an essay written by Donna Haraway and published in 1984. In it, the concept of the cyborg is a rejection of rigid boundaries, notably those separating "human" from "animal" and "human" from "machine." As artists who identify as mixed race, mixed practice and/or multi-gender, the "cyborg" terminology is salient as an idea to help unpack identity. The "Chimaera" of myth is a creature composed of the parts of many animals.  

Lauren YS, Nomi Chi and Kristina Collantes come together from three very different areas of the art industry -- muralism, tattooing and editorial illustration; respectively, each bringing a fresh and strange voice to the conversation about what it means to be many parts of a whole as a femme in today's world.

Join Lauren, Nomi and Kristina at Superchief Gallery Los Angeles tonight to see more of their new work and installations. 

The opening runs from 7-11pm at 739 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021.