Darin Klein & Friends Present: Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge

Brandon Andrew
Keep Ya Head Up (In memory of my cousin Trevor), 2011
Glass tube, neon gas, electrical hardware, shelf
14 x 12 x 8 inches

January 28 – February 25, 2012
Darin Klein & Friends Present
Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-6000

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 6pm,
special program hours, and by appointment

Brandon Andrew, Zackary Drucker = A. L. Steiner, Deanna Erdmann, Matthew Greene, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Lia Halloran, Danny Jauregui, Matt Lipps, prvtdncr & bodega vendetta, Christopher Russell & Halle Tate, George Stoll, Suzanne Wright

“Tilt-shift" refers to the use of camera movements typically employed in creating a simulated environment or miniature scene. The term in this context is well suited to Los Angeles-based queer artists who do not shy away from exploring and exploiting the visibility of a specific timeframe and geographic location, skewing and adjusting concepts of queerness to illuminate individual ideals. Much of the art in Tilt-Shift LA has been created specifically for this exhibition, while key pieces from the past half-decade were sourced from the artists’ studios, and several very recent works not shown previously now reach the public.

A series of free exhibition-related programs are presented within the gallery during the run of the exhibition:

Saturday, January 28, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m
Opening reception and performance by Our Lady J

Sunday, February 12, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
‘Zine Fest 2012!

Saturday, February 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
itch dance performance