ABOUT THE 2019 FESTIVAL
In 2019, Level Ground has developed the work of three rising artists as they explored spaces between cultures, physical spaces, and relational bodies. This year’s festival opened with a party celebrating the release of Level Ground’s SKEW Magazine and then culminated with three immersive, multimedia gallery shows. To learn more about Level Ground, visit levelground.co.
SKEW Magazine is Level Ground’s annual publication exploring pop culture and personal identity. The Release Party was held at Evidence Film Studios on Saturday, October 5 and featured live performances and art installations from some of SKEW’s contributing artists and writers.
“Más Caras” is a multimedia visual art installation created by Evelyn Quijas Godínez that juxtaposes Mexican folk art and indigenous imagery against the modern LA landscape. The show debuted in a solo show at Nous Tous Gallery on Friday, October 11.
“soft relations” is an interactive software installation created by Tristan Espinoza that uses custom software to consider how human connections are complicated by technology and surveillance. The work debuted in a solo show at Forge on Friday, October 18.
“Khat-e Penhan / Hidden Line” is a surrealist film and multimedia installation created by Gazelle Samizay that follows a young Afghan-American girl struggling between self-expression and the pressure of conformity. The work debuted in a solo show at Art Share LA on Saturday, October 26.
ABOUT LEVEL GROUND:
Level Ground seeks to provoke empathy among divisive cultural narratives through art’s ability to expand our understanding of each other. Our programs present the work of underrepresented artists and encourage critical dialogue through interactive experiences, panel discussions, and informal conversations.