Opening reception: Thursday, July 2, 6–8pm
Blum & Poe is pleased to present the gallery’s first-time solo exhibition with artist A.L. Steiner. Between the interlude of state-sanctioned exploitation and violence, the Amerikkkin project of mass incarceration and slavery, the uncertain future of California's viability, and planetary implosion, A.L. Steiner presents an overview of her photo archive from 1995-2015 at Blum & Poe. Come & Go will feature a relaxing space for the lost art of print viewing, complete with a revolving cast of subversives and interlocutors. The gallery serves as an all-access pass to integrate the acts of looking, seeing, understanding, and listening while the time-space continuum is placed on hold / pause / play / fast-forward / rewind.
A.L. Steiner (b. 1967 in Miami, Florida) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Community Action Center (with A.K. Burns), Tate Modern, London, UK (2011), which traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (2013); and Bodies, Identities, and Alternative Economies, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, OR (2012). Her work is featured in public and private collections internationally including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; and Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
The exhibition features a collaboration with Shinichiro Okuda/WAKA WAKA; live performances by Brave Accepter on July 11: 12pm-4pm; Jibade-Khalil Huffman on August 15: 1-3pm; YACHT on August 22: 1-3pm; and an archivist to guide viewers daily, 10am – 1pm and 2 – 6pm.