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Life Cycles: Opening Reception – April 1

  • Life Cycles Opening Reception
    April 1, 2023
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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© Photo by Lacey Terrell, 3rd place winner, Life Cycles


An exhibition exploring our relationships with nature in an urban environment.

Opening reception on Saturday, April 1, 4-7 pm PST, 2023
Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

FREE. Please RSVP tickets below. Suggested Donation HERE


Live Cycles (open call), selected artists

Karen Baker (1st Place Winner), Robin Bell, Bonnie Blake, Carla Blumenkrantz, Julie Blydenburgh, Barbara Boissevain, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Joseph Doherty, Dean Forbes, Helen Glazer, Mark Harding, Mark Indig, Calli McCaw, Christina McFaul, Yulia Morris, Michael Notrica, Gordon Ownby, Rollence Patugan, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Eric Smith, Lacey Terrell (3rd Place Winner), Jonas Yip (2nd Place Winner) and Carl Young

LA River Photo Adventure (workshop), participating artists

Richard Asensio, Peter Bennett, Bonnie Blake, L. Aviva Diamond, Kristen Hegel, Leslie Jacobs, Dan Vint, Cheryl Wolfe, Carl Young and Mara Zaslove

Nature and our Environment (class at Inner-City Arts), participating artists

Leah Flores, Miguel Martinez and Evangeline Rubisa


Near the highways and the unstoppable soundtrack of roaring engines, Los Angeles sustains a universe of natural life, a testament both to its ancient roots and its contemporaneous bustling existence and constant movement forward, connecting the original occupiers of the land and its current dwellers and custodians. Life Cycles emerges from the meeting points of wild nature and urban life, parking lots and the dwindling river, bridges and hidden wildlife preserves, from ecological concerns and harsh environmental realities. Participating photographers trace animals in the air on the ground, botanical life, the shifts brought on by climate changes and the complicated relationships of our communities with our surroundings.

The Juror (for Life Cycles open call)

Andrea Gyorody is director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. A curator, art historian, editor, and critic, Gyorody has previously held positions at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. From 2017 to 2020, she served as the Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, where her exhibition Afterlives of the Black Atlantic (2019–20), co-curated with Matthew Francis Rarey, received an Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Other recent projects include I Like LA and LA Likes Me: Joseph Beuys at 100 (2021) and the internationally traveling exhibition Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings (2019–22), co-curated with Barry Rosen. Gyorody’s writing has appeared in Artforum, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and Gastronomica, among others. She was the founding editor of Active Cultures’ online magazine, Digest, and writes the newsletter Weekly Special, dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and food.

The Work

View the work on exhibition HERE.

The Tickets

Admission is FREE. Please RSVP tickets below. Suggested Donation HERE

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