1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

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Exhibition dates: Sept. 17 – Dec. 10, 2022
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This fall Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery is delighted to feature Luciana Abait in a survey exhibition that offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the artist’s striking work across media in painting, photography, sculpture, video installation and augmented reality. Luciana Abait: On the Verge includes more than 20 pieces created from 2017 to the present that center environmental precariousness and conjure imaginary worlds that portend global climate catastrophe.

As an immigrant from Argentina to the US, Abait (b. 1971, Buenos Aires, Argentina) extrapolates from her own subjective feelings of displacement and vulnerability to urge us to consider how global warming is wreaking havoc, especially on the lives of climate migrants. For Abait, creating a piece like “The Maps That Failed Us” (2018-22)—a monumentally-sized sculptural installation of the maps of the world shown completely at random and out of context—makes visible our social, physical, and above all, planetary interdependence. The artist keenly invites us to consider our collective geographic proximity as well as our shared universal fate to reorient our sense of shared survival.

Laband Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am - 4pm
Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed
(Closed for Thanksgiving 11/23-11/27)

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