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Alternative Monuments

Alternative Monuments

Join us this Sat April 27 | 7-10pm for the Opening Reception


“Alternative Monuments | Monumentos Alternativos” and visit my new sculpture Poparosa!

1206 Maple Avenue, #832 Los Angeles, CA 90015 in the Bendix Building


Curated by @carolynmasonart & @ojomxarte in Mexico City.

4 artists working in photography from Mexico & 4 artists working in sculpture from LA.


Thank you to our sponsors @400conejosus & @mezcalcreyenteus for providing complimentary mezcal for the opening!!

Thank you also to the Consulate General of Mexico in LA @cccmla for their support!!





In an era when monuments are being reevaluated and dismantled as cultural mores evolve, it’s an interesting time to look to artists for alternatives in our human quest to concretize our values and perhaps quell the inevitable impermanence around us. The artists in the exhibition are seeking out – even scavenging for – new grounds to explore meaning and fragility in the objects around them, all with a spirit of play.


In general, a monument is something that reminds or recalls something from history and evokes a sense of time and place. It can be a work of art, a physical object or it can take an immaterial form. Its meaning can be shifted depending on the audience and era. The artists in the exhibition reconceive the concept of monument in new ways while approaching it by undermining its traditional definition. Through the lens of changing paradigms of monument, the artists reassess and restructure monument and monumentality in binaries of permanence/impermanence, materiality/immateriality, personal/impersonal, collective/personal, industry-production/consumption.


All of the artists in the exhibition incorporate playfulness and the exhibition will showcase color, a variety of textures, movement, and even humor.