PERSONAL CONTACTS #2 at Durden and Ray - Ismael de Anda III / Artist - Los Angeles, CA
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PERSONAL CONTACTS #2 at Durden and Ray

PERSONAL CONTACTS #2 at Durden and Ray

Personal Contacts is a series of exhibitions at Durden and Ray featuring 4 members of the curatorial artists collective inviting 4 artists to join them. Each member invited one artist to participate for whatever reasons: shared aims, joint interests or hopes to provide support and a platform in a more community focused way in support of artistic peers and the struggles they are attending to; to see and hear others.

Every 2 weeks, 4 different members invited their selections to join in. 

For Personal Contacts # 2, new Durden and Ray member Ismael de Anda III invited artist Lorenzo Baker ( to collaborate in this project. 

Together, Lorenzo Baker presented his temporal decomposing bouquet sculpture jewelette, 2020, cut flowers, cellophane, rubber bands, 16x25in., and Ismael de Anda III presented LA Bloom (Los Angeles Blossom), 2020, a 4×8 ft. digital print, with each artist considering the other’s artistic practice and potential strategy for the show.

Other artists participating in Personal Contacts # 2 included:
Regina Herod with Alexandra Wiesenfeld
Claire Jackel with Ben Jackel
Nick Lowe with David Leapman 

A physical exhibition was installed in the gallery space, which could be visited in person with masks necessary and social distancing in force. Also a series of live stream interviews are available on-line discussing the work, themes and ideas of the invited artists.

These shows have been presented online utilizing the latest innovative 3D technology to realize a more realistic exhibition walk-thru experience Go on-line to visit the shows and link in to hear recorded live-streamed interviews and discussions with all the participating artists for Durden and Ray’s series of exhibitions Personal Contacts.

Virtual 3-D exhibiton Personal Contacts # 2:

Recorded interview Personal Contacts # 2:

Further information on the entire Durden and Ray Personal Contacts Series:


Ismael de Anda III LA Bloom (Los Angeles Blossom), 2020, 4×8 ft. digital print

Lorenzo Baker, jewelette, 2020, cut flowers, cellophane, rubber bands, 16x25in.