THE CHANGE at Echoes Under Sunset in Los Angeles

The Change-Menoportrait
The Change-Menoportrait

The Change is in LA for one last week at Echoes Under Sunset.
My first artistic discipline was theater, and after fifteen years exploring paint, lately I’ve been feeling some urgency about finding my way back towards language. Particularly because the change, for me, made language, for a period of time, almost completely inaccessible.
The piece incorporates literature from a few seminal writers and texts in my life:
Jeanette Winterson’s Weight appears in the top panel, along with writings from my own journal along similar lines.
A deliciously bitchy passage about menopause from Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays is embedded in the central panel.
A range of favorites writing about sex, sexual love, sexual power and sexual mythology form the backdrop of the third panel, including Angela Carter, Anaïs Nin, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Gloria Steinem, Joyce Carol Oates, Patty Scialfa and Leonard Cohen…honestly, I finished it at 2 AM the morning the piece left for LA (enough to show, anyway)…so I’m no doubt forgetting something…
The exhibit, Mujeres con Faldas de Serpientes y Talones de Aguila (Women with Serpent Skirts and Eagle Talons) continues through the week, culminating in a closing reception this upcoming Friday, June 6 from 8-11 PM.
Please join us.