For The Love Of L.A.

Lottie Moore, dublab
Max Rippon and Kate Emery, Quarantine Gallery

Curatorial Statement

For The Music Center's For The Love Of L.A., dublab and Quarantine Gallery commissioned three performative collaborations between visual and musical artists to reflect on the county we love and the times that we are only just beginning to understand. Los Angeles is a county of seekers, rich in cultural inheritance and grit, and overflowing with creative souls. Our county invites us to look through an amplitude of diverse lenses and we are eager to watch and listen.

Adaptation may be the most important key for our creative community to endure. Many of the platforms and venues we adore have been closed indefinitely. Yet as practitioners and viewers we adapt to find new ways of working and experiencing art. dublab and Quarantine Gallery want to support these loving endeavors to overcome these barriers and share the unique perspectives of our communities. In the spirit of the alchemic solidarity that we are witnessing, we want to highlight the adaptive power of L.A.-based artists as they experience unparalleled constraints brought on by the pandemic and the processing of a social uprising of historic proportions.

For this three-part series, we have asked our participating artists to build bridges between their practices and explore new ways to reflect, communicate and capture the dialogues they want to see fill this vast moment. Our objective is to discover the potential in spontaneous hybridity, and uncover common ground between seemingly disparate methods of working. Music and art are the languages we collectively speak and, when spoken, have the power to shape new futures.

We would like to thank all of the artists and collaborators who have worked on this series: Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, AKUA, San Cha, Maria Maea, Jazmin Garcia, Caitlin Diaz, Prisca Rios, Emmanelle Pickett, Neil Frances, and Harrison Schaaf.

About dublab

Lottie Moore, Events & Special Projects, dublab

DUBLAB is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation dedicated to the growth of progressive music, arts and culture. DUBLAB has been broadcasting independent, web radio transmissions since 1999. With satellite stations in Japan, Spain, Germany, and most recently Brazil, more than 300,000 international listeners connect to their streams and podcasts monthly.

About Quarantine Gallery

Max Rippon and Kate Emery


Quarantine Gallery was launched in mid-March just as the global pandemic began to peak and the United States went into lockdown. The artist Max Rippon and curator Kate Emery teamed up to urgently build an online platform and reach out to a global network of artists to commission time-sensitive works. The Instagram gallery space showcases curated selections of art as real-time responses to the current crises, giving artists only days to respond. The gallery has temporarily shifted offline to focus on curating public art projects that investigate critical societal and economic shifts, and spaces of crisis. You can find us in the fault lines for the time being.