FOR THE LOVE OF L.A.
For the Love of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. New artists and works of art will be posted every Tuesday for a 13-week period. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance and visual culture.
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"BATH: a queer community care data manifesto"
"BATH: a queer community data driven manifesto" is a gentle exploration of community grief in a time of social isolation. The zine features the results of a Queer focused 100-person survey around experiences of loss, community, and healing and features stories from participants, data and writing. The objective of this research is to inform new care rituals that shift discourse from self to community.
Leo Alas is a contemporary artist from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Calif. Through photography, painting, performance and writing, Leo captures serenity in solitude and strength in community. Their work journeys into world building and Queer political imagination, exploring what is possible, what is potent and what is beautiful, in an effort to find healing and joy in late-stage capitalism.
Leo studied fine arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2017, Leo was a featured artist on the sociological research project “Working for Dignity” where their Working Women series was showcased in the Santa Cruz, Museum of Art and History as the local exhibition paired alongside Hung Liu’s “We Who Work.” In 2016, they were awarded the Porter Fellowship Grant.
Currently, Leo is attending Otis School of Art and Design in pursuit of an MFA with a concentration in art + social practice.