I’ll say it again, I love living in a city where I can easily go to the beach for the day and be home by dark. Venice speaks for itself, I guess. I’m originally from the east coast and the sunset over the ocean still hasn’t gotten old.
I love living in a city where I can easily go hiking during the day and be home by dark. Griffith is just massive and untamed, it has a wild feel about it in places. Views of LA, the ocean, and the Hollywood sign.
Angel City is in DTLA’s Art District, which is a cool neighborhood with a great beer culture. The place is in a huge warehouse / garage, so it never feels too crowded. I like the Angeleno IPA. Live events and taco trucks out front!
Ciarra K. Walters (b.1992) is a visual artist, photographer, and documentarian from Prince George's County, Maryland. Based in Los Angeles, California, Walters' Black feminist voice and style revolve around people of color, nature, and color theory. She plays with patriarchy, masculinity, the power dynamics of heterosexual relationships and gender expectations of women and men through a mix media of photos, video, and writings. Walters explores her identity and the social structures in place that affect the everyday lives of women and men of color. Her work explores the delicate, yet dynamic perspective between sexes as she subtlety unravels the complexities between the two through her personal stories of trauma, healing, and growth in America.
Matthew Brandt (b. 1982, Los Angeles) received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2004 and MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008. Interested in physicality, process and landscape, Brandt’s ability to stretch the readings of an image, multiplying them both physically and conceptually, speaks directly to his interest in how images loom and meanings shift within a shared visual history.
His work is the clever manifestation of a photographic alchemist, satisfying the urge for the tangible, and grounding us in the present. Brandt’s precocious talent has landed him in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Armand Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and the Elton John Collection. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.