LETHAL AMOUNTS PRESENTS: COMMUNITY GUIDELINES EXHIBIT
OPENING RECEPTION FEBRUARY 14
The show provides each artist the freedom to display work that has been removed by Instagram or Facebook, thus giving these pieces an uncensored platform to promote their work. The pieces feature in the show have all been suspended on social media due their subject matter related to gender identity, sexuality and the human form.
Social Media has democratized how art is discovered and consumed. Artists are no longer at the mercy of the gatekeepers of the art world (journalists, gallerists etc.) for their work to be shown. With the tap of a screen up and coming artists are able to share their work with the world and cultivate their own communities online. For up and coming artists, and in the case of nearly every artist showing in Community Guidelines, social media is their lifeline. It is how they reach and audience, create communities and generate revenue for their work.
The show brings into question the definition of creative freedom. In an industry (social media) that has become a cultural phenomenon for enabling connection and self-expression Community Guidelines raises the question of how truly free the freedom of expression is be sold by these platforms.
Community Guidelines opens Friday February 15th with a private viewing party taking place on Thursday February 14th. RSVP for both events HERE or to firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd EyeChakra (@3rd_eyechakra)
Lewis G Burton (@lewisgburton)
Parker Day (@heyparkerday)
Dahc Dermur VIII (@dahc_dermur_viii)
Jason Ebeyer (@jasonebeyer)
Aun Helden (@aunhelden)
Agustin Hernandez (@agvstin)
Latex Lucifer (@latexluciferr__)
Fecal Matter (@matieresfecales)
Princess Austen (@princessausten)
Mimi Virus (@mimivirusofficial)
February 14 2019
11PM - LATE
Performances by Abhora (USA), Salvia (UK), and Mimi Virus (Canada).
DJ's: Parma Ham
1226 W. 7th St Los Angeles CA 90017