On August 19th, 2017, there was a book launch for COLA 20, which included an image from my (In)/Animate Objects installation and a salon conversation I participated in focused on artists who embed feminist and queer ideas in their work.
(In)/Animate Objects explored the excesses of a doll hoarding grandmother and featured over a thousand handmade, distressed rag dolls that testify to the insatiable need for love at the heart of the obsessional life.
Since the initial installation, I have exhibited the dolls in multiple formats: stitched together on a rectilinear slab, exposed on a wall grids, piled one on top of another, and entombed in a glass display case.
COLA 20, a hardbound edition, that tells the story of the Los Angeles art scene and the impact of the Department of Cultural Affairs through its 20 year history of the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Initiative.
I also participated in a salon conversation hosted by Cheri Gaulke and Terry Wolverton.
The salon conversation focused on strategies employed by artists who embed feminist and/or LGBT ideas in their works and how we have shaped the national dialogue.
Marsian De Lellis
The book is available to view or purchase for $20 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:30PM to 9:30PM
351 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cordially Invites You to a Music and Dessert Reception in Honor of the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowships and to celebrate the publication of COLA 20 A Hardbound Book telling the story of the LA art scene and the Impact of DCA Through the 20 Year History of the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Initiative.
Daedelus and musical pals will reinvent classic EDM/IDM joints on real instruments as lullabies, sing-alongs, and merry melodies as we recognize the master artists awarded COLA Fellowships Over the Last 20 Years by DCA.
I was awarded a COLA Fellowship in 2016, which enabled me to create the installation (In)/Animate Objects at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
Awarded annually by DCA, the C.O.L.A. Fellowships support the creation of new works by a selection of the City’s most exemplary mid-career artists. The C.O.L.A. exhibition honors these creative visionaries and nurtures the symbiotic relationship between LA, its artists, its history, and its identity as an international arts capital.
DCA generates and supports high quality arts and cultural experiences for Los Angeles’ 4 million residents and 40 million annual overnight and day visitors. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse and enriching cultural activities through: grant making, marketing, public art, community arts programming, arts education, and building partnerships with artists and arts and cultural organizations in neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles.