Patrisse Cullors and noé olivas

Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

noé olivas, Prayers of Protection (2023) Garden shears, cooper, dichroic glass, metal 12 x 13 x 2 1/4 inches. Courtesy: noé olivas and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; Photo by Yubo Dong/ofstudio

At the Charlie James Gallery, in the Chinatown neighborhood here, a surprising exhibition of spiritually reflective and esoteric artwork opened recently. Surprising because the artists, Patrisse Cullors and noé olivas, are known for their activism and social engagement, and because the works in the show, “Freedom Portals,” reject the strident, declamatory tenor of much political art.

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