“myselves” curated by Joshua Friedman at Kohn Gallery

Los Angeles, CA – Kohn Gallery is pleased to present myselves, a group exhibition curated by Joshua Friedman, which features over twenty-five contemporary artists who use medium as a lens to examine the ways in which identity is structured or fabricated. With an eye to the physical, social, and historical properties of their chosen media, these emerging and established artists portray the self in pieces—as fragments that may accumulate and amalgamate but never entirely cohere. Identity can be as fluid as a watercolor in which one color bleeds into another; as fractured as a collage composed of ripped strips of paper; as multilayered as a painting that has been built up lovingly and laboriously over the passage of time. It is through the physicality of medium that the works on view confront the myth of selfhood’s unchanging rigidity and turn instead to its fertile nebulousness—looking beyond mind over matter, toward matters of the mind. The show will feature works by Kate Barbee, Romare Bearden, Amoako Boafo, Jarvis Boyland, William Brickel Chelsea Culprit, Bruce Conner, rafa esparza, Hamishi Farah, Nash Glynn, Heidi Hahn, Naotaka Hiro, Loie Hollowell, Oscar yi Hou, Gerald Lovell, Jesse Mockrin, Sophia Narrett, Jagdeep Raina, Erin M. Riley, Moises Salazar, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Emily Mae Smith, Chiffon Thomas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Salman Toor, Xiuching Tsay, and Skye Volmar.

Start Date

September 11, 2020

End Date

October 31, 2020


06:00 PM - 11:00 AM


1227 North Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Opening - Extended Hours (Sept 11 & 12) from 10am-9pm; all other days Monday through Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm.



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