WANTED: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace

September 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020; Lightcatcher building

The Museum presents the first solo retrospective exhibition featuring the work of local artist Ed Bereal who is a consummate draftsman and object maker. Bereal made a significant contribution to the arts of assemblage and performance in L.A. during the 1960s and ’70s. His “political cartoons” are unique portraits of America filtered through the lens of an artist who lived through the 1965 Watts riots, founded the noted Black street theater Bodacious Buggerilla, and traveled to hot spots around the world as a film journalist. At the age of 82 Bereal distills a lifetime of experiences through an explosion of provocative imagery and narrative, sparking conversations about identity and racial inequity, violence and war, and political and corporate power. The exhibition will include key works in all media that blend Bereal’s unique synthesis of abstraction and representation and the melding of art with science and new technologies.

More information about this exhibition, as well as a sample of images will be coming soon!

Photo credit: Ed Bereal; Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse (in process); 5 steel letters spell “Exxon” covered with perforated metals to create moire patterned movement; Founds objects: gas pumps & nozzles.