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Russ Pope and Friends Cultivate Long-Distance Creative Relationships

Russ Pope and Friends Cultivate Long-Distance Creative Relationships

With a technological cocktail of Zoom meetings, FaceTime hangs, phone calls, emails, and texts, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the globe. CONVERSATIONS, a group show at LA’s Subliminal Projects, rises to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by long-distance creative relationships in the contemporary art world.

Curated by Russ Pope, ‘CONVERSATIONS’ surveys work by five groundbreaking artists who rise to meet the challenges presented by long-distance creative relationships.
Curated by Russ Pope, CONVERSATIONS explores and adapts to contemporary communication styles.

Curated by Russ Pope, whose giggle-inducing doodles are informed by skate culture and punk rock, CONVERSATIONS surveys work by five groundbreaking artists who share a mutual friend in Russ. Selected for their skate- and surf-inspired designs, the participating artists, including Pope, discussed their work with one another through different methods of long-distance communication, creating the works separately.

CONVERSATIONS includes work from Nathaniel Russell, Lori D., Jahmal Williams, Marco Zamora, Lauren Beauchner, and Russ himself. This is Russ’ third curatorial venture with Subliminal Projects, a multi-functional gallery space established by Shepard Fairy and Blaze Blouin that brings skateboard culture and design to a wider audience.

CONVERSATIONS is on view June 25 through July 23, 2022 at Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 7 – 10 pm. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website here.

Jahmal Williams
Lauren Beauchner
Lori. D
Curated by Russ Pope, ‘CONVERSATIONS’ surveys work by five groundbreaking artists who rise to meet the challenges presented by long-distance creative relationships.
Marco Zamora
Curated by Russ Pope, ‘CONVERSATIONS’ surveys work by five groundbreaking artists who rise to meet the challenges presented by long-distance creative relationships.
Russ Pope

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Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens is an arts writer who lives in the Midwest and enjoys saying "excuse me" when no actual pardon is needed. She is the founder of So Long See You Tomorrow, an organization that helps artists and creative entrepreneurs write about their work, craft a story, and get back in the studio. Learn more at: https://solongseeyoutomorrow.com

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