“Deferred Dreams” Exhibition @ Chinese American Museum
The Chinese American Museum is currently hosting an exhibition featuring 18 LA-based artists, most of whom are street artists who have either transposed their works onto gallery-appropriate materials or have constructed new pieces for the show. Entitled “Deferred Dreams,” the exhibition draws on artists from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to emphasize that immigration reform is not restricted to the Latino community – a common misconception that is widely held in Los Angeles. Highlights include a collaborative piece by Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena, photos and an Altamont T-shirt by Eriberto Oriol, and a sign by Tempt (who has Lou Gehrig Disease; meaning that he is entirely paralyzed and must use a special system that allows him to draw using only his eyes). “Deferred Dreams” is free to the public and is set to run until May 22.
Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Photography: John Ong