Night Gallery has opened an online auction exhibition to directly support the Black Lives Matter movement in Los Angeles. Featuring more than a dozen artists, the installation will encompass works that directly speak to the Black culture and various issues surrounding the community.
Highlighted works include Christine Wang‘s gold-leaf portraits of activists Angela Davis and Assata Shakur which seek to “address the complexities surrounding the seemingly Sisyphean task of organizing a grassroots resistance to the prison industrial complex,” according to a statement by the gallery. Meanwhile, Kandis Williams’ collages are centered around “so-called ‘Black identity’” as it relates to American society. Other artists represented in the show include Claire Tabouret, Robert Nava, Grant Levy-Lucero and more.
“During this moment of profound and necessary upheaval, Night Gallery recognizes the call for deep reflection and a commitment to ongoing work to face the injustices that plague this society,” the gallery stated.
100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, as well as other organizations supporting related causes including the Los Angeles Black Worker Center and the Equal Justice Initiative. However, it’s just the beginning of what the gallery considers a “long-term plan” in providing “resources to social justice efforts in a moment when the call for transformative action is simply unignorable.”
“We wanted to meet the moment with what we know best, bringing together our roster of celebrated artists for a group exhibition, with 100% of the gallery’s share of proceeds benefiting organizations providing vital services at this time,” Night Gallery said.
Visit Night Gallery’s website to check out the auction and view more works now.
For more art news, check out Lauren Tsai’s limited-edition “Break From The System” print to benefit Black Lives Matter.