Responding to the current political environment, L.A. gallery The Box
highlights the work of American protest artists. The booth features Wally Hedrick
’s black paintings, a series in which the artist painted over existing paintings in black paint every time the U.S. invaded another country, culminating in The War Room
, an installation he made in the late 1960s; preliminary drawings from performance artist Simone Forti
’s “News Animations” series, her way of understanding and dealing with world news (one drawing reads “Reason, fear, hatred, compassion, survival” drawn on a figure); and Judith Bernstein
’s phallic sculptures and 2D works, including a modified American flag topped with phallic balloons contained in glass-covered frames.