Join The Broad and the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art for The Un-Private Collection: Sayre Gomez + Patrick Martinez + Lynell George, the first Un-Private Collection conversation of 2024. Featuring Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog) exhibition artists Sayre Gomez and Patrick Martinez, and moderated by noted author and native Angelino Lynell George. Gomez and Martinez’s paintings are emblematic of a new generation of artists using the visual language of Los Angeles as inspiration for their creative practice. Martinez’s paintings incorporate architectural elements to indicate and preserve identity and culture for the Latinx community as the landscape of the city changes. Gomez’s artworks portray the passage of time and urban decay that looms over the city through faded signage, as well as the neglected and vacant buildings he encounters. The artists and George will discuss Los Angeles as a creative landscape and how their artworks are shaped by it. Lynell George is a Los Angeles-based journalist, essayist, and author, whose 2020 book A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler was a finalist for a Hugo Award.
The program will also be available to view on YouTube both during and after the conversation.
This program is part of the Lunder Institute @ initiative and is co-presented by the Lunder Institute for American Art, a part of the Colby College Museum of Art. Lunder Institute @ invites institutions to be in conversation with one another and challenges them to look critically at American art, its history, its future and its evolution.
IMAGE (from left to right): Sayre Gomez, Patrick Martinez, and Lynell George.