September 21 - December 14, 2019
Working across media that includes cut paper, photography, drawing, video and performance, Bui's artistic practice invites us to consider how intersectional identities are reflected in today's culture. Bui's larger-than-life, hand-cut paper portrait series is beautifully complex—the work blends the Asian craft tradition of papercutting with a contemporary aesthetic. These portraits also celebrate multilayered identities. Each one of Bui's subjects is a queer Asian American Pacific Islander who has played an important part in the artist's life. In another series called "Donrose paper fashion," Bui's images depict male bodies adorned in majestic-looking, cut-out paper garments that convey a sense of mystery, beauty and fragility.
April 25 - May 11, 2019
Each spring, current LMU art students are invited to enter Young Contemporaries to have their work judged by two professionals from Los Angeles's art world. The Laband's annual juried student show features works of art in all the disciplines taught in LMU's art program including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, graphic design, and new media. This exhibition—the 35th Juried Student Art Exhibition hosted by the Laband—provides an excellent first professional experience for students and celebrates our students' boundless creativity and the mentorship provided by LMU's art faculty.
March 18 - May 12, 2019
Dream Wavers is a site-specific outdoor art installation in the Dunning Courtyard at the entrance to the Laband Art Gallery. More than 30 artist-designed flags are united to celebrate diverse approaches to flag motifs and designs: an oversized hand; a pair of American flag trousers; and a flag of napkins challenge traditional notions and explore the edges of possibilities.
January 19 - March 30, 2019
The Laband Art Gallery proudly presents a multi-part installation by Los Angeles-based artist Trina McKillen. Like many people around the globe, McKillen has grappled for years with the worldwide crisis of sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests and its aftermath. Over the last decade, McKillen has channeled her feelings of outrage and grief into the creation of artwork that gives voice and visibility to survivors of abuse, namely children. Recognizing the devastation this abuse has wreaked on individuals and families, the aim of McKillen's solo exhibition is to bring attention to abuse survivors and to initiate dialogues about their healing.