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Brand Library to Host Art Talk

Join Brand Library & Art Center on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. for an artist talk and discussion with three artists from Imaginaries of the Future, a nomadic collective of artists and thinkers.
“Other Frequencies” is an invitation by artists Phillip Byrne, Beatriz Cortez and Tatiana Guerrero to listen to the memories carried by plants and rocks, to listen to life in the cosmos and the interior world of bodies, and in the subterranean world. The visions and sounds in their multimedia work capture a world that is not meant for humans, even if it exists inside our bodies and inside the Earth where the land safeguards our bones, the memories of our life on this planet, our gestures of generosity, our cultures and technologies, our spiritual connection to the planet and the cosmos.
Byrne was born in Sacramento and raised in California’s Central Valley. His work focuses on the porosity of bodies, and the non-anthropocentric entanglements between bodies, viewing life as predicated upon multispecies collaborations and the relationships between different types of matter. Byrne holds a master’s in studio art from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from California State University, Stanislaus. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and the untimely and speculative imaginaries of the future. Cortez holds a master’s in fine art from the California Institute of the Arts and a doctorate in Latin American literature and cultural studies from Arizona State University. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Guerrero is a sculptor and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. Guerrero explores memory and migration in her work. She has spent years making art in Cortez’s studio, which has had a tremendous creative impact on Guerrero’s sculptures evoking dialogue about displacement and its lasting effects on one’s life and community.
Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation inviting contemporary artists to discuss their work and its issues, followed by a moderated Q&A with library staff member and Los Angeles artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik.

First published in the April 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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