« Saturday August 4th - we play live soundtracks to the olympics | Main | Fuel for the Fire - Organized by Dawn Kasper »
Friday
Jul202012

Tomorrow Night Saturday July 21st - WW w/Spencer Douglass and Gustavo Herrera

HUMAN RESOURCES PRESENTS “WW” BY SPENCER DOUGLASS AND GUSTAVO HERRERA

July 21st – August 11, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, July 21st from 6pm-10pm
Performance of “The Golden Circle” at 8 pm

Human Resources is pleased to present WW, a new exhibition and performance by artists Gustavo Herrera and Spencer Douglass.

Including video, sculptural installation, and performance, the work in this exhibition loosely draws on the life of William Walker (1824-1860), a US lawyer who organized private military expeditions into Latin America with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control. Regarded by some as a pirate and by others as a general, Walker invaded Nicaragua in 1855 and installed himself President, marking the first portion of his never realized geopolitical territory “The Golden Circle.” The videoWW is a fictional account of Walker’s last days in exile in Honduras, before he was executed by the British and Honduran governments.

WW is a direct and inward look into the darker depravity of human nature when entrenched in power. It is about the American idealization of remembered history and the self-imposed amnesia that ensues in the wake of that which falls out of the historical cannon. WW deals with how colonialism has been used in western thought to pardon the exploitation of human and natural resources. WW is not a historical or biographical reflection of William Walker, but more a meditation on what it means to be consumed with the lure of absolute power. WW reveals a world of repressed desires, which take the form of psycho sexual schisms of sleazy Babylonian kitsch, at once depraved and gaudy, yet all too human.

Gallery is open from 12-6, Thursday through Saturday and by appointment

For more information please visit: 
www.douglassherrera.com
www.humanresourcesla.com

410 Cottage Home St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (4)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: stfa.com
    This is my comment, thanks bro lovin it
  • Response
    Terrific stuff! I dont know what you had been on as you wrote th is but now you got an definitely supercharged fan, search ahead to reaching your long term stuff!
  • Response
    Response: qCTVdAHt
    Human Resources Chinatown Los Angeles - News - Tomorrow Night Saturday July 21st - WW w/Spencer Douglass and Gustavo Herrera
  • Response
    Human Resources Chinatown Los Angeles - News - Tomorrow Night Saturday July 21st - WW w/Spencer Douglass and Gustavo Herrera

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>