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THE GATHERING

October 12, 2019 – January 25, 2020

In Collaboration With The Baltimore Museum of Art

Opening: October 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

3401 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, 90008

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Ramsess’ mural-scale quilt The Gathering (2012) reimagines Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (1495-98) as a memorial to Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed on February 26, 2012. This sacred meal is attended by twelve historical figures, one still living: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani activist who becomes a symbol for peace, justice, and possibility. With The Gathering at its center, this focused exhibition brings together a selection of Ramsess’s quilted portraits—monuments to individuals of crucial significance to American history whose stories have been suppressed or overlooked through politics of race, age, and gender: Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Cathay Williams, Malcolm X, H. Rap Brown, Dr. Huey P. Newton, and George Stinney.

This exhibition is presented by Art + Practice in collaboration with The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and is curated by Cecilia Wichmann, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at The BMA.

Ramsess, Dr. Huey P. Newton, 2008. Fabric. 42 x 62 inches. Photo by Damian Turner. Courtesy of the artist.
Ramsess, Sojourner Truth., 2006. Fabric. 104 x 51 inches. Photo by Natalie Hon. Courtesy of the artist.
Ramsess, Cathay Williams, Buffalo Soldier, 2016. Fabric. 60 x 70 inches. Photo by Natalie Hon. Courtesy of the artist.
Ramsess, Malcolm X, 2008. Fabric. 37 x 56 inches. Photo by Damian Turner. Courtesy of the artist.
Ramsess, H. Rap Brown, 2008. Fabric. 67 1/2 x 55 inches. Photo by Damian Turner. Courtesy of the artist.
Ramsess, The Gathering, 2012. Fabric. 58 x 166 inches. Photo by Damian Turner. Courtesy of the artist.

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