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Artist Molly Larkey Presents “Free and Not Yet”

Join The Beyond artist Molly Larkey in the Great Hall for an interactive discussion and participatory program combining art and conversation. During this afternoon experience, Molly will facilitate a special engagement with hand-built ceramic link pendants, each of which is offered to the visitors to take, wear, and keep. Guests will be invited to reflect on this event as a symbolic act based in the sharing of resources, mutual wellbeing, and our inherent connectedness. The work makes tangible the invisible ties that connect us – talismans of the principle of generosity, and by giving away the double links to visitors, Larkey hopes to stimulate thinking about forms of economic and social organizing based on giving and care.

Molly Larkey is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her work combines elements of language, painting, sculpture, architecture, and craft, using fluidity of form and function to propose alternatives to existing systems. For Larkey, artworks are objects that convey meaning through their physical presence, and thereby impact the way that the body relates to the physical world. In her art and writing, she suggests ways to imagine a world in which beneficial structures replace ones based in alienation and control. Larkey has had solo exhibitions at PS1 MOMA, New York; Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; Ochi Projects, Los Angeles; Dutton Gallery, New York; Human Resources, Los Angeles; and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, among others. Her work was featured in “The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture,” at the Saatchi Gallery in London. She holds a BA from Columbia College and an MFA from Rutgers University. Her writing has been featured in Los Angeles Review of Books, CARLA, and Haunt Journal of Art.

Free, Registration required.  

August 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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