We are thrilled to report that gallery artist Charis Ammon will be exhibiting two paintings, Shush (2022) and Erasure (2022), in The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center this summer. The Big Show is an "ambitious open-call juried competition of artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale that reflects [the center's] commitment to supporting local and regional artists at various stages in their career." (Lawndale Art Center)
The Big Show 2022 was juried by Daisy Nam. Ammon is among one of the 38 exhibiting artists selected by Nam from over 500 submissions. Nam's Juror's Statement is included below along with the full list of exhibiting artists.
The following text is courtesy of Lawndale Art Center. Read more here.
“This year, The Big Show brings together 81 works by 38 artists. On the ground level, the artists consider their surroundings— the city and land around them. Some works relate to urban infrastructure, while others reflect on the landscape. Works also examine how we live–what shapes our daily lives; what is the fabric that brings us together through objects, life experiences, work, or play. Leaving behind the realities of the world, we are led to Lawndale’s upstairs space. We enter a dreamscape. The works on the second floor are centered on dreams, fantasy, imagination, play and desire. There has been much suffering in recent times. The artists in this exhibition reveal the conditions of our struggles, but also remind us of resilience, need for reflection, and visions of a world to come.”
— Daisy Nam, The Big Show 2022 Juror
FEATURED ARTISTS IN THE BIG SHOW 2022
Patrycja Adamowicz, Charis Ammon, Jen Bootwala, Rontaye Butler, Angel Castelan, Lindy Chambers, Chelsea Clarke, Paula Córdoba, daniel coreas, Cynthia Jamileth Giron, Vanessa Gonzalez, Sibylle Hagmann, Jihye Han, DR3K a.k.a. JP Hartman, Guadalupe Hernandez, Saúl Hernández-Vargas, Chenlu Hou, Sumin Hwang, Disha Khakheria, Erica Reed Lee, Ha Na Lee & James Hughes, C.M. Lewis, Sophia Longoria, Max Manning, Gabriel Martinez, Clinton Millsap, Demi Mixon, Brian Murcia, Quentin Pace, Julia Rossel, J.R. Roykovich, Jessica Simorte, Kamila Szczesna, Jesus Trevino, Irene Valentin, Charles VanMeter, Lucio Vasquez