Los Angeles, CA – Dominique Gallery is pleased to announce STAY FREE, its first solo exhibition with the artist, Hasef. The show will open on October 13, 2018 and will remain on view through November 3, 2018. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 13 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
STAY FREE features new work by Hasef including works on paper, canvas, prints, and video art that examine notions around freedom, time, and place. Through text based works on paper, mixed media collage, and moving imagery, Hasef raises the question of how we interpret and manifest freedom and independence. While some of the work focuses more heavily on dismantling preconceived notions, other images call into question our current state of affairs and the next steps that we should take to secure our freedom and future.
Hasef is a multi-disciplinary artist from Los Angeles, California. He uses video, photography, sculpture and painting to investigate the African Diaspora, trans-Atlantic memory, and the effects on American social structure through a millennial perspective. Through his international travels, Hasef has also explored ideas about identity and perceptions of freedom in contrasting environments. His work reminds viewers of critical issues that reappear in different ways across generations.
Dominique Gallery is located in West Adams, Los Angeles, home to a growing community of artists and art spaces. Launched in 2015 as the Studio Gallery Center, Dominique Gallery has since reopened under a new moniker with a focus on emerging and established artists of color and women. STAY FREE is the second exhibition presented by the new gallery and will include an artist walk-through and closing reception.