Past exhibition
Big Knot
Cara Levine & Alee Peoples

Gallery hours Saturday 12-4 or by appointment

16 months, and a world turned over, since this exhibition was initially scheduled, Levine and Peoples' return with new works containing all the new feels. Both utilize their art practices as methodologies for grappling with irreconcilability in today's world. Through interweaving practices of textile, painting, and filmmaking, Peoples' imagines surreal or fantastical landscapes. Through deliberate attention to detail and precision in each medium she is able to capture a sense of time moving and stopping at once. Levine, also working with the handmade, spent the year obsessed with our invisible yet constant and invaluable interconnectedness. Through repeated gestures, and the physical linking of objects, she displays a care and tenderness towards the materials and its subjects. Their practices diverge through visual style, but are tied through technical labor and conceptual motivation. In conversation about contextualizing the work for this show coming out of this upside-down period, they agreed on the near constant feeling of a big knot in their throats. This is the first time Levine and Peoples' work will be shown side by side. 


Alee Peoples maintains a varied artistic practice that involves our processing of images and codes with the tactility of screen-printing, sewing, sculpture and film.  She received a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2004 and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.  Living in Los Angeles since 2011, Peoples has shown her sculpture and textile work at GAIT and 4th Wall as well as being involved at Echo Park Film Center.  She has shown her films at numerous experimental festivals, micro-cinemas and artist spaces.  She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand-made.

Cara Levine lives in Los Angeles, CA. Levine is an artist exploring the intersections of the physical, metaphysical, traumatic, and illusionary through sculpture, video and socially engaged practice. She is the founder of This Is Not A Gun, a multidisciplinary project aiming to create awareness and activism around police brutality through collective creative action. She is currently an Associate Adjunct at Otis College of Art and Design. She received her MFA in sculpture from CCA in 2012 and has shown work in various places including the Wattis Center for Contemporary Art in San Francisco, YoungArts Miami Art Basel and The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.  She has been a recent artist in residence at The Arctic Circle Residency, Sim Residency in Iceland, and Anderson Ranch in Colorado CO.

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