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Artist Talk
DECRYPT JOEL ___ an investigative night Sunday, September 17th, 5pm

Tonight is the night, a mild summer evening. LUPE, a colorist living in LA has prepared dinner for her six closest male friends. They must decipher JOEL, a stuntman she recently fell in love with. Her friends are her knights: American-born Californians from Mexican backgrounds presently living in LA, who have been suffering, and collecting shares of their local, socially unbalanced, fractured urban environment. Like LUPE, they are lifelong stakeholders in discussions that have the rights and the representations of Latino communities at stake. They all, JORGE, DIEGO, PEDRO, JUAN, PABLO, CARLOS and LUPE, work for the county’s film industry. Same as JOEL, an Englishman who has been chasing opportunities in American productions. The knights will intimate and discreetly probe the proponent of LUPE’s heart, a heart that must not be exposed after the unexpected destiny and fatal incidents she experienced. The stunt must be correct. They all confirm. The family altar bares candles on fire. The doorbell rings.

This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Participating Gallery Program

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