Daring To Claim The Sky; Photographs by Melodie McDaniel

  • April 20 - May 6, 2018
Space 15 Twenty
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, California

April 20 - May 6, 2018
Compton Jr. Posse
Daring to Claim The Sky
Photographs by Melodie McDaniel
Curated by Audrey Landreth
Organized by Amelia Fleetwood
Opening Reception Friday, April 20, 6 - 9pm

Melodie McDaniel’s work is rooted in understanding identity and experience through a nuanced and respectful exploration of her subjects over time. With a deep interest in discovering telling signs of humanity that unite us all, it makes perfect sense she was drawn to Compton Jr. Posse as an epic subject to tell a compelling story.

Founded by Mayisha Akbar in 1988, Compton Jr. Posse is an equestrian program in Compton, CA that empowers neighborhood kids by teaching them competitive equestrian skills and horse care and maintenance. By “Keeping kids on horses and off the streets”, this youth community outreach program develops and nurtures self esteem, responsibility and discipline. 
In 2015, McDaniel was introduced to CJP by her equestrian friend and writer, Amelia Fleetwood - who knew she would be an inspired match for the organization. Since then, McDaniel has immersed herself in the CJP community to capture its mission and day to day spirit with dignified portraits and powerful reportage.
What is evident is the universal truth that so much more is possible when live is in the picture.
Daring to Claim The Sky is proud to exhibit a selection of thirty-six archival edition prints that honor and illuminate the experience of Compton Jr. Posse.

Upcoming Events

Nam June Paik, “TV Clock,” 1963/1989.  Twenty-four fixed-image color television monitors mounted on twenty-four pedestals.  SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Lillian and Jon B.  Lovelace, Leatrice and Eli Luria and the Luria Foundation, Zora and Les Charles and the Cheeryble Foundation, Wendy and Elliot Friedman, and Lord and Lady Ridley-Tree.
  • May 20 - October 14, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California

Nam June Paik: TV Clock

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/tvclock

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Scenes of Chinese figures in outdoor settings decorate this tureen and stand.  Gift of Leo A.  and Doris C.  Hodroff 2003.47.18a-c
  • May 20, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "From Idea to Installation: Creating an Exhibition"

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/?p=950

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  • May 23, 2018
  • New York , New York
  • May 23, 2018
  • Winterthur, Delaware
  • May 23, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

Post War and Contemporary Art Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

www.lesliehindman.com

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  • May 24, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

American and European Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

www.lesliehindman.com

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Jill Nathanson.  Cadence, 2017.  Acrylic and polymers with oil on panel.  55 x 72 inches
  • May 24 - June 30, 2018
  • New York, New York

Jill Nathanson: Cadence

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

www.berrycampbell.com

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  • May 24, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Artist Talk: Gallery Selections 2018 Artists

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

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Face pot used as a cremation urn © Museum of London
  • May 25 - October 28, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Roman Dead

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 Warehouse
London, United Kingdom

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands

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  • May 26-27, 2018
  • Barrington, Illinois

9th Annual Barrington Art Festival

Amdur Productions

Downtown Barrington
Cook and Station Streets
Barrington, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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  • May 30, 2018
  • Winterthur, Delaware

Featured Event

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
April 19 - June 15, 2018
New York, New York
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