Join Angeles Art Fund as we celebrate our gift to The Underground Museum, share our plans to support them in 2019 and view their current exhibition of Deana Lawson’s work.
When Noah founded The Underground Museum, one of the earliest projects he envisioned for the space was a solo exhibition of Lawson’s worlds. Every human body carries the memories and marks of its origin story. But bodies are also like vessels that contain all of the knowledge, love, and culture needed to imagine themselves beyond the boundaries of earth. Lawson’s meticulously staged photographs and installations became gathering places for radiant vessels everywhere; her images proving the beauty and brilliance of their existence. Many of her subjects were strangers she encountered on the street. She put them in familiar domestic spaces, and surrounded them with sentimental artifacts, some of which she collected throughout her own travels, and some that belonged to the vessels themselves.