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G. Brenner – Brushfire: Album Release Listening Party & Closing Reception
August 21 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Photo: Amara Higuera
Human Resources-Los Angeles is proud to host G. Brenner’s listening party for their debut album Brushfire on August 21st.
Please join us for an afternoon of drinks, a DJ set by SOLTERA, and more celebrating the release of G.Brenner’s debut album Brushfire. This will also be the last chance to view our current exhibition Nuestrxs Putxs, a two-part exhibition curated by Nika Chilewich and Sara Lent Frier with Anita Herrera, curator of the Sacred Rose Mercado. Nuestrxs Putxs features works by Isabella Albuquerque, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, and Frieda Toranzo Jaeger.
Special thanks to Amara Higuera and Hugo Cervantes for co-organizing this event.
Please note that masks will be required for this event. RSVP here.
Nuestrxs Putxs is organized by LAR Arts and curated by Nika Chilewich and Sara Frier. The exhibition is generously hosted by Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles. The Nuestrxs Putxs Sacred Rose Mercadito is curated by Anita Herrera. Lorena Vega designed the exhibition’s graphic identity. Jason Tyler Burns is the exhibition designer and Gerardo Delgado is the exhibition coordinator.
G. Brenner is the project of LA-based visual artist and musician Gabriel Brenner. Drawing on artists such as Arca, Grouper, and Julianna Barwick, he crafted an idiosyncratic style that has fallen gracefully between folk, gospel, and experimental electronic music. Formerly known as Pastel, Brenner released his debut EP, It Will Be Missed, via Manimal Vinyl in 2014. In 2015, he released his second EP, Bone-Weary, via rising Houston-based label Very Jazzed. In 2017, he self-released an EP entitled absent, just dust, a 5-song collection exploring language, loss, and identity through ambient-noise soundscapes. On Valentine’s Day 2018, he released a one-off single “Close” to celebrate the holiday. After releasing a string of covers and remixes to close the chapter on his Pastel moniker, Brenner is releasing “Brushfire,” his debut single as G. Brenner. His debut album of the same name will be released August 20, 2021 via Very Jazzed. At its core, this album is about being immobilized by worlds collapsing at a fast-forward pace and the struggle to find meaning in the remaining ruins.
SOLTERA is a performance and music project formed by Colombian/American artist Tania Ordoñez. Raised in the San Fernando Valley, now based in Los Angeles, SOLTERA is a performer, producer, dj and filmmaker. They make experimental dance music, paired with Spanish vocals and dreamy synths.
Land Acknowledgment Resources:
We want to acknowledge that we will be connecting with you all from the unceded territories and waterways of the Chumash, Tongva and Kizh, who are the original peoples of the land we live, work and learn on. We enact this statement not only as an acknowledgement, but as solidarity with the land back movement, and recognize that our role in the work of collective liberation begins with explicit knowing of where we are at and our roles as settlers in unceded land. Additionally, since portions of this event will be shared digitally on the internet, this acknowledgement extends to the physical imperial presence the internet embodies as a cable network binding this planet along colonial trade routes we have come to know as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. To borrow a phrase from artist Tabita Rezaire, “the virtual is real” and “the architecture of violence” is embedded in the technology we may consider decentralized. We invite you to consider these histories with us as we enter in a space together and acknowledge that our materials, our means of connection and the land we live on are not apolitical actors for our creative pursuits. We also want to thank the Indigenous labor that has guided organizing bodies to create land acknowledgements and have linked our resources for creating this land acknowledgement below.
Deep Down Tidal (2017) – Tabita Rezaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9EIywuH-LM&t=0s