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Michael Kennedy Costa: Mirror Area

September 22, 2023 September 29, 2023

Gallery hours: 12 – 6pm
Opening: Friday, September 22, 6 – 8pm

A selection from an ongoing series of line drawings. This exhibition includes two events: a concert with Los Angeles Wood Wind Skill Share & Wells Leng on Wednesday, September 27 at 8pm; and a closing launch/reading for Kennedy Costa’s book Mirror Area (published by Holoholo Books) on Friday, September 29 from 6 to 8pm. Kennedy Costa will be joined by artists Alexandra Noel, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Aimee Goguen, Dakota Higgins, Keith J. Varadi, and Merideth Hillbrand, each reading a selection of their own work.

Click here to read a brief writing on Mirror Area by artist Sydney Acosta.

Michael Kennedy Costa (b. 1982, Northampton, MA) is an artist and poet who lives and works in Los Angeles. His work is primarily rooted in drawing. Kennedy Costa received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. His work has been exhibited at Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles; Bad Water, Knoxville; Simian, Copenhagen; Franz Kaka, Toronto; u’s, Calgary; and Sydney, Sydney. He will be included in a forthcoming group show at CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux.  His book of poems, Mirror Area, will be published by Holoholo Books in September 2023.

The Los Angeles Wood Wind Skill Share (LAWWSS) is a horizontally organized learning project that provides space for participants to learn about wind instruments through free improvisation. 

Wells Leng (1994-) is a multi-instrumentalist performer/composer/improviser based in Los Angeles, graduated from USC with a BM in Composition and a BA in Piano Performance and CalArts with an MFA in the Performer-Composer program. As both a performer and composer, Wells has collaborated with many other artists all over the world. Wells is part of House on Fire Trio, stickytack, and Quartet Friends, and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, REDCAT Theater, Aratani Theatre, among others. Wells is currently the associate music director and collaborative keyboardist at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church.