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Aggregate Space is an artist-run gallery and non-profit located in West Oakland. ASG is an exhibition and performance space dedicated to the exploration and presentation of immersive works. We provide ...

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Title: Between Beauty & Horror
Artist: Leila Weefur
Dates: Feb 15th - Mar 23rd
Time: Check Venue listings.

Between Beauty & Horror
A Video Installation by Leila Weefur
15 February- 23 March 2019

The parts of beauty that can feel degrading or the tears that materialize from the most wretched joy are some of the ingredients that make up the Between. These are considered to be the binding agents of Beauty & Horror, moments in life that can be difficult to distinguish discomfort and suffering from pleasure.

Leila Weefur and Aggregate Space Gallery present Between Beauty & Horror, a short film, presented as a diptych within an installation, exploring the violent, grotesque, and erotic elements of the Black experience. The work engages the senses by using the Blackberry fruit as a metaphor for Black being and explores the lived experiences that show up in the shadows of terror only to reveal themselves as a gift in disguise.

Opening Reception
15 February, 6-10 pm

First Friday Event
1 March, 5-8 pm

Artists Talk at The LAB
8 March, 6 pm

Second Saturday Artist Talk
9 March, 11 am

Gallery Hours
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1-5 pm
and by appointment

 

Aggregate Space Gallery programs are generously supported by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Creative Work Fund (Walter & Elise Haas Fund and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), Neda Nobari Foundation, Creative Work Fund, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Clorox Foundation, Awesome Foundation, and ArtNow International.

Image courtesy of Leila Weefur