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HARD: Politics, Religion and Personal Preference to Begin 1/30 at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries

HARD: Politics, Religion and Personal Preference to Begin 1/30 at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries present the second exhibit featuring original art from the collection of acclaimed actress CCH Pounder. HARD: Politics, Religion and Personal Preference focuses on works from Africa and the African diaspora, including such artists as Camara Gueye, Franchesca Schifrin, and Mark Greenfield. From portrait and figure works to the abstract and surreal, from ancestral photographs to furniture design, the exhibit presents astonishing and moving artwork reflecting the life and soul of Africa.

CCH Pounder is an Emmy® and Grammy® Award nominated actress. Her credits include Warehouse 13, Avatar, ER and The Shield. She is also an art collector and consultant who has amassed a collection of contemporary art over the past 40 years. As a world traveler, Pounder procures or identifies emerging artists for the Boribana Museum in Dakar, Senegal, which she co-owns with her husband, Boubacar Kone.

WHEN: January 30 - March 1, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, January 30, 7 - 9 p.m.

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