Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
4800 Hollywood Boulevard . Los Angeles CA 90027
Nuttaphol Ma: Ghosts Can Cross Oceans . Curated by Ciara Ennis
Ghosts Can Cross Oceans comprises a meditative sitting space on LAMAG’s balcony, which houses a white jade orchid tree that once grew in Nuttaphol Ma’s parent’s garden before being cut down. The installation references the artist’s memory of his father’s daily ritual of collecting the tree’s blossoming flowers called dawg jam bee—loosely translated as ‘flower remember year’ in Thai—to make offerings to the family altar. Lining the perimeter of the balcony are store-purchased lemongrass plants that Ma has cultivated and brought back to life. Ghosts Can Cross Oceans navigates between longing and not BE longing and the conflicting desire for stability versus perpetual flight.
17 May 2015 – 28 Jun 2015 (***extended to September 2015***)
Reception . Sun 17 May 2015 2p-5p
Gallery Hours: Thu – Sun > noon to 5p