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Monte Vista Projects

Andres Payan-Estrada: Blue Apollo

August 4—26, 2018

Monte Vista Projects presents Andres Payan-Estrada: BLUE APOLLO, a solo presentation of new works by the Los Angeles-based artist. For BLUE APOLLO, Payan-Estrada uses LGBTQ nightlife aesthetics to connect the 1969 lunar landing and space exploration with historic and contemporary forms of queer liberation. The exhibition includes drawings, collage, textual pieces, and an immersive installation composed of ceramic sculpture, scent, and lighting.

In considering the current political climate and onset of a New Space Era, Payan-Estrada’s new body of work urges a dismantling of hetero-patriarchal, colonial, and militaristic histories that define how outer space is understood in the greater American consciousness. He presents the possibility of a space imaginary that poetically mutates these narratives into boundless queer explorations.

Monte Vista Projects
1206 Maple Ave #523
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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