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Gut Friends

Show Dates: June 28 – August 5, 2018
Opening Reception: June 30 4-6 PM, Porch Gallery Ojai

Nevine Mahmoud,Braid tunnel, 2017. Portuguese marble, calcite, onyx, aluminum, steel wire. 28 x 20 x 5 inches

Nevine Mahmoud,Braid tunnel, 2017. Portuguese marble, calcite, onyx, aluminum, steel wire. 28 x 20 x 5 inches


Porch Gallery Ojai presents Gut Friends. Dining can be a performance, an impetus for gathering and a gesture of friendship. Like the 1970’s New York City restaurant FOOD that was designed to bring the artistic community together, Gut Friends is an art smorgasbord that invites artists to a shared table celebrating a dynamic and ever-expanding community. The show will feature works by Kelly Akashi, Niki Ford, Rochele Gomez, Patrick Jackson, Cole M. James, David Leggett, Grant Levy-Lucero, Nick Lowe, Lila De Magalhaes, Nevine Mahmoud, and Ry Rocklen. Niki Ford’s installation will be activated by a performance in collaboration with Rachel Burgos during the opening reception on Saturday, June 30. Gut Friends is curated by Ry Rocklen, and Frederick Janka, Executive Director of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

This exhibition is in partnership with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and will be a part of the organization’s annual Art Prize weekend in Ojai, California. The Art Prize is an unrestricted cash gift and exhibition project awarded by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Ry Rocklen is the 2018 Art Prize recipient.