Join us for the exhibition opening of our second Featured Artist of 2019, photographer Wednesday Aja. Wednesday is known for documenting modern day subcultures and exploring themes of custom, costume, and community. Her photographs and graphic design work reverberate with the inherent human need for escape and play. Aja’s images invite the viewer into an inverted Land of Oz, one where the imagination ignites in black and white, in the space between light and shadow.
Aja’s current projects include “Troupes and Tribes” and “Pin Up Side Down”, both of which center on the gender, identity, and gravity-defying subcultures of Drag, Burlesque, and Circus. In this exhibition at Hotel Figueroa, all three subjects hang together as explorations of the self’s relationship to masque, costume, and unbridled expressions of personhood.
After viewing Wednesday’s work in our Artist’s Alley, join us in Tangier for a live burlesque show produced by Empowerment in Heels.
Free, 21 and up, no-host bar, seating is first-come, first-served.