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Mirame Bien, A Group Show at Charlie James Gallery, opens June 9th

A new group exhibition opens June 9, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at the Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Rudy "Bleu" Garcia, the show includes artists Valerie J. Bower, texas isaiah, Arlene Mejorado, Desilu Muñoz, Julio Salgado, and Martin Sorrondeguy.

Mirame Bien offers the work of six artists who document their own lives through a familiar and intimate gaze. Rejecting the historical trope of the “objective lens” in photojournalism or of the outsider looking in, the artists in this exhibition are very much a part of the communities they document.  Each artist represents their reality through their own lens, representing their respective Black, POC and Queer communities. This work displays the bonds, trust and comfort between the photographers and subjects. Mirame Bien refutes the tradition of exploitative art practices that display Black, POC and Queer bodies often or only depicted by white artists. By documenting their own world, they take back control of the record of their own histories.

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Mirame Bien runs in conjunction with To Return, a solo exhibition by Shizu Saldomando.