LOVE 20/20 PRESS RELEASE

Gold Bug is excited to announce the upcoming exhibit LOVE 20/20, a group show and auction to generate funds, awareness and support for the ACLU of Southern California, an organization working to protect and defend the civil liberties of all people. The proceeds from this auction will be donated to the ACLU of Southern California.

Gold Bug Gallery has provided 20 artists with the same blank canvas on which to work, a heart-shaped porcelain sculpture designed and fabricated in Italy by Elica Studio.  Representing some of today’s most exciting artists and innovators, the participants of this show hail from a multitude of disciplines, ranging from fine art painting to special effects prosthetic production, taxidermy to mechanical design, and sculpture to photomontage mixed media work.  At first glance, an unexpected grouping of artists, but upon further examination, they are bound intimately together by their curiosity for the natural word, their sensitivity and caring, and the mastery of their art form. The repeated heart shape in the show draws attention to each piece's commonality, while accentuating the beauty in each of their unique alteration. The collection as a whole represents a broad swath of contemporary surrealist work, asking the viewer to reconsider what they know about the genre today. 

Participating Artists 
Listed in alphabetical order by first name

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Brooke Weston
Drew Struzan
Elica Studio
Jennybird Alcantara
Jessicka Addams
John Griswold
Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez
Kelley Benes
Kristina Drake
Laura Kramer
Liz Huston
Michael Campbell
Peter Han
Roberto Benavidez
Rooted and Stitched
Sasha Camacho
Tom Haney
Travis DeMello
Vincent Van Dyke

ACLU of Southern California
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California works to defend the civil liberties of all people as enshrined in the U.S.  Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Through litigation, policy advocacy, media advocacy, and organizing, it fights to secure and protect the civil rights of all people    namely women, youth, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, immigrants and refugees, members of minority religions, people with disabilities, people experiencing poverty or homelessness, and people who are incarcerated.
www.aclusocal.org

Presented by Gold Bug at 34 East Union Street (on Kendall Alley), Pasadena, CA 91103
& online at www.goldbugpasadena.com

Exhibition on view:  October 23 - November 27, 2020
Auction goes live:  5pm on Friday, October 23, 2020
Auction ends:  5pm on Friday, November 27, 2020

Gallery Viewing Hours:  Thursday-Tuesday 11am-5pm
* 4 people allowed in the gallery at a time on a first come, first served basis.  Masks required at all times.  No appointment necessary.