"The Fool's Journey" is the third part of BBQLA's yearlong migrating exhibition series afa (american fine arts). afa is a multilayered project that manifests as a growing exhibition which, in seven parts, shows the work of emerging artists from the United States, Canada and Mexico in artists-run and alternative spaces, and galleries throughout the US. What and where is America or what does it mean to be American are questions that runs through afa and will change in each of the locations the project is hosted in. Additionally, afa will be documented and responded to in a book that will come out with Not A Cult Press in 2019.
Artists in the show are: Skyler Bieberly, Andrea Marie Breiling, Kenneth Curwood, Harley Lafarrah Eaves, Jamie Felton, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Daniel Gibson, Sebastian Gladstone, Stephanie Rose Guerrero, Maria Guzman Capron, Casey Kauffmann, William Keihn, Koak, Brandon Landers, Maria Maea, April Martin, Bruna Massada, Kylen McMorran, Dustin Metz, Priscilla Petralie, Marisa Raygoza, Andrew Roberts, Jose Dejesus Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez, Camille Schefter, Kira Shewfelt, Alake Shilling, Emma Stern, Corri-Lynn Tetz, Ashley Wick
The Fool's Journey will travel to: BS Projects (Houston), Territory OKC (Oklahoma City), Living Arts (Tulsa), HAW Contemporary (Kansas City), Maple Street Construct (Omaha), Brit & Alex Lindsay (Minneapolis), G-CADD (Granite City), Fort Houston (Nashville), Sugar Space (Indianapolis), Anytime Dept. (Cincinnati).
This migrating exhibition will come to G-CADD on September 11, and will run through September 13.
Since their inception, BBQLA has been a migrating installation, though they have taken the last year and a half to focus on establishing their Los Angeles “gallery” location. In 2018 they are both continuing in LA while simultaneously relaunching their migrating installation with BBQLA’s american fine arts (afa) that, in seven parts, will travel from city to city and form a narrative in response to different current and historical events both locally and nationally.