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Photographs by Ellie Zenhari, and We Will Be Heard: Work by CSUDH Students

April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibitions Feature LA Living Spaces: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari and We Will Be
Heard: Works by CSU Dominguez Hills Students

April 23- May 30; opening reception, Sunday, April 30, 12-4 p.m.

LA Living Spaces: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari, and We Will Be Heard: Work by
CSUDH Students will be on display from April 23, 2017 at the Angels Gate Cultural
Center and continue through May 30, 2017.

Zenhari’s solo exhibition, LA Living Spaces, includes photographs focusing on San Pedro,
Wilmington and the Los Angeles Port and its environmental impact on the surrounding
cities. Curated by Martabel Wasserman, Curator of Community Engagement at Angels
Gate, Zenhari’s new series, LA Living Spaces, builds on her original visual photo
narrative, The Toxic Port Project. Zenhari continues to explore environmental justice
issues in these photographs. The photographs are organized into three areas: The Old
Port, Housing and Environment, and Labor and Refineries. Her ongoing photography
series on the Los Angeles Port is part of a collaboration (2014) between the Art & Design
Department and Dr. Vivian Price, Labor Studies, CSU Dominguez Hills. Dr. Price, an
activist on environmental justice and labor studies, will write all the accompanying
educational text for Zenhari’s exhibit.

In Spring 2014, Professor Zenhari developed The “San Pedro Port Project” emphasizing
the concept of solitude, commodity and pollution in the port of Los Angeles through
imagery, and these photographs, along with photographs by her students, were
exhibited at the Angels Gate Cultural Center. Besides participating in the solo exhibit,
“Watts Now: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari” she was also co-curator of “Portraits of the
Human Experience” in the University Art Gallery, CSUDH in 2015, and “Watts Now: A
Student Exhibition” which was held in 2016 in the University Library Cultural Art Center

The exhibit of CSUDH student work, We Will Be Heard, includes photographs of the Los
Angeles Port and its inherent environmental issues by students. Also on display will be
Subvertisement posters, where student designers have subverted advertising to focus
on social justice issues, zines designed by students as part of the DH Art Collective and
curated by student Allison Garcia, Reality T.V. Creative Pitch Decks from four reality
series being developed by students, and selected paintings, drawings and mixed media
sculptures by students from the Art and Design Studio Art classes.

Sunday, April 30
Exhibition Programs
LA Living Spaces exhibit tour, 1:00 p.m., led by Photographer Ellie Zenhari, Assistant
Professor, Art and Design Department, CSUDH, and Dr. Vivian Price, Associate
Professor, Labor Studies, CSUDH. Ellie Zenhari will discuss her current series on the LA
Port in the exhibit, LA Living Spaces. Her photographic concepts include The Old Port,
Housing and Environment, and Labor and Refineries. Dr. Vivian Price will discuss the LA
Port workers, unions and the environmental justice issues of the port complex for the
surrounding neighborhoods.
Dr. Vivian Price entered the academic world after considerable experience as a worker
in factories, refineries, and as a union electrician. As both a researcher and an activist in
the field of Labor Studies, she also is active in environmental justice issues in Los
Angeles, especially in the community of Watts and the cities of San Pedro and

CSUDH Student Dance Performance, 2:30 pm, Refill Please, Choreographer: Mayra
Pedraza, Dancers: Mayra Pedraze, Lily Cabrera, Zantino Bustos, presented in conjunction
with the CSUDH Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Dance Program, Marco Carreon,
Adjunct Faculty.
The exhibition’s opening celebration corresponds with Open Studios Day | Spring, a
celebration of the different facets of Angels Gate Cultural Center. 50 artists studios will
have their doors open. In addition, there will be a showcase of community class
performances and workshops for all ages. In Main Gallery I, Knockdown Dash by Nicole
Capps and James McCarthy addresses gentrification through an exploration of the
aesthetics of stucco in different Los Angeles neighborhoods. In Main Gallery II, John
Hulsey’s Broken Ground explores histories and the present of development through
mixed media collaborative installations.


April 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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