Gallery 62 reopened in April 2021. Thank you to all our members and supporters for being patient and flexible as our community worked through the pandemic. We will be resuming regular programming in May 2021. Please read our call for work for more information about how you can share your work in our gallery.
Respect: Expressions of Grief and Hope | On view: April 3 – May 1, 2021
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Gallery 62 | 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Suite H, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Respect: Expressions of Grief and Hope is an open invitation to all community members and visitors to come together at Gallery 62 to reflect on the continuation of hate crimes and white supremacy in America. Experiential art installations have been created for this memorial to honor the victims, past and present, of oppression and exploitation. To pay respect and honor the lives of those affected by hate-motivated violence, you are encouraged to contribute with your presence, attention, prayers, flowers, notes, candles, ribbons and artwork. The memorial will evolve throughout the month of April as ideas, participation, and support are woven into the fabric of the residency.
The goal of this presentation isn’t to provide answers but to present an evolving space for people to explore and process, with the understanding that this is just one among many ways that education, growth, connection, and healing can and should exist in our community. We stand in solidarity with those currently suffering due to acts of hate and discrimination and believe all beings deserve to live life without fear of systemic violence. This memorial seeks to acknowledge a tragic dysfunction in our society and to promote mutual cross-cultural respect and kindness. This project was conceived by a group of artists that acknowledge our privilege to present this creative action. We will continue to support the work needed to build a better future. During exhibition hours funds will be collected to donate to Desert Communities United, a collective providing mutual aid to BIPOC and unhoused communities in the high and low deserts of southern California.
Gallery 62 will be open Saturdays April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 and May 1 from 9am-1pm. Hours may expand based on community involvement as this concept shifts and makes space for those that would like to participate. For details about how you can participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respect everyone’s health and wear masks and honor social distance while present in this space.