On July 22nd, 2019, a one-day exhibition was organized (New Works|Same Friends) in which a project tiled opencase-access was displayed at a gallery located off of Crenshaw Blvd. Concieved of as an effort to archive a group of Los Angeles based artists, opencase-access is a ongoing project to document the varied practices of Los Angeles based artists through the documentation of their possessions, art or not. On July 22nd from 6-9 p.m., 18 artists occupied the shelves of a found bookcase, which held the objects long enough to be viewed and documented.
opencase-access includes a curated collection of belongings from close friends of 'the' artist. The project is both a tribute to the artist’s father (who collected notes and photographs from his family & friends and took them everywhere he went inside of a suitcase) and an attempt to celebrate the memory of those closest to the artist via their offerings to a collective and temporary altar. The once transient collection of memories can be permanently viewed
Participants include: Emily Baker, Sally Chung, Margarita Danielyants, Chloe Diaz, Anna Eisnman, Rafa Esparza, Carlson Hatton, Lizette Hernandez, Catrina Mendonza, Jaime Munoz, Derek Prado, Jimmy Saldivar, Sunny Samuel, Omar Solorio, Janet Solval, Nadia Talley, Camille Wong, Dajin Yoon