Slash – Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Lacey Lennon

Lacey Lennon, Sudden and noiseless (detail), 2022, Archival Pigment Print, 7.25 x 9.66 inches. Edition of 5, 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist.
 Natalia Lassalle-Morillo / Lacey Lennon

Curated by Amanda Nudelman

January 16 – March 23, 2024 
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 16, 5 – 8pm
Curator walkthrough at 5pm

Why did I never see it for what it was: 
abundance. Two families, two different
kitchen tables, two sets of rules, two
creeks, two highways, two stepparents
with their fish tanks or eight tracks or
cigarette smoke or expertise in recipes or
reading skills. I cannot reverse it, the record
scratched and stopping to that original
chaotic track. But let me say, I was taken
back and forth on Sundays and it was not easy
but I was loved each place. And so I have
two brains now. Two entirely different brains.
The one that always misses where I’m not,
the one that is so relieved to finally be home.—Ada Limón, 

Joint Custody
Joint Custody features works by artists Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Lacey Lennon that center frameworks of performance as tools to (re)examine personal histories. Scripts are saved things: memories revisited as dialogue, setting, and action. The dynamic between actor, director, and camera is a mechanism for negotiating the entangled relationships of daughters and mothers, the tension between our interior emotions and the selves we perform in public. Each take is a conversation that allows the scene to unfold differently. A reciprocal opportunity to rewrite a narrative that once felt fixed or to reveal latent ones.

Continue reading Amanda Nudelman’s full curatorial statement and learn more about each artist included in the exhibition here.

Joint Custody, curated by Amanda Nudelman, is the eleventh in a series of exhibitions in the main gallery at / (Slash), each organized by an independent Bay Area-based curator. Please join us for a walkthrough of the exhibition with curator Amanda Nudelman and artist Lacey Lennon at 5pm on January 16, 2024.We’re excited to announce that Bulls in the City, a site-specific installation by Sun Park, inspired by a story they wrote when they were eight, opens in /room/ alongside Joint Custody in the main gallery. Learn more here. The exhibition was juried by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im and will be on view through March 23, 2024.

An Opera of Whispers, curated by Margaret Tedesco, continues to be on view in our library through  March 23, 2024. Works by Joy Episalla, Suzanne Silver, and Sivan Silver-Swartz create an archive of marks and sound capturing fugitive moments and construct a network of language patterns open to multiple readings. Read Tedesco’s full curatorial statement and learn more about each featured artist here.
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