In 1986, 7 million people created a human chain as part of the Hands Across America campaign to raise money to fight homelessness and hunger. New York artist Matt Keegan wanted to respond to that event and, last spring, he took a road trip from New York to New Mexico, making sculptural casts of the hands of mayors and people he met along the way. His current solo exhibition at Anna Helwing Gallery, titled Now’s the Time, includes those cast hands and explores the general correlations between what was going on in 1986 and the contemporary climate. Now’s the Time opened in Los Angeles’ Culver City on September 6th.
Keegan and Anna Helwing Gallery have also organized a series of events, including lectures and performances, to accompany the exhibition. Visit Anna Helwing Gallery online to get a full list of events and times.