Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles

Samuel Freeman

2639 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA



Danny Jauregui: My artistic practice centers on investigating the role documentary photography historically played in the oppression of queer Americans. If traditional modes of “recording” require presence, where does that leave a population that was legally and socially forced into hiding? If a population was forced to be invisible (closeted), how did they get “recorded”?

Given this forced invisibility an “artifact deficit” exists within queer history and my work creates “substitute” artifacts as a way of calling attention to the void the very substitutes are intended to fill. Ultimately I am proposing new forms of “documenting”, deeming traditional forms insufficient at capturing loss, absence, and invisibility.

Danny Jauregui, MisRemembered Structure #15, 2015, Acrylic, enamel, and human hair on canvas, 30 x 44 in
Danny Jauregui, MisRemembered Structure #2
2016, Enamel and human hair on canvas, 38 x 42 in
Danny Jauregui, Exhausted, 2016, Human hair, yarn, chain, lightbulbs, 8 x 53 x 3 in
Danny Jauregui, Disguised Ruins, 2016, Artist book, 11 x 16.5 in., Edition 2+1AP
Danny Jauregui, Hyperion Baths, 2016, Video, 33 x 57 in., Edition 3+2AP
Danny Jauregui, Piss Elegant / Some Motorcycle, 2016, Graphite on paper, 24 x 19 in