LOS ANGELES, CA, January 17, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Carole A. Feuerman’s bronze monumental sculpture called “DurgaMa Buddha” is part of a group show at INTO ACTION! (www.into-action.us). The event is ongoing at 1726 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA is a celebration of community power + cultural resistance, bringing together hundreds of the nation's top artists, activists and influencers for provocative installations, panels, workshops and performances. The nine-day festival of unprecedented scale opened in Downtown L.A. on Saturday, Jan. 13 with a performance by the Black Eyed Peas and will run to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, to shine a light on injustices and galvanize the powerless to resist oppression and reclaim hope. INTO ACTION! falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and marks the one-year anniversary of both the presidential inauguration and the Women’s March.
Carole A. Feuerman’s sculpture “DurgaMa Buddha” evokes the power of women in regeneration and rebirth. Durga is an aspect of Devi from the Shakti tradition of Hinduism, a warrior and creator goddess. She is love. She is invincible. She is woman, caring and affectionate. Feuerman contrasts the power and ferocity of the goddess by depicting her at peace in a swimsuit, as if she is in a moment of relief, of balance and recovery after her battles. Feuerman chose this work for the festival as a reminder that being able to practice self-love is vital to avoid the burn out that comes with the constant struggle of resistance.
[Feuerman's sculpture is] a reminder that being able to practice self-love is vital to avoid the burn out that comes with the constant struggle of resistance.
Into-Action.us is taking place in a 40,000-sq. ft. raw space has transformed into a gallery and Carole Feuerman’s work is included with artists such as Andrea Bowers, Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas, Ernesto Yerena, Dread Scott, Glenn Kaino, Edgar Arceneaux, Emory Douglas, Frohawk Two Feathers, Ken Gonzales-Day, Mary Iverson, Michael Murphy, Patrick Martinez, Robbie Conal, Sam Durant, Sherin Guirgus, Swoon, Zoe Buckman among many others. Installations have been commissioned to deliver important messages that illustrate the overall themes and collective values of the event such as: Justice is a Human Right, Together We Rise, No Human is Illegal and No Human Should Feel Unsafe, This Moment - In History, Manifesting Solutions, and Love, Peace, and Empathy to engage the public and drive social commentary with powerful imagery.
Other notable participants and speakers include the musicians John Legend and Will.I.Am, leaders like Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and Trans Latina Coalition president Bamby Salceda, along with other notable figures in the world of art and activism.
INTO ACTION will continue this week with events including a printmaking workshop with Boyle Height based Self-Help Graphics & Art Thursday to prepare for the anniversary rally of the Women’s March and a conversation with John Legend and Bryan Stevenson on criminal justice in Los Angeles on Friday. After the Women’s March Rally at Pershing Square on Saturday, NationBuilder will host a panel about the emotional, economic, and societal costs of the leadership gap facing women and what can be done about it.
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