CalArts alumna Ambar Navarro (Film/Video BFA 15) makes elaborate and eye-catching feminist art about our ever-evolving relationship with technology. The artist’s first solo show, Compare You To Me, opened Dec. 3 at Chinatown’s Leimin Space and runs through Dec 26.
Compare You To Me is designed to look and feel like the recognizable sanctuary-for-machines interior of an Apple store. This is not the first time Navarro has used Apple as a basis for her work. Her 2015 piece, iCare, is an online project documenting actual conversations between the artist and Apple Care specialists that morph from technology and into their personal lives. iCare can be viewed online at NewHive.
Compare You To Me presents new work by the artist as well as prints for sale, which feature portraits of model and Instagram influencer Bianca Alexa, as well as artists Arvida Byström, Schelsey Mahammadie-Sabet and Brittney Scott.
Earlier this year, Scott, Byström and Navarro collaborated together in a group show called QWERTY, Flirty and Crying, which was an exploration of their experiences being female on the Internet. Artist Mahammadie-Sabet is also the director of Leimin Space. Her current curatorial focus is the production of shows for female-identified artists.
Ambar Navarro: Compare You to Me
443 Lei Min Way, Los Angeles