Art Break: A materialist history of contagion

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Candice Lin, 'System for a Stain,' 2016. Wood, glass jars, cochineal, poppy seeds, metal castings, water, tea, sugar, copper still, hot plate, ceramic vessels, mortar and pestle, Thames mud, jar, microbial mud battery, vinyl floor. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Gasworks. Courtesy the artist and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles. Photo by Andy Keate.  

Please join Walter Phillips Gallery staff for a tour of the exhibition, A materialist history of contagion.

In the exhibition, Los Angeles-based artist Candice Lin traces the material history of colors and their global circulation as exotic commodities entwined with the legacies of plantation economies and colonial expansion.