Páll Haukur Björnsson | Ms Barbers Gallery, Los Angeles
Ms Barbers Gallery, 5370 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90016
Opened January 7th 2017
Runs through February 4th 2017
Organized by Conor Fields
The artists in this exhibition create their own flags by mining their personal, political, and cultural histories. They’re not quite like any other flag you’ve seen. Rather than cloth these flags are made of paper and felt and aluminum. They do not billow in the wind, but these are our flags.
One guy says “Why, I’m free to sleep
Where it says Keep Off The Grass!”
And a cop says, “Sure! An’ me, I’m free
To kick your lousy ass!”
The sun shoots down on many a head,
Some bushy and some bald
But away up high the stars and stripes
Waves on above us all
Páll Haukur (b. 1981) lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, The University of Iceland, and received an MFA from CalArts, Los Angeles in 2013.
Ms Barbers is an artist run gallery.