laub & Sarita Dougherty

the love in our belly

September 24 - October 29, 2016

the love in our belly

seeds left in the middle of spring
placed in the palms of my hands
cupped together
a sliver of space where they meet

in the summer
seeds slip through the silver
incandescent womb
where the spirits sleep

in the sleep there is a dream
one exhale of nine solar months
one full moan of countless ancestral cycles
only the soil can hear

i like whispering
into the labyrinth of
(y)our (y)ear
where the sweet elixir
of listening, pours
into the sliver where
radical chemistry falls
toward THE M( )( )N
she births the stars that shake
the sleeping spirits sing

in full extension
toes pointed forward
with my foot half a circle
i draw into the soil
another silver imprinted

a ceremony
that knows no time
the water chimes
to the golden love in our belly

-iris yirei hu

laub is an artist living and working in Los Angeles using glass, video, drawing, performance and music. laub pulls traditions from an idealist, southern, christian upbringing and meshes this together with a colorful, queer, angst to construct and deconstruct patterns of Utopia. laub graduated with an MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 and with a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. laub studied Design at Bornholm School of Glass and Ceramics in Denmark in 2009. If you have any questions please call laub at 562.583.5773.

Sarita Dougherty maps cosmologies. She seeks to transfer the healing qualities of color, symbol, pattern and plant through paint. Her work elaborates on concepts tucked into the details of daily life and in the growth of habitats with people. It speaks folk and fine, city and campo, contemporary and traditional, intellectual and intuitive, spirit and science. She paints material, stories, and intangible moments of the place to understand it (and herself) better. Her home is the seed and field-site for a (postnational) culture that coincides with the time and rhythm of the earth, in order to sustain life. Sarah is a 2020 PhD Candidate with the Postnational Department of Transcultural Youth, holds an MFA from UCLA and teaches Cosmology as Creative Practice and Liberatory Lines: Drawing to transform self and society with the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands. Raised in the South with Bolivian, Cajun and Irish roots, she currently builds with her partner and baby on a mountain in Tongva land; Los Angeles.