JUNE 4 – JULY 16, 2022

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 16th 5:00 to 8:30 PM

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce VIAN SORA: Subduction, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from June 4 through July 16, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 4th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Subduction comes from the Latin, “sub” meaning “under” and “ducere”, “to pull”, and refers to the geological process in which a colliding tectonic plate sinks under another and is recycled back into the Earth’s mantle. The extreme pressure from this natural event causes earthquakes, leaving the surrounding areas in a constant state of volatility. Sora likens this force to the instability of her native Iraq, a nation in flux due to decades of conflict – which incidentally, like the Pacific Ring of Fire, is a subduction zone. Sora believes society oscillates within a cycle of chaos and regeneration. Like nature’s ability to replenish beauty amongst the detritus, we too emerge from the aftermath to rebuild, overcoming strife, to survive.