FX is proud to announce Kindred: A Gallery Through Time – a two-day, multimedia gallery show inspired by the new original series FX’s Kindred. The free installation will be held at Band of Vices (5351 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016) and open to the public from 12pm – 4pm on Thursday December 8th and 10am-5pm on Friday December 9th. FX’s Kindred premieres Tuesday December 13th with all eight episodes streaming on Hulu.
Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on “Dana James” (Mallori Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time. She emerges at a nineteenth-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family. An interracial romance threads through Dana’s past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.
To mirror the time-traveling experience of Dana, FX’s Kindred: A Gallery Through Time will transport viewers between modern day Los Angeles and the nineteenth-century Southern United States. Upon entering the gallery space, visitors will begin their journey in the present with a selection of works on view by emerging Black artists and designers. FX collaborated with Band of Vices, a Black-owned art gallery in the heart of the West Adams Arts District, to select eight artists whose work explores themes of Afrofuturism, duality, identity, and time. Artists include Chelle Barbour (chellebarbour.com), Monica Ikegwu (monicaikegwu.com), Paula DeJoie (pauladejoie.com), Tiffany Conway-Cornelius (@projectgetfree), Ron Bass (@iam_ronbass) and Joseph Brandon (@josephbrandonart) who are on display at Sole Folks Art Lab (@solefolks), Upendo of Align Gallery (@align_gallery), and Ronald Jackson (@ronald_jackson_artworks) from the collection of Liza Vassell. The multimedia art presentation will also include a live-plant installation by Amorette Brooms (@queen_losangeles) in collaboration with Kristen Gordon (@kristhetic_) and a selection of handbags by CISE (@cise.store), a Black-owned Los Angeles-based clothing line whose mission is to support the Black community through their creations. Guests of the private event will also experience a live painting from Upendo that will be on display during the gallery’s public hours.
The second room will transport guests back in time to the nineteenth-century Southern United States with lush greenery provided by Queen Los Angeles and a presentation of historic culinary items selected by James Beard Award-nominated restaurant Post & Beam. Displayed on a grand center table in the middle of the room, guests can explore the origins of Southern cuisine with a selection of ingredients and cooking tools.
Following the activation, Post & Beam will feature a special pre-fixe menu inspired by FX’s Kindred at their Baldwin Hills restaurant, as well as printed recipe cards for guests to bring home a taste of Kindred. The special menu will be served during dinner service on Friday December 9th – Sunday December 11th.
“With Kindred: A Gallery Through Time, we wanted to create an experience that would honor the genius of Octavia E. Butler’s seminal work and celebrate Black artists working across various media that are telling inspired stories of their own,” says Kenya Hardaway, Senior Vice President, Integrated Promotions – Multi-Platform Marketing at FX. “We welcome guests to explore the space where, along with our collaborators, we’ve curated moments that play into themes from Kindred and transport guests through art.”
FX’s Kindred: A Gallery Through Time is a free, public gallery installation. Guests must register for a free ticket prior to attending using the link below https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fxs-kindred-a-gallery-through-time-tickets-476770542527
Kindred: A Gallery Through Time
Presented by FX
Thursday, December 8th from 12pm – 4pm
Friday, December 9th from 10am – 5pm
Band of Vices
5351 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Reservations are required for this complimentary gallery experience. Fans can register for a free ticket using the link HERE.