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Text "Open Wide Your Hand: Christopher Chinn, Jason Leith. Green Art Gallery 08.29.22-10.04.22"; with detail image of painting "Echo Park" by Christopher Chin, showing green and blue tents in an encampment on the edge of Echo Park lake.

"Open Wide Your Hand"

Featuring artwork by: Christopher Chinn & Jason Leith

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ — Deuteronomy 15:11 (ESV)

OPEN WIDE YOUR HAND presents new works by artists Christopher Chinn and Jason Leith. Pushing against the societal tendency to look the other way, both artists use their studio practices to directly and personally engage with those who are homeless in our local communities — presenting the people and their makeshift living spaces as worthy of our sustained attention. Their humbly generous and ennobling posture challenges viewers to reconsider assumptions
about the current homelessness crisis, its proximity and ubiquity, and reflects a more fully integrated view of the city to include those who are unhoused as our marginalized neighbors living in the shadows.

Featuring artwork by:
Christopher Chinn & Jason Leith

On view: August 29 - October 4, 2022

Gallery Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
See also the reception calendar event listing.

Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Image credit: Echo Park (detail), 2022. By Christopher Chinn. 


Contact Jeff Rau, Gallery Director at:
(562) 944-0351 ext.5738

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