World 1 for Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund
All proceeds from the sale of Sayre Gomez's World 1, edition No. 15, will go towards the Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund by GlobalGiving.
When you buy this print edition, you help fund local nonprofit agencies and emergency medical workers’ ability to provide food, shelter and medicine, among other necessities.
As needs in Turkey and Syria evolve, GlobalGiving states they will prioritize longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted areas. Moreover, this organization has a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator with a 98% score for the Accountability & Finance beacon.
World 1 is an edition based on a painting (2019) of the same name.
In World 1, a decaying billboard stands tall as the sunset's soft and warm tones begin to fade, and the purple hues make way for the night sky.
Gomez uses hyperreal painting techniques to address themes of representation and visuality. His paintings, sculptures, and videos adopt the visual vernacular of Los Angeles, drawing on the postmodern mashup of urban sprawl, car culture, and natural beauty inherent to contemporary L.A.
Sayre Gomez (b. 1982 , Chicago, US) holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Broad, Los Angeles; the Peréz Art Museum, Miami; the mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; among others. Sayre Gomez lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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