I Come From Where the Palm Tree Grows//De Donde Crece La Palma

Dear All,

LATlab is pleased to present I Come From Where the Palm Tree Grows//De Donde Crece La Palma, an exhibition curated by Molly Surazhsky, featuring the work of Gabriel Sosa, Mari Claudia García Ruiz, Jahaira Ríos de Galvéz, Norberto Rodriguez, Alexandra de Leon, Jorge Ravelo, and Dracula (Eli Oviedo, Dorys Bello, Juan Campuzano). 


Opening Reception: Friday June 16th , 7-10PM 

Dracula performance: 8:30PM 


1933 S. Broadway

11th floor, suite 1150



The show will remain open until July 8th with Wednesday public hours between 7-10PM.


Colonial Witchcraft Cocktails will be prepared & served by Alexandra de Leon.




My Dear Sweet,


Don’t crumple my letter, don’t hide it in the depths of your drawer, don’t tear it, and please don’t delete it.


Civil War, Revolución, American Imperialism, Soviet Russia, Período Especial, Patriarchy, the Medical Industrial Complex, Anthropocentric disaster, Neoliberalism, Neo-Nationalism, the rise of the global Right Wing and the spectacle of it all ceases to control us. We transgress, puncturing holes into the fabric of the systems that attempt to control our homes, our outer and inner lives, our lovers, our children, our brothers, sisters, our wildness, creating little specks of luminous light to dance in, until we nearly forget.


A taxi driver said that all of Cuba comes to the Malecón to fall in love. So why didn’t you let me place my face within the sweat, sticky groove of your neck where I could lay my gentle kiss?


This is a show about love existing, fighting, surviving and goddamn prevailing through the systems that enrage and attempt to control bodies in time, space, and place.


This is a subtle scream; the whisper in your ear that comes right before the kiss.