Comprised of artists Cristobal Martinez and Kade L. Twist, the interdisciplinary art collective Postcommodity functions as a shared Indigenous lens through which to make sense of the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing forces of the 21st century.
At LAXART, Postcommodity will create and promote a space for constructive discourse that challenges the very social, political, and economic processes that are destabilizing communities in Los Angeles. They will invite five of the city’s leading lowrider car painters—skilled artists technically adapt at pin-striping—to each claim a column of the gallery space and trick it out with a custom paint job of their own specifications. During this process, the artist will conduct a series of closed-door meetings with the various stakeholders of these five artistic communities to connect their narratives with those of the broader public and economic sphere.
Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014), among others. The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA; 18th Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, AUS; 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Art in General, New York, NY; documenta14, Athens, GR and Kassel, DE.