Cannabis as Art
Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 - 9:00
Featuring artwork by:
Genesis 4:20 Collective, Raymond Sandoval, Gregory Bojorquez, Richard
Hunter Jackson, Bryan Barnes, Cliff Maynard, Jamie Green, Chris Lissner,
Henry Hemp, Mike Tucker, Sex Artiste, Art Weeks, and Renfield.
Curated by Rick Castro.
Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in america,
and perhaps the world continues it's tradition of bring fetish to
the mainstream with it's new exhibit -
420 ~ Cannabis as Art.
Cannabis has long been used for fiber (hemp), for medicinal purposes,
and as a recreational drug.
There has been considerable interest in its use for the treatment
of a number of conditions, including glaucoma, AIDS wasting, neuropathic
pain, treatment of spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis,
and chemotherapy-induced nausea. A recent study has also concluded
that cannabinoids found in Cannabis might have the ability to prevent
Alzheimer's disease. THC has been shown to reduce arterial blockages.
Currently he FDA does facilitate scientific investigations into
the medical uses of cannabis.
Cannabis is a popular recreational drug around the world, only
behind alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.
In the United States alone, it is believed that over 100 million
Americans have tried Cannabis, with an additional 25 million Americans
using it within the past year.
According to the UK medical journal The Lancet, Cannabis has a lower
rate of dependence compared to both nicotine and alcohol, and any
Cannabis withdrawal symptoms are typically mild and are never life-threatening.
Cannabis has being referred to in India as "food of the gods",
eventually becoming a ritual part of the Hindu festival of Holi.
In Buddhism, cannabis has been used in meditation and regarded as
a holy plant since 500 BC. Shamanic use of Cannabis in China has
been dated to at least 1000 BC.
Anointing oils mentioned in Exodus are said to contain Cannabis.
Sufis have used Cannabis in a spiritual context since the thirteenth
In modern times the Rastafari movement has embraced Cannabis as
Cannabis as art & fetish
The fervor and devotion for cannabis throughout history can now
be summed up with imagery and artworks depicting the ongoing passion
and debate for cannabis.
About the gallery:
Antebellum Gallery is located in the heart of downtown
Hollywood. The term antebellum is Latin for"before war".
While it commonly refers to a more romantic Gone With the Wind
era, we find ourselves again today with American culture at odds
with political / religious / social agendas that threaten to blow
the lid off its foundations at any given moment.
Steeped in Victorian nuances with a salon style, Antebellum is intended
as a hybrid of artistic, cultural, and political iconoclasm.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00
PM - 7:00 PM
-- or by appointment.
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028 · Map ·
Antebellum Gallery Website