"In West Hollywood" is an exhibition of artwork by Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman, installed as part of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program
It remains on view during regular library hours at the West Hollywood Library from August 23, 2017 to March 15, 2018.
Ramiro Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who have since become US citizens. He briefly attended the California Institute for the Arts before leaving to take work as a live-in nanny with a West Hollywood family, an experience that did much to inform his subsequent artistic practice.
Gomez’s work is known for addressing issues of immigration and making visible the “invisible” labor forces that keep the pools, homes, and gardens of Los Angeles in such pristine condition. He has been a resident of the City of West Hollywood for many years, and the images he sees in the neighborhood regularly inspire his new work.
David Feldman is a photographer and filmmaker who has documented many of Ramiro Gomez’s art installations. Originally from Philadelphia, he graduated with a Film & Media Arts degree from Temple University. He began his professional career in the film and television industry working on projects such as True Blood and Getting On. His short film Los Olvidados documented Ramiro Gomez’s artistic process before, during and after installing an art installation in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, and was the winner of the Oxford Film Festival in 2015.