January 20 - March 4, 2022
GLENDALE, CA— Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present Human Like You: Confronting the Homeless Crisis, an exhibition that sheds light on the ever-burgeoning homeless epidemic. Los Angeles County is home to a staggering 64,000 unhoused people, and this number is growing.
ReflectSpace confronts the crisis by showcasing the work of two artists with extensive careers working with individuals dealing with trauma. Unable to ignore the ubiquitous presence of people living on the streets, photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin with his camera and artist Stuart Perlman, Ph.D., with his paintbrush, create portraits and images of people experiencing homelessness in their environment.
Through image and personal testimony, Human Like You tells compelling stories of how people from all walks of life became unhoused and how they are coping. The journeys portrayed are harrowing, extraordinary, and tragic. Human Like You provides a glimpse into the lives of those afflicted by job loss, mental illness, substance abuse, tragedy, and domestic violence and implores the viewer to empathize and contemplate a solution to this crisis.
About the Artists
Stuart Perlman, Ph.D. has been a psychologist and psychoanalyst for over 40 years. In addition, Stuart has painted and interviewed over 250 homeless individuals, illuminating their humanity. Fine Art Connoisseur magazine calls these portraits, “Great Art Worldwide.” This project has been covered internationally, including Los Angeles Times and Guardian of London, and seen in 60 exhibitions. The National Association for Advancement of Psychoanalysis awarded his documentary Struggle in Paradise, based on this project, “Best Movie.” Stuart was LACPA’s “Social Justice Award” winner and was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Many portraits are in his new book, Open Your Heart Through Art.
Jeffrey A. Wolin is Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of Photography at Indiana University. His photographs have been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including solo shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, International Center of Photography in New York, George Eastman Museum in Rochester, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and group exhibitions at MoMA, Whitney Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The exhibition includes resources for individuals seeking services in Glendale and Los Angeles County.
Human Like You:Confronting the Homeless Crisis is on view January 20 - March 4, 2022 and is open to the public during regular library hours.
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Fridays & Saturdays, 9am-6pm
Sunday, 1pm - 6pm