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    Artist-in-residence Nikita Gale and VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens engage in a gallery conversation surrounding Gale’s work in EASY LISTENING. Los Angeles-based artist Nikita Gale makes work that visually articulates the mechanics of sound and points to the intertwined histories of politics and “the crowd.” EASY LISTENING considers how the new or unfamiliar can quickly become normalized and mainstream, shedding potency or radicality along the way. Everyday materials, such as concrete or music categorized as “easy listening,” fade into the background, droning within the structures of contemporary life.

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