A Place in the Sun: Picturing California
A Place in the Sun: Picturing California, which opened yesterday in Los Angeles as part of the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and in association with Hi-Lite, and WSTRNCV Magazine showcases some brilliant quirky and thought-provoking images of life in LA.
Curated by Audrey Landreth, the group exhibit showcases a selection of images by LA based photographers. All images of California by artists who have chosen to live and work here. Together, the images comprise an honest portrait, one interpretation, of California …as a place of promise. Promises fulfilled, promises deferred, and promises denied.
Participating photographers include: Emily Shur, Bryce Duffy, Jordon Nuttall, Angie Smith, Sam Comen, Dan Monick, Kurt Iswarienko, J. Wesley Brown, Katrina Dickson, Yoko Kanayama, Jesse Chehak, Alex Hoerner, Alex Tehrani, Jeff Minton, Williams & Hirakawa, Osceola Refetoff, Chad Ress, Gregg Segal, Reuben Cox, Darcy Hemley, Pascal Shirley, Ture Lillegraven, and DJ Rare Matthew.
One of the photographers Sam Comen explains:
“Here in L.A., at the locus of the entertainment industry, crisp lighting and saturated colors elevate celebrities to icons… It’s in this context that I apply those same photographic motifs to everyday people in the environments that define them, holding them up, casting them as lead characters.”
A Place in The Sun: Picturing California takes place from 22 April – 6 May
For Further details see Month Of Photography