This Friday the OUT THERE exhibition opens at Gallery 825, and while I can't guarantee you'll get lucky, the always-exuberant affair is an LA Weekly Art Party Pick of the Week. This is the 3rd year running I have work in the open, juried show celebrating the LGBT experience in partnership with West Hollywood's Pride Month. Here's an image from last year's show:
Opening: Friday, June 12th, 5-9pm 825 N. La Cienega Blvd, LA 90069 ONE WEEK ONLY thru June 19th
Sign of Our Time – Trona, California – 2012First printed: 2014
I’ve stopped dozens of times to photograph this sign on the outskirts of Trona, California, a hundred-year-old mining town on the southern edge of Death Valley. Alas, the good people of Trona have since “restored” the sign, making it significantly less photogenic.
Sign of Our Time - Trona, CA - 2010
Friday is my seventh opening in two months, including BUNNYMANIA,REALITIES & CONCEPTSorganized by MOPLA and the Lucie Foundation, MAGIC AND REALISM with Bill Leigh Brewer (curated by Shana Nys Dambrot), and the ANGEL CITY HERITAGE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL.
I currently have work on display in WATER WORKS IIat Porch Gallery (where 3 of my 4 pieces sold!), and seven images - including a giant infrared photograph of migrating wildebeests - in HAUNTED LANDSCAPES atArt Share LA thru June 20th. Here's a rarely seen infrared image, not currently on my website, from the Haunted Landscapes show. The image won the 2011 Outdoor Writers Association of California Award for Best Photograph.
'Mt Shasta View' – Heart Lake, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California – 2011Infrared Exposure
2011 Outdoor Writers of Assoc of California (OWAC) Award Winner: – Best Nature Photograph, Best Overall Photograph, Editors' Choice (Grand Prize)
'Mt Shasta View' - Infrared Exposure - Heart Lake, Shasta-Trinity Nat'l Forest, CA - 2011
Speaking of OWAC, I'm attending their Spring Conference in Big Bear next week with writer Christopher Langley, my collaborator on the High & Dry project. After all this (over?) exposure, it's time to re-focus my energy on creating new work. This summer, you can look forward to more 'Dispatches' based on our immersive field work in Trona, a 100-year-old mining community just south of Death Valley. Stay abreast of all things High & Dry by subscribing to our Dispatch Notifications via email or by liking our Facebook page.
Katlynn & Alyssia - Trona Centennial Weekend - Trona, CA - 2014.
Featured on KCET's Artbound - Emerald City of Salts - Aug 8, 2014
Finally, here's my interview with Ry Sangalang of makephotoart.com that covers my approach to desert landscape photography and capturing the casual surrealism of everyday life. We also discuss the mechanics of infrared exposure, interfacing with LA's supportive arts community, and the essential role traditional galleries play in the development of contemporary photography.
To everyone whose read this far! attended my exhibitions and especially to the collectors who acquired new work... Thank you!