Edgar Varela Fine Arts Gallery


Apr 07 2012
Play it as it Lays: Picturing California

Edgar Varela Fine Arts Gallery, 727 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free

Play it as it Lays: Picturing California is a group photography show of California images that share a quiet and somber tone. Images of people seeking connection and focus, as well as landscapes that illuminate a certain psychological haze that one could argue is distinct to California. On a grander scale, this haze seems to transcend California and taps into a timely sensibility of people trying to navigate through social and political blurriness to figure out who they are in the world, dealing with what they have. The pictures evoke the inner-workings of individuals alone in their own head. Alone, yet not necessarily lonely.  Just free to awkwardly unravel and to get lost for a while in the landscape of California.

Participating Artists include:
Michael Muller
Jesse Chehak
RJ Shaughnessy
David Black
Danielle Nelson Mourning
Todd Cole
J. Wesley Brown
Danielle Levitt
Amanda Marsalis
Alex Hoerner
Emily Shur
Jason Nocito
Zen Sekizawa
Juco
J. Bennett Fitts
Lauren Dukoff
Thomas Prior
Megan Mack
Sean Garrison
J. Bennett Fitts

Curated by Audrey Landreth