Exhibition: April 9 - May 11, 2012
Reception: April 18, 2012, 7pm
Venice Arts Gallery in association with MOPLA will premiere More Dreamers of the Golden Dream, a new, collaborative project by photographer Doug McCulloh and writer Susan Straight. The pair have been traversing the Inland Empire and discovering stories, histories, and dreams unique to the landscape of orange grove and vineyard, river and desert. Venice Arts will present the official MOPLA associated exhibition from April 9th–May 11th. McCulloh and Straight will hold a free special public presentation and reading on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition arises from a continuing series that McCulloh and Straight publish on television station KCET’s website entitled “Notes of a Native Daughter.” At the Venice Arts Gallery, McCulloh’s large-scale photographs will be paired with Straight telling the tales. Visitors can use cell phones to hear audio narratives accompanying the images. The exhibition will also feature McCulloh’s recent project Dream Street. It's a chronicle set in motion when the artist wins the right to name a new street and decides to document the revealing and sometimes brutal process of building a new neighborhood in Southern California.
Free street parking available on Lincoln Blvd. and on Nowita Pl.