Oct 15, 12:17 PM
Both Sides of Sunset at Kopeikin Gallery, opening October 24th
Both Sides of Sunset
Kopeikin Gallery (2766 La Cinenega Bvld.) Los Angeles, CA 90034
October 24th – December 19th 2015
The Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of photographers who have made images inspired by the muse that is the City of Los Angeles. The exhibition opens Saturday October 24th with a reception from 6:00- 8:00 pm and runs through December 19th. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
‘Both Sides of Sunset’ is a visually attempted summation of the many facets that can be found within the sprawling city of Los Angeles. From Boyle Heights to Santa Monica beach, this show is inclusive of the various neighborhoods that give L.A. such depth and character. Affluent and impoverished, gritty and glamorous, staged and candid – views that scratch the surface of the beautiful soul that gives life to such a magnificent place that locals love and outsiders vie to be included in.
People, buildings, and landscape serve as vehicles through which the city is perceived. From the starlets to the unknowns, mansions to the projects, and the hills to the beach. The individual locations, socioeconomic statuses, and architecture are each unique and brilliant on their own, but combined they each add to the very essence of what makes L.A. so loved. It is an intangible feeling of hope, regret. It is the distinct smells of fresh cut grass and hot asphalt and salty air. It is a place where tragedy and supreme happiness coexist to create one of the most incredible cities on Earth. “Both Sides of Sunset” aims to capture everything that embodies the City of Angels.
Inspiration for this exhibition comes from the recently published book “Both Sides of Sunset” by Marla Hamburg Kennedy and Jane Brown. The show features an eclectic mix of images found within the book as well as others that were carefully selected to strongly compliment the concept.
Artists featured include Alexandra Hedison, Bill Owens, Bruce Davidson, David Maisel, Deanna Templeton, Dennis Keeley, Ed Panar, Ed Ruscha, Ed Templeton, Garry Winogrand, Gary Leonard, Graciela Iturbide, Grant Mudford, John Humble, Kevin Cooley, Lisa Kereszi, Lise Sarfati, Lynn Saville, Mark Ruwedel, Mark Swope, Matthew Brandt, Matthew Porter, Mike Slack, Mitch Dobrowner, Robbert Flick, Sam Comen, Tim Street-Porter, Todd Hido, Warren Neidich, Zoe Crosher