Apr 16, 02:01 pm
Catalogue Launch For Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC, Los Angeles, April 26th
Catalogue Launch For Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between
and The Jay Heikes and Dieter Roth Exhibition
April 26, 2016 from 5-7PM
Short presentation at 5PM followed by a reception with food and drinks!
Graduate Fine Arts Building
University of Southern California
3001 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Zoe Crosher presents work from two series in her multi-part project LA-LIKE, which explores different facets of Los Angeles’s identity. In Day For Night (Or Sunlight as Spotlight) (2015) the artist employs the traditional film technique known as “day for night,” a process that allows filmmakers to record scenes that look as if they take place at night but were actually shot in daylight. Crosher applies this technique in her photography, turning the neutral site of the L.A. River into a mysterious image reminiscent of film noir. Similarly, in Prospecting Palm Fronds (2014), Crosher explores an essential icon of Los Angeles’s background that is depicted in various media and is linked with the visual identity of the city—the palm tree. The palm frond, however, is viewed as detritus when it falls on city streets. By bronzing these branches, Crosher recasts the background as the foreground, calling attention to the littered fronds and restoring their iconic status.
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