1. Where Natalie Wood Disappeared off Catalina Island (2008) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Natalie Wood Disappeared off Catalina Island (2008), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  2. Where Roger Wade Disappeared at Malibu Colony (2008) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Roger Wade Disappeared at Malibu Colony (2008), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  3. Where Dennis Wilson Disappeared in Marina del Rey (2008) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Dennis Wilson Disappeared in Marina del Rey (2008), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  4. Install View of Trangressing the Pacific at Las Cienegas Projects, LA, CA, June 2011 LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Install View of Trangressing the Pacific at Las Cienegas Projects, LA, CA, June 2011
  5. Where Capt.Bob Hyde Disappeared on Manhattan Beach (2008) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Capt.Bob Hyde Disappeared on Manhattan Beach (2008), 40x40'', Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  6. Where Aimee Semple McPherson Disappeared at Ocean Park (2009) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Aimee Semple McPherson Disappeared at Ocean Park (2009), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  7. Installation view, “Dark Blue” at the Haggerty Museum of Art LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Installation view, “Dark Blue” at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 2012
  8. Install View 3 LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Installation View, “Dark Blue” at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 2013
  9. Where Norman Maine Disappeared at Laguna Beach (2010) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Norman Maine Disappeared at Laguna Beach (2010), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  10. Install View 2 LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Install View of Trangressing the Pacific at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  11. Install View 3 LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Norman Maine Disappeared at Laguna Beach (2010), 40x40", Fujiflex archive print
  12. Where Michael Douglas Jumped at Venice Beach Pier (2010) LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

    Where Michael Douglas Jumped at Venice Beach Pier (2010), 40x40", Fujiflex archival print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific

“In Crosher’s erudite photographs, she captures the murky, stilled waters of a dock and the hazy seascape of an empty beach. Each image, devoid of the human figure, is taken at the approximate time of its subject’s vanishing. Photo captions indicate both subject and site…to varying degrees, each narrative remains unresolved, containing many unknowns. By combining literary characters with actors and celebrities, Crosher risks surpassing her viewers’ abilities to suspend belief…(the photographs) act as waypoints, dotting the geophysical edge of the West, directing us towards a limitless promise–indefinable and mercurial–between reality and the sublime.”
-Jenée Misraje

A lovely video clip by Jason Underhill, here

 
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  1. Project Images (7)
    1. Where Natalie Wood Disappeared off Catalina Island (2008)
    2. Where Roger Wade Disappeared at Malibu Colony (2008)
    3. Where Dennis Wilson Disappeared in Marina del Rey (2008)
    4. Where Capt.Bob Hyde Disappeared on Manhattan Beach (2008)
    5. Where Aimee Semple McPherson Disappeared at Ocean Park (2009)
    6. Where Norman Maine Disappeared at Laguna Beach (2010)
    7. Where Michael Douglas Jumped at Venice Beach Pier (2010)
  2. Installation Views (5)
    1. Install View of Trangressing the Pacific at Las Cienegas Projects, LA, CA, June 2011
    2. Installation view, “Dark Blue” at the Haggerty Museum of Art
    3. Install View 3
    4. Install View 2
    5. Install View 3
  3. Related Press
    1. Heaven, Fortune and the West / Mysticism by Alexandre Stipanovich - Flash Art (2015) Zoe Crosher’s work explores how Los Angeles shapes our subconscious.
    2. LA Weekly (2012) Why Artists Are Blurring the Line Between Real History and Pretend, Catherine Wagley, 12.20.12
    3. Gastronomica (2012) Zoe Crosher's Transgressions, with Caitlin Williams Freeman Gastronomica, Spring 2012
    4. Huffington Post (2011) Natalie Wood's Disappearance as Captured by L.A. Artist Zoe Crosher
    5. City Weekly (2010) Westward Go! City Weekly, Salt Lake City
    6. X-TRA (2010) XTRA Artist's Project, Zoe Crosher curated by Jenee Misraje Text by Jenee Misraje
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    4. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    5. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    6. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    7. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    8. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    9. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    10. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    11. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    12. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Additive Dust Series
    2. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. Silhouetted
    7. The Uniqued Series
    8. All Her Shadows
    9. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    10. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    2. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    3. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    4. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    5. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    6. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    7. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    8. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    11. NTNTNT (2004)
    12. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002