Apr 23, 09:31 AM
Zoe Crosher, Out The Window (LAX) solo booth, at Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 1st - 3rd, 2015
Zoe Crosher at Paris Photo
Out The Window (LAX) solo booth with LAM Gallery
May 1st – 3rd, 2015
Paris Photo Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios
Entrance on Gower
780 North Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
In conjunction with the release of Both Sides of Sunset, Photographing Los Angeles at Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015, published by Metropolis Books, Zoe Crosher will present her iconic project, Out The Window (LAX) with LAM Gallery. This will be the first time this series of thirty-one images will be shown in their entirety in Los Angeles.
Consisting of thirty-one photographs of planes coming into land, the images are shot through the windows, from inside all the hotels/motels that surround LAX (including hotels next to the runway as well as ones down Century Boulevard, to where the racetrack used to be.) The images are large and window-sized, 27 × 27 inches, mounted and laminated. This project investigates LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and its surrounding infrastructure as a point of non-center, a metaphor for Los Angeles, captured from surrounding satellite positions.
“Contemporary artist Zoe Crosher takes the viewer on an exploratory journey inside the impersonal and transient travel world surrounding the mega international airport, LAX. She finds a landscape packed with identical hotel chains pushed up against giant billboards, where the words hotel and taxi are understood by nearly everyone. Crosher methodically settled into a different hotel room each day and photographed out the window. The only requirement was that the view from each room must duplicate the one she inhabited before. The pattern of the drapes change, the color of the stucco exterior changes and the airplanes caught in mid flight move through the atmosphere, but the basic view stays the same. There is a haunting familiarity that one has never really left the first room, a feeling of complete déjà-vu. Time and identity almost cease to exist. For Crosher, her very quiet, minimal images create huge questions about place, identity, the homogenization of global cultures.”
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