1. AAM_2017_Zoe_Crosher_install1.jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds


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  10. Installation View, L.A. on Fire, curated by Michael Slenske, at Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, L.A. on Fire, curated by Michael Slenske, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles through January 2020
  11. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight at Patrick Painter Inc, Fall 2018
  12. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight at Patrick Painter Inc, Fall 2018
  13. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight at Patrick Painter Inc, Fall 2018
  14. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight at Patrick Painter Inc, Fall 2018
  15. Sample Text for Google! LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, studio) (far left) Untitled LA River no.1 from LA-LIKE: Day For Night (Sunlight as Spotlight), 2015, 48 x 72 inches, Digital C-print; 2016, LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings (for Untitled L.A. River no.1), 48 x 72 inches, Black gesso and pulverized pyrite crystallized in epoxy on canvas; (pedestal) LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland), Various sizes, Unique bronze casts; (floor) 2014, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond (Finch & Hollydale), 13 x 60 x 12 inches, Unique bronze cast

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  16. Frond 10 (1).jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

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  18. Mayeur Projects Install Shot, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds & Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

  19. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation View, The New LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds & LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings, Mayeur Projects, LA Vegas, NM Summer 2016
  20. Mayeur Projects Install Shot, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds & Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

  21. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

  22. Studio view LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Studio view


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  23. Studio view LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Studio view


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  24. Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015

  25. Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015

  26. Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

  27. Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

  28. Finch & Hollydale, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches


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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches


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  30. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds,   LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

  31. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches

  32. Frond 25 (1).jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches


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  33. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

  34. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

  35. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Finch & Hollydale, 2014, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 64 inches


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  37. Atwater & Silverlake.jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Pre-bronzing

    Atwater & Silverlake, 16 x 67 inches


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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Atwater & Silverlake, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 67 x 10 inches

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  39. Mulholland dr & Desmond Estates rd.jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Pre-bronzing

    Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 16.5 x 65 inches


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  40. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16.5 x 65 x 8 inches

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  41. Atwater & Silverlake, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Detail

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Atwater & Silverlake, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 67 inches


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  42. Atwater & Silverlake, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Atwater & Silverlake, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 67 inches


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  43. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16.5 x 65 inches


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  44. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16.5 x 65 inches


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  45. Atwater & Silverlake and Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Atwater & Silverlake, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 67 inches

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16.5 x 65 inches

    Installation view "Up to & Including the Horizon," Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA, June 2015


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  46. Atwater & Silverlake and Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Atwater & Silverlake, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 67 inches

    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16.5 x 65 inches

    Installation view "Up to & Including the Horizon," Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA, June 2015


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  47. Sunset & Orange.jpg LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

    Pre-bronzing

    Sunset & Orange, 14 x 70 inches


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    LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Frond, Sunset & Orange, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 15 x 70 x 13 inches

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LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds

LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, Unique bronze cast, Dimensions variable

Furthering my conceptual mapping of Los Angeles, this time through its discarded palm fronds, this project consists of 150 natural bronze palm frond sculptures, all of which are unique and named according to where they were found in LA.

“A critical element to this sculptural work I’m doing is that these are unique pieces, specifically made with a lost wax process—which means that the original raw organic object is destroyed in the process and replaced with, in this case, bronze. The actual physical palm frond is covered in wax then covered in concrete, and then it gets burned out and filled with bronze, and in a photographic sense that is really exciting because the bronze becomes the palm frond. In a term I’ve coined, the Imagiatic (as opposed to the Photographic), the medium doesn’t really matter—the imaginary, the image, all the intangible ideas that traditionally lived within photography as a representational medium, no longer need to be bound by them. It is inspired by a photographic impulse, a documentary impulse even, but it no longer needs to exist within a photographic realm. Thus these bronzed palm fronds—these ephemeral objects that are disappearing almost overnight and cast in a material that lasts forever— solidly sit within my conceptual realm of misremembered mapping of the imaginary of Los Angeles, a sort of pre-archiving of the death of Los Angeles. It is informed by a documentary impulse, has a bizarre relation to the Real, but is no longer bound by the photographic. It’s beyond anything photographic, it’s basically what photography only ever wishes it could be in terms of archiving. No matter how close I photograph L.A., I can never get it this close.” – Zoe Crosher

Palm Frond Breakdown:

2 Hollydale & Finch

1 Kenmore & 4th

1 Kenmore & 8th

4 Alexandria & 4th

4 Virgil & 5th

9 Casitas & Figueroa

3 Kenmore & 5th

7 Fairfax & oakwood

5 Sunset & Gower

2 Coronado Terr & Sunset

1 Clayton & Rosalia

2 Atwater & Silverlake

2 Dracena & Greenwood

6 Princeton & Gardena

1 Sunset & Harvard

1 Homeland & Seward

2 N San Fernando & Verdugo

4 Commonwealth & Fountain

9 Glendale & Ferncroft

3 Gardena & Topock

2 Vassar & Topock

3 Colombus & Lomita

3 Figueroa & W Ave 44

8 Marmion Way (Southwest Museum Station)

2 Armadale & York

2 Nolden & Hub

5 N Ave 63 & Meridian

2 N Ave 64 & Malcolm

10 Laverna & Eagle Rock

8 Grand View Dr (Elysian Park)

6 Park & Lemoyne (Echo Park)

5 Santa Monica & Commonwealth

4 Sunset & Orange

2 DeLongpre & Cherokee

2 Adams & Hope

7 Ambrose & Hillhurst

3 Rampart & Marathon

4 Ettrick & Maxwell

4 Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd

1 Washington Blvd & Sawtelle

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    10. Studio view
    11. Finch & Hollydale
    12. Finch & Hollydale
    13. Studio view
    14. Studio view
    15. Finch & Hollydale, detail
    16. Finch & Hollydale, detail
    17. Finch & Hollydale
    18. Finch & Hollydale, detail
    19. Raw frond, Atwater & Silverlake
    20. Atwater & Silverlake
    21. Raw frond, Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd
    22. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd
    23. Atwater & Silverlake, detail
    24. Atwater & Silverlake, detail
    25. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail
    26. Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail
    27. Atwater & Silverlake and Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd
    28. Atwater & Silverlake and Mulholland Dr & Desmond Estates Rd, detail
    29. Raw frond, Sunset & Orange
    30. Sunset & Orange
  2. Installation Views (18)
    1. Installation View, L.A. on Fire, curated by Michael Slenske, at Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles
    2. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight
    3. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight
    4. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight
    5. Installation View, Sunlight As Spotlight
    6. Mayeur Projects Install Shot, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds & Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    7. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    8. Mayeur Projects Install Shot, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds & Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    9. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    10. Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015
    11. Installation view, Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015
    12. Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015
    13. Installation view, Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cédric Aurelle, Los Angeles, CA, July 2015
    14. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    15. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    16. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    17. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    18. Installation Shot, Mayeur Projects, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
  3. Related Press
    1. Zoe Crosher on Wall Street International (2018) Zoe Crosher 15 Dec 2017 — 13 May 2018 at the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, United States
    2. ART MATTERS: HEIDI ZUCKERMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH ZOE CROSHER (2018)
    3. Exhibit | Zoe Crosher: Prospecting Palm Fronds, by Alicia Eler - Crave (2015) The artist's solo exhibition at LAX Art evokes a Duchamp-ian conceptualism mixed with the inevitably glam history of the palm tree and Los Angeles.
    4. Did You Know LA's Palm Trees Are Dying? This Artist is Bronzing Them - The Huffington Post (2015) Zoe Crosher: It's an amazing crisis that Los Angeles has on its hands--many of the palm trees that dot the landscape and have come to iconically symbolize Southern California are nearing the end of their natural lifespan and are literally dying/disappearing.
    5. LA-Like: An Interview with Zoe Crosher, by Sarah Murkett - MutualArt (2015) With an exhibition that just opened at the new Hollywood home of not-for-profit art initiative LAXART, MutualArt checked in with Los Angeles-based artist Zoe Crosher to discuss her two recently unveiled projects
    6. The lowly palm frond, all dressed up in Zoe Crosher's show at LAXART, by Sharon Mizota - LA Times (2015) At LAXART, Zoe Crosher takes that most ubiquitous and iconic L.A. debris — the palm frond — and turns it into sculpture.
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Sunlight As Spotlight
    2. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    3. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    4. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    5. LA-LIKE: LA Imaginary As Unlit Lightboxes
    6. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    7. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    8. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    9. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    10. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    11. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    12. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    13. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    14. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    15. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    16. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    17. The Pools I Shot
    18. LA-LIKE
    19. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    20. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Uniqued Series
    2. The Additive Dust Series
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    7. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    8. Silhouetted
    9. All Her Shadows
    10. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    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: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Madame, published by X Artists' Books
    2. The Good & The Glamorous, A Memoir of Misremembering & The Cold War
    3. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    4. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    5. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    6. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    7. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    8. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    11. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    12. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    13. NTNTNT (2004)
    14. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002