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  • Larya, March 17, 2013

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    Be Still – Kristin Bedford

    A young man named Cario sits at the end of a church pew, one leg crossed under the other with a bible in his lap. He has brought his hands together and placed them atop his forehead, situated in prayer. The sun’s rays cascade through the window above him and bathe him in light, crowning his […]

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    Constructed Masculinity

    On display at the De Soto Gallery in Venice, California is a two-person show titled In Position. In it are photographs from Amy Elkins’ Danseur project and Jona Frank’s The Modern Kids portfolio. The common ground between each photographer is that they are women examining the construction of male identity by recording adolescences, each within […]

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    Crystal Cuyan in Guatemala

      Crystal Cuyan’s images of family and friends in Guatemala show the hard work and long hours it takes to earn a living in a country known for its beauty and culture. Long a tourist destination, these images portray the real lives of the women who make the crafts and host the markets, suggesting the […]

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    Joshua Sharp

    Tools and the handmade are back in fashion. Not that we don’t all love computer generated imagery (like this site), but the joy of making an object, outside of the digital domain, has obvious rewards as well as dangers that connect us to the world and provide lasting objects of desire. Joshua Sharp is a […]

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    “Interiors,” photographs by Theo DeHart

    One of photography’s great abilities is to make the familiar appear strange. Do images pull back the curtain of our preconceptions and revealing what’s really there, or are they manipulated by the artist to present a seemingly realistic, but inauthentic scene? Theo DeHart’s photographs of his home are a bit of both and deftly navigate […]

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    Steve Beswick: Terminal 1

    Steve Beswick’s images of LA/Ontario Airport’s Terminal 1 suggest how quickly things can change. First opening in 1950 and greatly expanded in 1970, the wide expanse of the building is a testament to the available land, growing population and economic investment in the Inland Empire. The last flight was in 1998 and now it sits […]

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    Kristen Blaul

    Kristen Blaul’s images of an abandoned mental hospital are disturbing and beautiful. One has to wonder what has happened to the patients who lived there- did they find a better home with family or did they simply die so as not to be a burden? Were they rescued by long lost friends or died alone, […]

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    “Blindfold Portraits” by Michelle Cade

    We love portraiture for the myriad ways it can portray, obscure, represent and mystify. The subject’s eyes are usually the most powerful ingredient, suggesting personality and humanity, followed by facial expressions and gestures. Michelle Cade’s photographs purposefully deprive us of all three, challenging us to reassess what a portrait conveys and asking us to see […]

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    Krystal Morgan: Photo Diet

    Krystal Morgan’s photographs present us with evidence of our conflicted relationship with food. We privileged Americans have an embarrassing amount and variety to eat, unlike many people in the world. Fast food is cheap and plentiful. Garbage cans overflow with discarded food. We obsess on our body weight because we can. These images are a […]

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    Maria Arganda

    Street art is everywhere and yet it is also constantly changing. It goes up, comes down, is painted over and over and recreated again and again. Maria Arganda photographs it as she sees it and places it in the context of the city, street and urban architecture of greater Los Angeles. Ultimately temporary, street art […]

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