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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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    Scopophilia and Fatigue: Photo Fairs of L.A.

    The definition of Scopophilia is to derive pleasure from looking. The root of the word is Greek, skopeo “look to, examine” and philia, “a tendency toward”. As an expression of sexuality it refers to an erotic indulgence derived from viewing the subject(s) as a source of sexual stimulation, namely erotic photographs and naked bodies. This […]

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    Photography into Sculpture by Jay Dawes

    Robert Henecken, Multiple Solution Puzzle, 1965. 16, 2″ square gelatin silver prints on wood with wood base, 11.25 x 11.25 x 1; each square is 2 x 2 inches; overall dimensions variable. Courtesy Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; photo by Robert Wedemeyer.   The Cherry and Martin gallery in Culver City is re-creating the show, […]

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    The Surfing Essay, by Anthony Friedkin at DRKRM Gallery

    ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT ANTHONY FRIEDKIN and courtesy DRKRM Gallery, Los Angeles When I think of surf culture, especially the California surf scene, my immediate thoughts are of blonde-haired, blue-eyed and tanned Orange county boys.  A great big smile with bright white teeth that resemble a row of chicklets.  The words, “bro,” and “no worries” […]

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    Destination: The SAM, review by Tammy Nguyen

    Destination:  The SAM An unknown time traveler in Seattle disclosed some not-so-confidential information about a portal in the city not too far from the famous Public Market once he verified my association with DOT.  He told me the common folk knew the place as the Seattle Art Museum, but for time travel enthusiasts like yours […]

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    Mirka Křivánková- review

    Mirka Křivánková is a very promising photographer from Mestec Kralove in the Czech Republic. The photographs on her website depict everything from the gorgeous Czech countryside, to wonderful and interesting portraits of people at work and at play, and even include some documenting of a concert or two. Her use of formalism combined with the […]

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    “Tim Burton” at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    “It’s definitely genius,”…”He’s a very imaginative person, simply genius.” Genius seems to be the go-to adjective in the many rooms of the Tim Burton exhibition at LACMA. Left and right, so many overheard conversations contain that one simple word that, after a while, the inclination is to roll your eyes. This reverence is a far […]

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    “Street Sight” at Armory Center

      Street Sight is a collection of works by important artists like Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Robert Flick and many more.  This exhibition portrays street photography from the 60’s and 70’s in the most literal sense.  The common frills of humanity and life are stripped away and all that is left are the “bones” of […]

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