Geometric Los Angeles is a celebration of the city and a discovery of a multi-dimensional culture. Translating the physical movement of the literary flâneur into a photographic diary, Sallie Harrison’s (b. 1989) series offers a view of the topography that is at once aesthetically pleasing and conceptually withdrawn. Rendered through a pared-back simplicity, the sprawling terrain is observed through details rather than as a whole, much like the exploits of 21st century wanderers and street dwellers who encounter, experience and remember only portions of the metropolis. Harrison provides fleeting memories of a sprawling, highly sensory environment, resting at the periphery of the landscape – rather than offering an omniscient perspective. Reflecting the human condition, the images are tinged by perceived dichotomies of masculinity and femininity. Sharp angular shapes are met with complementary pastel palettes. www.sallieharrison.com.
Sterling Ruby, Sunrise Sunset, Hauser & Wirth, NY
Hauser & Wirth presents an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist, Sterling Ruby. Possessed of a profound material sensibility, Ruby’s art speaks in a language inspired by sub-cultural phenomena ranging from urban gangs, and prison systems, to craft and the history of quilt-making.
Born in Latvia, Iveta Vaivode (b. 1979) asks viewers to stop and appreciate the natural beauty in the world, whether that is in the village where her grandmother was born or in the stillness of an operatic performance. The romantic and nostalgic photographs look at the world as if through the objective and inquisitive eyes of a child.