28th Edition Photo LA Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2020
Barker Hangar - Santa Monica, CA
Installation information for 2020 will be announced later this year.
Installations


Jo Ann Callis, Hands on Ankles (from Early Color Portfolio), 1976, courtesy of artist and ROSEGALLERY
JO ANN CALLIS

A central figure in the Southern California photography scene since the 1970s, Jo Ann Callis is known for her provocatively staged scenarios with a poetic dimension. In her work, the inner world of the artist finds material expression through creative juxtapositions, bold colors and playful constructions.

Both Callis' early black & white and color pictures, taken while studying under Robert Heinecken at UCLA, attest to the artist's singular and lasting influence on photography through her inventive analysis of the pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort. In her work from the 70s, Callis merges perceived pain and apparent pleasure into a complex, inclusive representation of sensuality and sexual curiosity. Her deft use of opposing textures invites the viewer to lightly graze a sumptuous silk pinned to a grubby wall and tug at the taut string criss­crossing the model's backside. While many of the photographs depict restraints marks, smeared lipstick, and leather, this work is rooted not in sadism but in tenderness. The subjects in the black & white photographs are often robed in shadows, reflections, masks, and veils, lending a sends of foreboding to their lush settings and nubile bodies. Yet in every image the artist's presence is palpable and lends a pervading sense of safety to the recalculated play. Callis dances just beyond the frame, delighting the world she has created ­ a world of fragmented narrative and a a childlike sense of continual experimentation.


Nikki S. Lee, The Ohio Project (7), 1999, The Michael and Jane Wilson Trust Collection
MAKING IT UP: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MICHAEL AND JANE WILSON TRUST COLLECTION

Drawn from the holding of photographs by women in the collection of Michael and Jane Wilson, this selection illustrates an impetus of exploration, collaboration and performance among contemporary women photographers. It includes works by Nancy Burson, Jo Ann Callis, Nancy Honey, Graciela Iturbide, Barbara Kasten, Nikki S. Lee, Mary Ellen Mark, Alex Prager, Susan Rankaitis, Marcia Resnick, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Catherine Wagner.
POINT OF VIEW: SELECTIONS FROM LOS ANGELES COLLECTIONS

The city of Los Angeles is known for its long history associated with the visual arts. It has become an international artistic hub with an incredible and ever-growing collector base for fine art photography.

From the development of movies into cinema, the city has become a thriving engine for contemporary artists that pull inspiration from L.A.'s dynamic visual industries. The role of the collector is not only a major influence on an artists life, it is also a statement both personal and public on what is important about the work.

The selected collectors in Point of View speak to the vibrancy and variety of the collecting experience. We hope they will resonate with viewers and inspire their own collecting.




Opening Night

Jan 30, 2020
Public Dates

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020
Location

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact

info@photola.com