salvatore reda

24" x 36"

pearlescent acrylic on wood panel

acrylic resin

salvatore reda

24" x 36"

pearlescent acrylic on wood panel

acrylic resin

NEW WORK

@ THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGINARY:

Salvatore Reda m. 1.The Ship. 2017 Wood, color inkjet prints, metal hardware. 38” x 20”

Nine Approaches to Photography Today

Nan Rae Gallery

Woodbury University

Curated by Vincent Johnson

 

 

Artists:

Adrienne DeVine

Buena Johnson

Derrick Maddox

George Porcari

Glen Wilson

Jessica Wimbley

Isabelle Lutterodt

Kathie Foley-Meyer

Salvatore Reda

Toni Scott

Vincent Johnson

 

 

This exhibition features an artist who has won a Tiffany in photography and who is publishing a book on the films of Antonioni. It features an artist who is on the short list of the next Shanghai Biennial. This artist has already had one person shows in China. It features artists who are also award winners in Hollywood and the commercial arts. It features painters, photographers, filmmakers and video artists. It features the works of an artist who is also a rising star independent curator. It features an artist born in England who is a photographer and videomaker and who is also an institutional curator in Los Angeles. It features a photographer who studied at Yale. All but one artist in the exhibition has an MFA from a prominent Southern California art school or university. That artist studied in New York. It features six African American women artists. It features an award winning artist and designer based in Portland. It features three Art Center College of Design MFAs. The exhibition catalog and zine are in progress. It will feature something I’ve never seen in Los Angeles, a collection of interviews of artists in the exhibition, almost all of whom are artists of color. The interviews trace each artist’s creative life from their first recollections to the present. It features an artist from Lima, Peru. The exhibition catalog will of course document the exhibition, but it will also contain an essay on Photography and Time and a piece on how certain animals and birds perception of time is different than humans. The zine will contain the responses to the artist questionnaire. This too is something I’ve never seen in a publication of Los Angeles artists. It’s something that happened often in Europe and was used by curators in New York as a tool to help understand the artist’s work and unnveiled the philosophical positions on how they see their art. The exhibition will have a selection of additional works in an online only show. Up the road I plan on doing more interviews and inviting more artists to answer the questionnaire on photography and a new one I’m developing for art. The opening was well attended and included dealers, collectors and art writers amidst the many art lovers who spent last Sunday afternoon seeing so much new and great photo-based work. The show looks really great. Everyone who wants to see what an older generation of sharp, gifted and talented Los Angeles Artists is up to should come check out this amazing show.

 

Thanks. Vincent Johnson.