FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Photography from Linda McCartney to Massimo Vitali
Exhibition explores the role light plays in perception of the ordinary and sublime in photography
November 6 December 8, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6, 6pm-9pm
In conjunction with the West Hollywood Galleries Art Walk
On View in the Front Space: Early American Modernist Works from the Permanent Collection
Massimo Vitali, Giovinazzo Tuffo, 2003, chromogenic print mounted to dibond plexi, 71 x 59 inches
MB FINE ART
612 North Almont Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Contact, Benjamin Trigano
Tel, 310.550.0050, fax, 310.550.0605
Web site, <http://www.mbfala.com>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm, and by appointment
MB Fine Art Los Angeles, in association with the Bonni Benrubi Gallery of New York, presents Light: Photography from Linda McCartney to Massimo Vitali from November 6 through December 8, 2004. This group exhibition features more than fifty works of art exploring the fundamental obsession of the medium: light.
Light considers the role the element plays in transforming, and often manipulating, our perception of the ordinary and the sublime. Boundaries of the natural world are examined in prints ranging from intimate to large-scale with subject matter from still life to group scenes to experimental photography. Each image offers a unique interpretation of the theme by contemporary artists.
The exhibition includes Linda McCartney’s subtle landscapes of the English countryside. These stunning platinum prints invite viewers to dream and rest in the peacefulness of the setting and serve to remind all of the fragility of the earth’s natural resources. By contrast, Massimo Vitali’s densely populated “crowdscapes” lead the eye to wander through the myriad personalities of their inhabitants. And though the images are typically from a birds-eye-view, they often highlight a single person’s captured movement or an ominous stare. Also included in the exhibition are works by David Fokos, Dana Harper, Sally Mann, Judith McMillan, Peter Jones and others.
Light: Photography from Linda McCartney to Massimo Vitali opens on November 6 at MB Fine Art with an opening reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The exhibition runs concurrently with a show of Early American Modernist Works from the Permanent Collection in the gallery's front space including works by Stuart Davis, Louis Lozowick, Alfred Maurer, Morgan Russell and others. The gallery is located at 612 North Almont Drive in West Hollywood. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For additional information, contact the gallery at 310.550.0050 or visit the gallery's website. All press inquiries should be directed to Bo Smith with Smith+Gard Communications at 310.927.5965.