FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13 - October 26, 2008
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, September 13, 7 - 10 pm (complimentary valet parking)
2121 San Fernando Road, Suite3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Web site, http://www.drkrm.com/gallery.html
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm
Aaron Hobson, “a decisive moment”, C-print, 20” x 40”.
drkrm.gallery is pleased to announce the West Coast premiere exhibition of Cinemascapes, panoramic photographs by Aaron Hobson.
Raised in industrial Pittsburgh but now based in a small Adirondack Mountain town near the Canadian border, photographer Aaron Hobson has a keen eye for beauty in rural decay. He has created a series of images that have gained international attention with their original and unique approach to the traditional genre of panoramic photography. Cinemascapes are a hybrid between autobiography and fiction, with Hobson himself always in the star role. They are at times, haunting and scandalous, other times inspiring, but always come across as closely personal. Reflective of his 30 years of experiences, emotions, and challenges throughout his life, Hobson creates images that not only viscerally and visually grab the conscious mind, but also linger in the viewer's imagination and memory.
Creating panoramics from 4-5 sequential vertical images allows the viewer’s eye to explore shifting focal planes and become immersed into a scene full of unsuspecting details and hidden plots more than a single frame could suffice. Each image seemingly captures a moment in time that poses many questions, not the least of which is what's going on here?
Hobson has had solo exhibits in NYC and London, and has growing list of collectors from around the world. Articles and reviews of his work have appeared in over 15 languages in over 24 countries from every major continent, except the one covered in ice. Hobson was a featured photographer in the 2008 photo issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, DPWORLD, e-magazine from China and the subject of an eight page article in Urban Salir Magazine (Spain, May '08.) Most recently, Hobson's Cinemascapes were nominated for Best Fine Art series at the inaugural NYC Photo Festival.
"...Thanks to an original approach to panoramic genre photography, his "cinemascapes" emit a near-Lynchian atmosphere. Hobson minutely constructs his narrative canvases and combines multiple exposures in final images that, distorted, call upon our imaginations' need to fill in the blanks and ellipses of mysterious scenarios."- Eve Therond, article in PHOTO Magazine.
drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday Saturday, 11 am 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm
drkrm. is located at 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3 in the Capitol Studios Building in the Glassell Park section of Northeast Los Angeles, just minutes from Chinatown and down the road from The Brewery Art Complex. Drkrm. is about a mile from the San Fernando Road exit off the Glendale Freeway (Interstate 2) or the Figueroa Street Exit off the 110 (Pasadena Freeway) North.