Under the curation of Kathleen Clark, a new photography exhibiton ~ Manifest Destiny ~ features the works of Randi Berez, Claudio Cambon, Larry S. Clark, Nicholas Alan Cope, Amanda Friedman, Michael Kelley, Lisa Romerein and Todd Weaver. With the artists in attendance, an opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Analog Salon: Samitaur Constructs.
Nicholas Alan Cope
The Analog Salon: Samitaur Constructs is located at 3535 Hayden Avenue in Culver City [California]. On opening night, the tunes will be provided by ethnomusicologist Marlon Fuentes. The Manifest Destiny exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, March 17 with gallery hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm on Mondays through Fridays.
“We came on foot, on horseback, by train, by ship and eventually by car and airplane. We came west for a multitude of reasons: for adventure, for economic opportunity, to escape the crowds of the East. Our quest over the last 200 years led to the discovery of a great expansive and rugged geography, of open range and potential farmland, of rich forests, wildlife, bountiful rivers and streams, to otherworldly desert scapes and to the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. While the term Manifest Destiny was used in the 19th century to promote transcontinental expansion and provide justification for the war with Mexico, it brought devastation to America’s native cultures. This exhibition is built more broadly around the concept of Western movement, of the need to discover what there is to find beyond the next hill.
Photographers by their nature are inquisitive beings, seeking or creating worlds in which to tell or repeat a visual story. The eight artists in this exhibition, Randi Berez, Claudio Cambon, Larry S. Clark, Nicholas Alan Cope, Amanda Friedman, Michael Kelley, Lisa Romerein and Todd Weaver, come from a variety of backgrounds. Some came to the West for reasons not that dissimilar from travelers of the past. Some have lived all their lives in the west and share a deep and abiding connection to this place as much for its open landscape as for its propensity for other forms of discovery, in architecture, in technology.
Larry S. Clark
Our West Coast of the present has been exploited and broadly tamed by the generations that followed the original intrepid explorers and native peoples before them. The romance of the West still lingers, however, fascinating us with its wildness, its opportunity, it’s modernism, light, water, open mindedness, creative ingenuity as well as with its withering assets.” – Kathleen Clark [Guest Curator]
The Analog Salon at Samitaur Constructs is rooted at 3535 Hayden Avenue in Culver City [California]. To obtain more deets, visit analogsalon.com and gallery-store.digitalfusion.net.