Making sense
contemporary LA photo artists

11 Feb – 13 May 2012

Location: Photography gallery

Free admission

There is a rich contemporary art scene in and around Los Angeles, due in part to the plethora of universities and museums in the area with strong photomedia programs and collections.

The Art Gallery of NSW has acquired a group of 13 photographs by artists based in Southern California, whose work deals with relations between landscape and architecture, high and low culture, representations of the body, politics and irony, word and image.

The artists include Allan Sekula, Uta Barth, Miles Coolidge, Shannon Ebner, Christina Fernandez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie and Mark Wyse.

Free admission

Images: (left) Miles Coolidge Stool 2006, type C photograph, 39 × 41.8 cm, gift of Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2009 © Miles Coolidge, image courtesy ACME, Los Angeles (right) Sharon Lockhart Untitled 2007, type C photograph, 114.3 × 156.5 cm frame, gift of Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2008 © Sharon Lockhart