Monday, June 2, 2008

opening night: diane cockeril & chris engman

a bit delayed... but this past saturday was the annual Culver City Art Walk. i was short on time and late in the day, so i didn't get a chance to see very much--but i did land in JK Gallery for the first time.

i was literally drawn in off the street when i caught a glimpse of these photos by chris engman and diane cockeril.

cockeril's photos (above) focus on the mundane but colorful curbs of LA. she collages her photos together, looking at these curbs as "meandering riverbanks, rich with meaning in their encoded system; swift currents of color, patterns and language."

engman's photos (below) make you look twice at buildings, places, things. framing, inserting, challenging. seemingly ordinary, but contrived. i like juxtaposition (and, come to the think of it, i like the word juxtaposition).

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