Los Angeles

circa 1970s

October 5 – November 30, 2018

Bevan Davies

Los Angeles, 1976

vintage gelatin silver print

14 x 17 inches

Bevan Davies

Holmby Avenue, Los Angels

1976

vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Bevan Davies

Los Angeles

1976

vintage gelatin silver print

14 x 17 inches

Terry Wild

Los Angeles

1970

vintage gelatin silver print

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

Terry Wild

untitled, c.1970

vintage gelatin silver print

6 5/8 x 8 inches

 

Terry Wild

Los Angeles

1970

vintage gelatin silver print

7 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches

Philip Melnick

Santa Monica, 1977

vintage gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Philip Melnick

Cozy Court Motel, West Los Angeles

1976

vintage gelatin silver print

10 x 10 inches

Philip Melnick

Santa Monica

1976

vintage gealtin silver print

10 x 10 inches

John Humble

178th Street at Manhattan Place, Torrance, September 20, 1979

chromogenic print

24 x 20 inches

John Humble 

E Street at Wilmington Blvd., Wilmington

November 15, 1979

chromogenic print

20 x 24 inches

John Humble

Pacific Coast Highway at Alameda St., Wilmington

November 15, 1979

Chromogenic print

20 x 24 inches

Grant Mudford

Los Angeles, 1977

vintage gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Grant Mudford

Los Angeles 

1976

vintage gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Grant Mudford

Los Angeles

1976

vintage gelatin silver print

20 x 24 inches

Ave Pildas

untitled, from Bijou, 1975

vintage gelatin silver print

10 x 8 inches

Ave Pildas

untitled, from Bijou, 1975

vintage gelatin silver print

10 x 8 inches

Ave Pildas

untitled, from Bijou, 1975

vintage gelatin silver print

10 x 8 inches

Press Release

Los Angeles circa 1970s will complement the solo atrium exhibition, Susan Ressler: Executive Order.  Both shows open on October 5th and continue through November 30th, with a reception on the 20th of October. 

 

Photographers included in Los Angeles, circa 1970s include: Bevan Davies, Philip Melnick, John Humble, Grant Mudford, Terry Wild, and Ave Pildas. 

 

Their photographs explore the physical and political geography of Los Angeles in a previous era, as well as a particular method of portraying their subject. One that challenged established conventions of art photography; choosing instead a cooler approach to the medium that concealed the photographers presence, allowing the subject to be seen in a transparent way.