huZ GApril7-HussHardan-American-Love-Storyalleries in San Pedro, CA is proud to present Huss Hardan’s latest project during the Month of Photography Los Angeles: “Anguish and Obsession – An American Love Story“

Stop in on San Pedro’s First Thursday Art Walk and see this incredible exhibition from 6-10pm.
See image: Prelude, by Huss Hardan

Multiple stories are told within the same narrative.  The abuse of power. The fetishistic obsession that some have with firearms.  The disastrous consequences of such obsessions. The danger of a militarized police force.

As the series progresses it devolves and becomes darker and more graphic. We are the seducer, the seductress, the enabler and the victim.

The photographic style employed blends Helmut Newton’s eroticism with Weegee’s crime scene imagery. A hybrid form that has Huss describing himself as Helmut Weegee when incorporating this aesthetic.

The series was shot on medium format film and digital.  Its mature content of partial nudity and simulated violence may make those with milder dispositions uncomfortable.

 April7-2016-HussHardan-American-LoveStory2Parental guidance definitely recommended.

See image: by Huss Hardan, Seduction #1

huZ Galleries is located in the San Pedro Arts District at 341 W. 7th Street. Feel free to stop by. Business hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00pm – 7pm.

Be sure to check out the huZ Galleries Facebook Page.

On view: April 1 – May 30, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: huZ Galleries, 341 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, 90731
When: 6-10; Open for the San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk
Phone: 310 428-0275