Our Pick of the Week is a MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles) exhibition taking place this Saturday at SAGE Projects. A solo exhibition titled “GOODBYE OLD FRIEND, AND THANKS FOR THE FADING MEMORIES” features the photography of Charlotte Patterson.
See image: Photo by Charlotte Patterson – Untitled, (Weathering Formation 1), 2016, chromogenic print, 18 x 20
“I love the idea behind MoPLA, said founder and curator of SAGE Projects, Shanoa Garcia. Cat Jimenez, the founder, is a savvy, charismatic, creative enthusiast and it’s impressive how she has grown this initiative to be such a successful, supported, dynamic series of events all across the city. I feel the initiative really unifies curators, galleries, and the photography community both locally and abroad in a way that encourages the free flow of ideas and learning across the medium of photography.”
SAGE Projects has participated in MOPLA before. Garcia collaborated with the newly opened Ace Hotel DTLA in 2014. “I partnered with Ace in presenting a Vienna born, LA based fine art photographer and filmmaker, Matthias Koenigswieser in his first solo exhibit. The show was a huge success,” explained Garcia.
She added that she is once again excited to be a part of the annual initiative. “This year, I am featuring works by an avante garde photographer who employs dynamic processes to her work with a uniquely abstract outcome. The first photographer I showed was starkly different in his approach as he was a master of natural light, often shooting portraits filled with emotion and narrative.”
Here is a bit more info about the exhibiton from the gallery:
Earth, wind, water, and metal are the key elements in this stunning show by Los Angeles bred photographer Charlotte Patterson. Through her dynamic photographic process of forced decay and rebirth of an original image, she forces the viewer to reconsider traditional modes of perceiving and displaying photography. Moving away from the literal and into the abstract, Patterson infuses the viewing experience with ideas of ephemerality and immortality, the artist’s lens ultimately bringing focus to the beauty between the lines.
“GOODBYE OLD FRIEND, AND THANKS FOR THE FADING MEMORIES” opens this Saturday, April 16, 2016: 7:00pm-10:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 14, 2016 (with an artist talk at 2:00pm on May 14). The gallery is offering an additional event on April 23 which co-presented by MOPLA. For more info on the April 23 event, visit our Upcoming Events Page.
SAGE Projects is located in the flats on the east bank of the LA river right next to the newly opened Maccarone Gallery from New York.
On view: April 16 – May 14
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What: Opening reception
Where: SAGE Projects, 300 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033