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Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present a major exhibition of S outhern California street photography from the late 1960s through early 198 0s entitled\, Street Sight. The exhibition\, organi zed by curator Tim B. Wride\, will be on display in the Armory’s Caldwell G allery from Sunday\, June 26 – September 11\, 2011. Exhibiting artists will include Adam Bartos\, Darryl Curran\, Bevan Davies\, John Divola\, Judy Fiskin\, Robbert Flick\, Dennis Hopper\, Graham Howe\, Grant Mudford\ , Jane O’Neal\, Marvin Rand\, Seymour Rosen\, Ed Ruscha\, Julian Wasser\, a nd Terry Wild. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrate d publication with a scholarly essay by the curator. An opening reception\, free and open to the public\, will take place on Saturday\, June 25\, from 7-9pm.

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Street Sight takes into account the factors that contribu ted to the post-war shift in Southern California-based photography from ima gery that was picturesque\, imageoriented\, and anecdotal in nature\, to a more conceptually motivated style of representation and object-making that was decisively suburban\, process-oriented\, and experiential. The artists whose work is included in the exhibition have made a prepositional shift aw ay from the description and distillation of activity and inhabitants that a re seen on the street to an emphasis on those elements\, extensions\ , and experiences that are not just of the street\, but\, of the str eet that is dominated\, defined\, and experienced by the automobile.

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For artists Robbert Flick and Ed Rusch a\, this resulted in a meditative celebration and typology\, respectively\, of the parking lot. Darryl Curran elevates the conflation of sexually char ged imagery with the shapes and icons of gasoline stations into totems of a new potency. The typologies of Bevan Davies\, Judy Fiskin\, John Divola\, and Seymour Rosen overlay economic and architectural accumulations made pos sible by the car’s fluid access to broad geographies. Jane O’Neal’s saturat ed color imagery provides the experience of the street from within the car with carnivalesque garishness\, while images by Marvin Rand and Julian Wass er use montage and time-exposure strategies to formally distill the motion of the street. Adam Bartos celebrates the two ends of the spectrum of road quality with his cinematic treatment of a freeway overpass and a hillside o verlook. And\, for Australian transplants Graham Howe and Grant Mudford the traces\, boundaries\, and borders of streets themselves elicited formal re sponses that underpin insightful psychological descriptions of both place a nd medium.

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“Street Sight” is on view in the Susan and John Caldwell G allery at the Armory Center for the Arts\, 145 North Raymond Avenue\, Pasad ena\, CA\, 91103. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday\, noon-5pm. $5 suggest ed donation. Armory members\, students\, and seniors are free. The Armory i s easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. F or information about Armory exhibitions and events\, please call 626.792.51 01 x122. or visit the Armory website at www.armoryarts.org.

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