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Angles Gallery is pleased to present Not in Arcadia Ego\, featuring photographic works by < strong>Noriko Furunishi\, Ori Gersht\, Soo Kim\, and Walte r Niedermayr.  The exhibition will be on view in the main gallerie s January 12th through March 9th. < /span>

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The landscape has been a central theme in visual art since antiquity. But beginning in the 16th century\, a new market for secular art emerged in the Netherlands\, which caused a shift in the role of the lands cape that reverberates today. Often relegated to a theatrical backdrop for biblical\, mythological\, and historical scenes in the 17th and 18th centur ies\, the landscape was elevated to higher status with Poussin's second ver sion of Et in Arcadia Ego\, also known as Shepherds in Arcadia  (Les bergers d'Arcadie). Since that time\, the landscape has worn powerful human emotions\, previously reserved for history painting al one. 

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The radical u se of the landscape by the early Moderns\, and especially the Impressionist s\, opened the door for the early photographic works of the 19th century. T he new medium had a profound impact on painting in general\, and facilitate d an expansion of both representations and perceptions of the landscape in the visual arts. Through the 20th century\, the subject of the landscape re mained dominant in photography\, in response to industrialization\, globali zation\, and the threat of ecological disaster. By the close of the 20th ce ntury (and more evident today) artists used the photographic landscape to c ontemplate the future of the human race\, examine the history of culture an d war\, and\, still\, to illuminate the threat of ecological disaster. 

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The four artists repre sented in the exhibition use photography in unique ways to communicate an a rray of ideas to the viewer. Often referencing the tropes of painting\, and openly borrowing from the milieu for composition and scale\, today's lands cape\, as depicted in the photographic medium\, is layered with emotion\, h istory\, and the weight of human experience. 

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Also on view will be three recent sculptural wor ks by gallery artist Tom LaDuke. These works have never be fore been assembled in a single exhibition\, and represent the artist's exp loration of themes of perception and identity. Taking as a point of departu re the German Idealists' notion that the self is a linguistic construct\, a Mobius trip of reflection and perception\, the artist has created a number of intimate sculptures that make manifest the dichotomy of the internal an d external self.

DTEND:20130309 DTSTAMP:20140922T153828 DTSTART:20130112 GEO:34.0331789;-118.374812 LOCATION:Angles Gallery\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Not in Arcadia Ego\, Noriko Furunishi\, Ori Gersht\, Soo Kim\, Tom LaDuke\, Walter Niedermayr UID:252516 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130112T200000 DTSTAMP:20140922T153828 DTSTART:20130112T180000 GEO:34.0331789;-118.374812 LOCATION:Angles Gallery\,2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Not in Arcadia Ego\, Noriko Furunishi\, Ori Gersht\, Soo Kim\, Tom LaDuke\, Walter Niedermayr UID:252517 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR