Los Angeles, CA- Morono Kiang Gallery will host a panel discussion with the artists of Faraway, So Close on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Please join us as artists Sara Jane Boyers, Edward Colver, Willie Middlebrook, Shervin Shahbazi, Ann Summa, May Sun, Mark Vallen, and Richard Wyatt recount life in 1980s Los Angeles, talk about their experiences in a changing cultural landscape, and answer questions about their work.
"A paradox: the same century invented History and Photography. But history is a memory fabricated according to positive formulas, a pure intellectual discourse which abolishes mythic Time; and the Photograph is a certain but fugitive testimony."
- Roland Barthes
Faraway, So Close is an exhibition of photographs from 1980s Los Angeles. The artists in the exhibit were asked to present a personal take on what they were looking at during this particular place and time. As a result, the works presented in the exhibit fulfill the artists' professional and/or personal objectives. These photographs, taken by artists charged with the task of documenting the cultural life happening around them, provide a glimpse into the city's recent past from multiple vantage points. Each photograph featured in this show embodies layers of Los Angeles stories about people and places, events and activities. Decades later, these images have become important documents of the era that marked the beginning of the cultural and political changes that would follow.