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Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives

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Untitled from the series The Song Itself Is Already a Skip, 2012, Whitney Hubbs, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Purchased in part with funds provided by Leslie, Judith, and Gabrielle Schreyer © Whitney Hubbs
Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives

1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
September 13th, 2016 - January 29th

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Tue-Fri, Sun 10-5:30; Sat 10-9. Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition features multipart photographic works by William Leavitt, Liza Ryan, Fazal Sheikh, and Whitney Hubbs. Juxtaposing images of people, places, and things, the works present fragmentary, enigmatic narratives that nonetheless establish a powerful, almost palpable atmosphere or mood. When sequenced by the artist in a specific order, the images recall storyboards used for motion pictures. When excerpted from a larger series, they suggest a stream-of-consciousness meditation on a theme. By providing the visual cues or markers of stories still to be played out, these photographs encourage visitors to participate in completing the narratives.