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Dollhouse, 1987 Gelatin Silver Print. the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.48.1. © © Abelardo Morell, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
The Universe Next Door

1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
October 1st, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
Opening: October 1st, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.getty.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
visitorservices@getty.edu
PHONE:  
310-440-7300
OPEN HOURS:  
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).
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

From intimate domestic scenes taken with a child's view to images in which an entire room is a camera obscura, Abelardo Morell has approached picture making with remarkable creativity and wit. This retrospective exhibition, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, traces his innovative career.

Over the past twenty­five years, Abelardo Morell (American, born Cuba, 1948) has become internationally renowned for photographs that push the boundaries of the medium while exploring visual surprise and wonder. From intimate domestic scenes taken with a child's view to images in which an entire room is a camera obscura, Morell has approached picture making with remarkable creativity and wit. Showing a range of individual works and series—many never displayed before—this exhibition demonstrates how Morell has mined photographic history for inspiration. The exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.