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As Far as I Could Get

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As Far As I Could Get (R02F06), 10 Seconds, 1996–7 Pigment Print 60 X 40 In. © John Divola
As Far as I Could Get

5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 6th, 2013 - July 6th, 2014
Opening: October 6th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.lacma.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mid-wilshire
EMAIL:  
publicinfo@lacma.org
PHONE:  
323-857-6000
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Tue,Thu 12-8; Fri 12-9; Sat-Sun 11-8

DESCRIPTION

With a career spanning four decades, John Divola is as distinctive for his commitment to the photographic community as for his thought-provoking work. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Divola entered the MFA program at the University of California Los Angeles. There, under the tutelage of Robert Heineken, the artist began to develop his own unique photographic practice, one that merges photography, painting, and conceptual art. Divola also teaches contemporary art at the University of California, Riverside, and writes about photography. As Far As I Could Get is the first solo museum presentation of Divola’s work.

The exhibition is a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with different components shown simultaneously at SBMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Pomona College Museum of Art beginning in October through December 2013. LACMA’s presentation includes Polaroids of sculpted objects, serial works comprised of appropriated continuity shots and stereographs, and conceptual landscapes in which the artist himself appears in a performative role.

This exhibition is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with the participation of the Pomona College Museum of Art.