Louis Stanley, Jr. LANDESCAPES
Photography, for Louis Stanley, Jr., is a contemplative art that offers both opportunity for escape from the mayhem of everyday life and a means of personal expression. With his camera he seeks to capture life’s ephemeral moments and the beauties that unfold in front of us daily. Looking interpretively through the camera lens, he tries to find the emotion in what he sees, while freezing time and history in a captured moment. Whether responding to the glories of nature or interpreting culture with his camera, his is a deeply personal vision. Louis’s imagery spans the globe, and most of the photographs in this exhibition are from Europe, the Middle East, and California. LandEscapes, the exhibition’s title, is a word he coined to describe his globe-trotting adventures with his camera. In 2007, the Musee de l’Elysee (Lausanne, Switzerland) exhibited some of his work, and he displayed and sold photographs throughout Europe during an extensive sojourn in Barcelona. In 2009, he exhibited in Los Angeles as part of a group show called “Lofty Art” that showcased the work of talented and emerging Angeleno artists. His work has also been seen in commercial contexts and used for television set designs. Images from his evolving oeuvre can be seen online at www.thelandescape.com, and at www.wallspacela.com, a Los Angeles gallery that periodically exhibits his work.
Performing live for this opening are talented multi-instrumentalist (flute/vibraphone/electric piano) Hubie Vine and songstress Ella Rodriquez (whose latest album, “Die of Love,” is available online at indiestore.7digital.com/elladieoflove.)