Feb 11 -
May 13 2012
Art Gallery NSW
Opening Reception: Feb 11 2012
Since 2007 the Art Gallery of New South Wales has been developing a collection of contemporary photography from southern California, an initiative funded by benefactors Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth and developed by senior curator photographs, Judy Annear. Making sense: contemporary LA photo artists is an opportunity to present the 13 photographs in this collection for the first time.
Making sense builds on existing works in the Gallery’s permanent collection by American artists Allan Sekula, Ed Ruscha, Bill Viola and Paul McCarthy, while taking into consideration the rich collection of 1970s and ’80s Californian photography (the New Topographics) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Looking at mostly younger practitioners, the 13 acquisitions consist of works by Sekula, Uta Barth, Miles Coolidge, Shannon Ebner, Christina Fernandez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie and Mark Wyse.