Events > 2017 > February > Reisig + Taylor "Urban Poetry" Solo Exhibit

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Created by Erez Safar

Gallery 38 is pleased to present Reisig and Taylor in their solo exhibition, Urban Poetry, featuring lenticular photography that explores elements of the urban experience. The title of the exhibition refers to the manner in which the subjects and the landscape work in concert with each other to narrate a new reality. Collaged into single landscapes, These works evoke the idea of a connected and interchangeable humanity, allowing its subjects to forge a new identity in alternate environments.

Artists Chris Reisig and Leeza Taylor, whose creative and life partnership spans nearly 25 years, continue their exploration of the photographic medium with each new body of work. Their art practice reflects the life they have forged together, their children and the friends that are adsorbed into the family. Like many of Reisig and Taylor’s collaborative projects, the physical and emotional landscape of their own domestic space, becomes the point of departure for their artistic vision.

The images of Reisig and Taylor succeed in reinterpreting the singular, handmade prints of photography’s earliest history while utilizing twenty first century technology. They bring their mastery of traditional darkroom techniques and computer generated image making to the labor intensive, digital application of lenticular printing first developed in the 1940s. Reisig and Taylor marry tradition with the contemporary to create images with the uncanny ability to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight. The resulting prints challenge the cutting edge while retaining a classicism that is lush and seductive.

Gallery 38 an ongoing project by ArtAboveReality and Bancs Media, opened it’s doors in March of 2015 with the hopes of starting a artistic renaissance in the West Adams neighborhood. One year later, the mission continues. Named in a LA Weekly article as “The Center of the burgeoning West Adams Art Scene”, Gallery 38 has done over 15 solo exhibitions and art fairs and has been able to continue the tradition of presenting emerging and established artists while focusing on developing the community around them.

Opening Reception, February 25th // 6:00pm – 9:00pm | (

The exhibit will be on view to the public, February 25th – March 19th. Gallery 38 is located at 5376 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90016. Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 2- 6pm. Phone: 213-290-1440.

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