Sean C. Flaherty
Nikki S. Lee
Joshua Mark Logan
Curated by Chris Reynolds
Second Sight refers to the apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses. Conversely, this term is also adopted by theorist Roland Barthes in his criticism and theorization on photography, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Barthes states that the “photographer's 'second sight' does not consist in 'seeing' but in being there”. Second Sight: New Representations in Photography ventures beyond our preconceived perceptions of what is and what is not photography today. Whether they investigate photographic image-making as object, history, truth, or trompe l'oeil, these artists challenge, push, and ultimately expand upon the lexicon of photography.
Applebomb Project in partnership with various artists
Artwork on hand-made skateboards
Matthew Kelly Debbaudt
This project started eight years ago as a simple lamination test. I realized I could cut and shape the test into a board, much like vintage laminated surfboards. Eventually I had a gang of boards.
I saw the group of boards as unfinished or blank. I started to think about the group as a show, but they needed the artwork. Artists were commissioned from the fine art as well as the street and lowbrow circles to represent the variety of styles in the Los Angeles art scene. The boards were coated with resin to protect the art and unique travel bags were made for each board.
Most boards are disposable, bought ridden and broken. Longboards are usually ridden as a relaxed gliding and carving on flat surfaces, so these boards are not subject to the same abuse. I can imagine hanging these boards as art that you take off the wall and ride sometimes.
- Craig Deines, 2014