Los Angeles Times Reviews the "Quiet and Convincing Power" of Augusta Wood's Photos at Angles Gallery in Culver City

Leah Ollman recently reviewed the new show by Augusta Wood at Angels Gallery in Culver City for the Los Angeles Times. Ollman explains that, to create the photographs in the show, Wood projects "family pictures from across the decades atop one another onto the white wall of her studio and photographs the layered results." The result, says Ollman, demonstrates the "fluid, unreliable" nature of all photographic images: "However fixed an image from the album or archive appears, every photograph remains a partial, slippery thing, its meaning conditional..." as "...the past is perceived through the present, the present inflected by the past."

Continues Ollman about one of the photographs:

In "Tan Lines (1975, 1988, 2013, 2013)," a young child stands at the foot of a staircase presenting her bare white bottom to the camera, while another girl, facing us, stands by. They share the space but clearly date from different eras, their union mildly jarring and intriguing, like the slightly off-register doubling of the banister's grillwork. In the frame's upper right hangs a convex mirror, reminiscent of the one in Van Eyck's Arnolfini wedding portrait, reflecting a swollen view of the artist's position as observer.

You can read the whole review HERE.

The Augusta Wood show continues at Angles Gallery until May 31. Angles Gallery is located at 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., in Culver City.

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