California Museum of Photography
August 31, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Fall Opening Reception
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Analogues: Johnna Arnold features an image from Arnold's series From Inside This Earth, a body of unique photographic C-prints made by enlarging individual samples of used motor oil. A thin layer of oil is poured on a glass plate, which is then placed inside a photographic enlarger. The enlarger sends light through the plate and lens, onto the light-sensitive paper below, creating colorful abstractions of accidental beauty.
As a series, Analogues features a single work by contemporary artists whose image-making resonates with the themes presented in the permanent collection gallery.
Image: Johnna Arnold, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser #02, 2018, unique chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist.