Archive for September, 2011
Summer Navigation: Passage through the pastoral (an 18th century English machine in the modern era)
New works by Echo Park Photographer Martin Cox show at local frame shop:
Aaron Ballard’s Framing & Gallery
1568 W. Sunset Blvd
Echo Park, CA 90026
(Next to Bank of America at the corner of Sunset and Echo Park Ave in Downtown Echo Park)
Opens Sat Oct 1st exhibition runs to November 5
Parking: 1/2 block south of Sunset, off Echo Park Ave. (A City lot, be sure to read the signs)
My exhibition of new Los Angeles inspired photographs opened at THE GALLERY at 3517 Sunset Blvd on Sept 10th. Enter through the artisan store Dustmuffin.
I was invited exhibit as a local artist and interestingly the gallery wanted locally shot work, the exhibition was accompanied by this text:
For this exhibition, Photographer Martin Cox was invited to exhibit recent work regarding on Los Angeles as the theme. The confluence of two images; the perfect but now closed Echo Park and the underwater shopping cart taken in Echo Park Lake; suggested title PERFECT ECHO. A question of beauty ensued.
Taking Echo Park’s Lake historic lake as a starting point, Cox’s images are derived from a year examining the surrounding city, be it the icon of the 1893-built Bradbury Building, or a San Pedro-built Liberty ship, Cox explores these locations with a fascination for both sides of the story, the glorious and the underbelly.
Martin Cox, originally from Britain, lives in Echo Park. His work has been previously exhibited in New York, San Francisco, London and Los Angeles.