Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Los Angeles Art Show - L.A. Convention Center


"Street Light, Downtown" ©2010 Jim McHugh
"Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip" © 2007 Jim McHugh

"Maroon Valley Diptych"  © 2010 Jim McHugh



With the exception of "Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip," the new pictures that will be shown at the LA ART SHOW have not been exhibited before. Quite by surprise, the selected images are all color. A mix of Colorado and Los Angeles. I ran across an interesting quote by Ansel Adams before while shooting in Colorado, " Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, - and often the supreme disappointment. " I was very conscious of that while I was photographing in Colorado. What looks so perfect to your eye can be so flat and undirected in a picture. How do you build depth into a two dimentional photograph? How do you create a real sense of space and size? How do you approach a genre that has been so definitively and beautifully photographed by Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams and many others. Like the cityscapes of Los Angeles, I try to look at everything as a portrait, not to be recorded, but to be interpreted. My greatest inspiration as a photographer is often painters.  In this recent work the English artist John Constable is always in my mind, with his powerful presence of clouds and skies. 

Vernissage is Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm.
January 20-23, Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A • Booth E-150
310 278 4400 info@yargerfineart.com 

Jim McHugh is represented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art
at the Los Angeles Art Show 2011

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