December 8, 2001 – January 26, 2002
Featuring: Daniel Marlos
Opening Reception: 8 December 2001, 5-7 pm.
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The work of Daniel Marlos focuses on the individual and the ways individual identity is tied to and forged from one’s surroundings. The result of three years of intensive effort, TimeLine, Marlos’s latest photographic project, uses a series of pictures of people and places to create a richly layered portrait of the city itself.
TimeLine consisted of 221 pairs of photographs, black-and-white and color, each 14″ x 8 3/4″, stacked vertically, uncropped, and retaining the frame line between exposures. The images consist of portraits of Marlos’s friends in front of buildings around Los Angeles whose addresses correspond to every year since the founding of the city in 1781. The result is a unique double portrait of the city and its inhabitants. Marlos interweaves both historic and contemporary narratives by chronicling Los Angeles’s past with faces and places of the present. Each pair of images has been printed without alterations and in the exact order in which they were taken, thus making the work as much about the obsessive framework the artist has constructed and his attention to detail as it is about the tender eye cast on the subjects photographed.
The exhibition TimeLine also included Breezing through the 20th Century, a 100-second film developed out of preliminary material of this project. Daniel Marlos has been in numerous group shows in the Los Angeles area as well as in New York and in Europe, and last had a local solo show in Santa Monica at the Blum & Poe gallery.