Sam Comen, Jose Saldaña on Chapulín in Lost Hills, CA. March, 28, 2009 from the series Lost Hills, 2009, inkjet print, 24 × 36 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, © Sam Comen, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA
October 16, 2021 – February 5, 2022
Opening Reception: October 16, 2021, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features over 70 artists and three photography collectives who offer an aesthetic approach to understanding the complexities and histories of California. These images, gathered from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), have come to define the myths, iconographies, and realities of this unique state.
Pairing masters of photography with experimental practitioners in a range of lens-based media that includes photo sculpture, vernacular, and video work, the selection blurs the boundaries of the tropes that formed a California identity. With works ranging from the early 1900s to present day, Golden Hour is neither a didactic history of the state nor an inclusive tale of photographic history, but rather artists’ impressions of the state of being in, and being influenced by, California.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; Riverside Art Museum; Lancaster Museum of Art and History; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries.
Local Access is a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by LACMA as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.
All exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.