Doug Fogelson “Broken Cabinet”
also showing wtih Don Fritz, So Youn Lee, Justine Lin, Mayuko Nakamura, and Naoshi
June 5 – 28, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, June 5th; 8-11PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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This series looks at reanimating objects via multiple exposures of colored light, blended to make new color mixes. The flora and fauna are representative of species becoming extinct at alarming rates in this Anthropocene era, due mostly to human induced climate change and related abusive actions. By showcasing them under broken glass in candy colors, the viewer is stimulated to look deeper at the quality of their forms.
Doug Fogelson stresses that the objects dictate their own image as they index themselves in the cameraless process he uses with subjects sitting upon light sensitive materials. The agency of light and the work of collecting and composing complete it. States of decomposition are often colorful, and Broken Cabinet reminds us that this beauty carries a cost.
Doug Fogelson studied photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are displayed in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic and exhibited with esteemed galleries. He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage. Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company, and has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an advocate for the fine arts and social/ecological sustainability.