Exhibition- Elena Dorfman, Sublime: The l. A. River

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September 1, 2015

From: Alice F. And Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Elena Dorfman (Los Angeles, CA) painstakingly creates complex multilayered photographs that chronicle the Los Angeles River, the banks of which were home to the early settlers of the western metropolis. In 1938, the river was encased in concrete to tame the devastating floods of the early twentieth century, and has since largely been ignored. Walking the fifty-two miles of the river and then sifting through thousands of her images, Dorfman references the ongoing landscape tradition, including the Hudson River School, a mid-19th-century American art movement whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. Both the Hudson River School and the Los Angeles River were established in 1825. Dorfman’s imagery offers allegorical references to the cyclical ebb and flow between civilization and savagery, the cycle through social and cultural development, and the descent into ruin and back again.

Date: September 11,2015 - November 8,2015

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Alice F. And Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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