By adding embroidery to photos taken during her time in New Jersey, Italy, and the American West, Diane Meyer give the images a history that both predates and postdates photography. Called Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, the series embellishes the snapshots with the ancient craft of hand-sewing, but the cross-stitched patches that result resemble pixels. According to Meyer, “The project refers to the failures of photography in preserving experience and personal history as well as the means by which photographs become nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.” Click through to see the series, which we discovered via Faith is Torment, and visit Meyer’s website for more of her work. … Read More
Featuring works by 30 artists, Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California investigates the cultural influence of the bicycle through sculpture, illustration, photography, performance, and video.
The exhibition challenges the automobile’s role as the dominant form of transport, drawing on a wide range of applications, styles, and media to highlight the bike’s increasing appeal in car-centric urban sprawls. Regardless of the approach, each artist raises questions (and sometimes, answers) regarding the bicycle’s timeless benefits, including overall health and sustainability. … Read More