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Divining Los Angeles Landscapes: Woodlands to Watersheds

Divining Los Angeles Landscapes (in situ), 2015-16 Joyce Campbell, "In the Ether" John Humble, "Natura Urbanus-2" John Humble, "Natura Urbanus" Ken Gonzalez-Day, "Oak and Thistle" Ken Gonzalez-Day, "Oak and Thistle"

Project Description

Divining Los Angeles Landscapes: Woodlands to Watersheds  
On display in Union Station Passageway Art Gallery
July 2015-July 2016

Photo based artworks by three artists invite visitors to Union Station to explore the histories, paradoxes, ironies and majesties of Los Angeles landscapes. The thirty-six illuminated color and black-and-white photographs on display in this passageway meander from ethereal botanical specimens at large scale to vistas of the wild urban edges, and the connective unnatural nature in between.

Joyce Campbell – In the Ether

Ken Gonzales-Day – Oak and Thistle: Views of the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains

John Humble – Natura Urbanus

About the Artist

JOYCE CAMPBELL (b. 1971, New Zealand) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Canterbury University and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in creative practice. She has lectured at a number of universities, including California State University, Northridge, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, the University of Auckland Elam School of the Arts and the University of California, Irvine. Her interdisciplinary work has been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles region and in New Zealand. Campbell is the recipient of grants from the Durfee Foundation and the University of California, and is a fellow of Antarctica New Zealand’s Artists to Antarctica program.

KEN GONZALES-DAY (b. 1964, Santa Clara, California) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, a Master of Arts in art history from Hunter College, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. He is a longtime professor of art at Scripps College. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas and can be found in several museum collections. Gonzales-Day has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including grants from Art Matters, the California Community Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Western States Arts Federation.

JOHN HUMBLE (b. 1944, Washington DC) earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a Vietnam War veteran and former photojournalist for the Washington Post. Humble’s impressive body of photographic work is informed by his extensive world travels. He is best known for his in-depth series of landscapes documenting Los Angeles, where he has lived since 1974. His photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally and are in the collections of a number of prominent institutions, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

John Humble