Ray Carofano @ dnj gallery

Ray Carofano: Riverrun
May 20 – July 8, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, May 20th, 6pm-8pm

“”Riverrun” is a suite of photographs, of the Los Angeles River, capturing seldom seen images of the fifty-one mile storm drain. Forsaken for so long and fenced off from the very communities it once sustained, the river is now primarily a flood control channel and conduit for urban waste. Taking ‘less-picturesque’ portions of the river as his subject, Carofano’s carefully framed images reveal the not-so-hidden majesty of the concrete, the smooth lines of the river’s channel. Sophisticated geometry, atmospheric light and color, and rightness of scale give these images a painterly quality that requires close observation in order to determine that they are indeed photographs. Conditions that could be considered appalling, on the contrary, appear alluring and serene – each image pays homage to the intersection between nature and the designed environment.”

dnj gallery
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404

Also published on Medium.

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