Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6PM-9PM
Even if you’ve never seen Nathan Benn’s photographs from the 1970s, they feel somehow familiar-like the refrain of a half-remembered song. With a uniquely American mix of formality and ease, and a color palette so tart you can almost taste it, Benn makes the past vividly-even painfully-present. So there’s nothing nostalgic about his pictures of parades, homecomings, and town meetings, juke joints and barbershops, front porches and back roads, because you are there. Maybe that’s why KODACHROME MEMORY: American Pictures 1972-1990 feels like an instant classic.
– Vince Aletti
Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90048