Photo-conceptualism, Photorealism and the Adjacencies of Photography: A Gallery Talk with Dennis Reed and Tom Jimmerson
Please join us for this exciting conversation and exhibition walkthrough followed by lunch at Guelaguetza, a Jonathan Gold-recommended Oaxacan restaurant near the gallery.
PAC·LA board member Dennis Reed will talk about his current exhibition of photographs, entitled Police Culture, followed by a discussion of conceptual art, photorealism, and their relationship to photography with gallery director, Tom Jimmerson.
Jimmerson, a veteran fixture of the LA art scene, was the former owner/director of Cardwell Jimmerson Fine Arts in Culver City, a gallery that focused on conceptual art, as does As-is.LA Gallery. Reed is best known as an educator, historian and curator, and this exhibition will be a surprise for those who have never seen his photographs. Jimmerson says, “photo-conceptualism and photo-realism stand today, and with the advantage of hindsight, as powerful, if implicit, critiques of photography. Reed’s photographs question the truthfulness of photography, the limits of our individual perception, and our relentless need to assign meanings to images.”
$37 per person including lunch - limited to 20 people
Image: Dennis Reed, #25 Bodycam, 2017