DAVID HORVITZ AT BLUM & POE

David Horvitz Public Access (Pismo Beach), 2011-2014 C-print, wikipedia article printout 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz
Public Access (Pismo Beach), 2011-2014
C-print, wikipedia article printout
10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz has a lovely solo exhibition currently on view at Blum & Poe until August 23rd. The exhibition features two installations. The first, a row of clear glass vessels placed on the floor of the gallery  in a line dividing the space in two, contain clear liquid. The second installation is a series of color photographs from Horvitz’s ongoing Public Access project. In 2011, Horvitz travelled up the coast of California from Mexico to Oregon, photographing himself at public beaches. He then placed these photographs on the Wikipedia entries for each beach, often replacing the picture that was already there. The act prompted a negative response from Wiki editors, who were at first confused by the images, and then angered. In his work, Horvitz examines human response to nature, and systems of communication.

David Horvitz Installation View, 2014 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz
Installation View, 2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz Installation View, 2014 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz
Installation View, 2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz Installation View, 2014 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz
Installation View, 2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz Public Access (El Segundo), 2011-2014 C-print, wikipedia article printout 9 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches (image www.blumandpoe.com)

David Horvitz
Public Access (El Segundo), 2011-2014
C-print, wikipedia article printout
9 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

 

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