SPOT PHOTO WORKS PRESENTS NIGHTSCAPES BY GREGG SEGAL
January 17 – March 3, 2015
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday January 17 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPOT Photo Works is proud to present Nightscapes by Gregg Segal January 17 – March 3, 2015. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the gallery’s 6679 Sunset Boulevard location in Hollywood.
During daylight hours, the thick bands of pollution girding the Los Angeles skyline are a constant reminder of how poor our air quality is. But at night, the foul, chemical filled air traps the city’s excessive artificial light, and in these long exposure images, our skies turn deep emerald green, lush amber, eggplant purple, and bubble gum pink. All these glowing hues obscure the stars and what we think of as a proper night sky. As depicted in Gregg Segal’s vivid color photographic series “Nightscapes,” our lurid skyglow is at once toxic and seductive.
Gregg Segal won the jury’s choice award at the Tokyo International Photography Festival in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, The O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, George Mason University and Chelsea Market, New York. His photography has been recognized with awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, The New York Press Club and more. His portraiture and photo essays have been featured in TIME, National Geographic Adventure, Fortune GQ, Dwell and Wired among others. He holds a BFA from Cal Arts, a Masters degree from USC and an MFA from New York University.
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KATHLEEN CLARK l RUSSELL ADAMS