In the Sunshine of Neglect @ California Museum of Photography + Riverside Art Museum
January 19, 2019 - April 28, 2019
California Museum of Photography + Riverside Art Museum
With: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Laurie Brown, Judy Chicago, Joe Deal, John Divola, Christina Fernandez, Judy Fiskin, Robbert Flick, Anthony Hernandez, Richard Misrach, Mark McKnight, Allan Sekula, Julius Shulman, Joel Sternfeld, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan among others.
Opening: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6-9 pm
Freedom can be found at the margins. That is the theme of a first-ever survey exhibition opening January 19, 2019. In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present is a simultaneous two-part exhibition at UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography and the Riverside Art Museum. The show presents the title’s territory on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Basin as an experimental tabula rasa playground for photographers, where nothing was at stake, so everything was possible.
Inland Southern California is a region of 4.5 million people, but it is also a periphery. Established photographic artists and rising experimentalists have long used the area as a laboratory. The visions of these artists—experimental, hard-eyed, and imaginative—influenced the course of contemporary art and photography. In the Sunshine of Neglect is the first exhibition to survey this remarkable history.