969 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Category: Art Galleries
Region: Chinatown/ Elysian Park
Artist Richard Kraft took a video camera into London's Underground and filmed covertly. When he watched his own footage, he paused it on certain faces, rephotographing them and then blowing those images up so they're larger than life. Seven large-scale "Tube Portraits" hang in Charlie James' upstairs gallery, while 100 small portraits hang in the basement. One woman looks prayerful, another suspicious. One man is either trying to sleep or meditating, and a woman lifts her chin haughtily and seems to be staring right into Kraft's camera. 975 Chung King Road; through Feb. 2. (213) 687-0844, cjamesgallery.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 15. Continues through Feb. 2, 2012