John Humble, “Sunday Afternoon” at the Rose Gallery
Coming up with his own take on the idea of the Sunday painter, John Humble carted his 4 x 5 camera out to photograph L.A.’s industrial suburbs — pockets of the city that are completely abandoned on weekends. This is the last week to see these eight large-scale color photos that show the other side of our mysterious overpopulated city, giving rise to feelings of complete emptiness and desolation that are in constant tension with our famed rush-hour traffic. Humble captures ghost towns of concrete and steel with the only evidence of human contact being some garbage or occasional graffiti. In addition to this recent work, there are equally compelling photos from the mid-1980s on view, including some from his well-known L.A. River series, which followed the course of the river from Canoga Park to Long Beach.
Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G-5, Santa Monica | (310) 264-3440 | www.rosegallery.net | Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Through January 8