If you've ever dug through the piles of found photographs at Melrose Trading Post, or maybe another flea market, you've likely found those images that seem to be happy accidents — maybe of a grandfather asleep in a chair with upholstery that beautifully contrasts his flannel shirt — and you've found those that have to be the work of someone with real skill. At Ambach & Rice gallery, the feeling is similar, although more images fall into the latter camp. The images in the show, all amassed by collector Robert E. Jackson, come from both known photographers and anonymous ones. Wolfgang Tillmans' orange-tinted images of four 20-somethings in army fatigues asleep on sand is no more or less compelling than the eerie, gray, anonymous photo of a man's silhouette on a cliff. 6148 Wilshire Blvd.; through Jan. 12. (323) 965-5500, ambachandrice.com.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 1. Continues through Jan. 12, 2012

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