Notes on Looking review

LA Currents review and interview



Weekend is content to host Immediate Horizon, a solo exhibition by John Pearson featuring recent, large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric. These images link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the landscape physically. Pearson works outdoors on the ground making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.

Pearson's intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place - in this case the arid southern California landscape - but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.


Pearson received a MFA from California Institute of the Arts and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited widely in the United States including garages, non-profits, artist collectives, museums, and commercial galleries in Los Angeles along with solo exhibitions in New York; Saint Petersburg, Russia; and a recent two-person exhibit with Emily Newman at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   This will be John Pearson's first solo exhibition of soft photographs.




May 3rd - May 26th, 2013