Highlights from Paris Photo Los Angeles

April 28, 2014

Artist Klea McKenna describes her Rain Studies as “an ongoing series of unique gelatin silver photograms of rain made outdoors at night…I have always paid attention to rainfall and how weather affects the land, but by making this work my awareness has been heightened. The constant anticipation of rain and the act of documenting it on the rare occasions that it comes, has become my own sort of rain dance.”

Mariah Robertson, 36, 2014, unique, chemical treatment on RA-4 paper, 73 x 89 inches, and 10, 2014, unique, chemical treatment on RA-4 paper, 76 x 73 inches, M+B Gallery

Mariah Robertson‘s solo presentation at M+B Gallery in the New York backlot of Paris Photo LA was visually stunning. According to the artist, the pieces evolved from “a box of photo paper in my darkroom that got ‘blown.'” Mariah’s work experiments with the manipulation of chemical treatments and their reaction on photographic paper.

Klea McKenna Rainstorm 6 (California, February), 2014, unique, photogram of rain on gelatin-silver fiber paper, 34 x 41 inches (86.3 x 104.1 cm), Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles