Courtesy of artist Connie Samaras
Minuteman Missile over LA Skies, 1998 From Angelic States -- Event Sequence Archival inkjet from film, 60 x 50 inches, edition of 5
Over the past two decades, Connie Samaras used photography and video to represent particular built environments she characterizes as “speculative landscapes” against the backdrop of daily life. She explores the aspirations and anxieties of the imagined future – how the US dreams itself – along with the psychological and social dislocation within the everyday.
Tales of Tomorrow is the largest and most significant exhibition of Connie Samaras’ work to date. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color, 108-page, hard-cover catalogue edited and with an introduction by exhibition curator Irene Tsatsos and texts by Charlotte Cotton, Lisa E. Bloom and more.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 7–9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 1 – June 9, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, Noon–5pm
About the Artist:
Connie Samaras was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1950. She has exhibited for over twenty-five years, mounting solo shows at venues such as the California Museum of Photography, the San Francisco Art Institute, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and more. A full professor at University of California/Irvine, Samaras received more than four-dozen research and production grants from foundations such as the California Community Foundation, Anonymous Was A Woman, Art Matters and more.