Anatomia Digitale, the fifth exhibition for photographer Richard Ehrlich at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, will combine his two passions, medicine and photography, in a series of archival pigment prints beginning Saturday, September 5th through Saturday, October 10th.
The Craig Krull Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B3, Santa Monica, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A reception is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 12th.
Ehrlich says he utilizes the most advanced digitally based CT and MR image scanning technologies in developing his multi-layered, manipulated images. He suggests that the images “do not display anatomic idealization or pathology, but rather utilize modern digital photographic, radiological and imaging technique as a springboard for artistic rendering.”
In his previous four exhibits at the gallery, Ehrlich presented images of sand-filled structures in the Namibian desert of Africa, graffiti-painted tunnels in downtown Los Angeles, rough waters on the coast of British Columbia and the archives of Nazi concentration camps.
In Anatomia Digitale, works are included on paper as well as a kinetic, three-dimensional hologram installation. Ehrlich said the new technologies represent “a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine as well as a new basis for artistic expression.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by the new Nazraeli Press publication, Richard Ehrlich: Anatomia Digitale.
Concurrently, an exhibit surveying Ehrlich’s previous bodies of work will be held at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. The Presence of Absence: The Photographs of Richard Ehrlich will be on view at LMU beginning Wednesday, September 9th through November 22nd.