Playground, the second solo exhibition of photographs by Los Angeles-based photographers Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French will be on display at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, April 3rd through May 5th.
A reception for the artists will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3rd in conjunction with the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) at the Bergamot Station gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. C2, Santa Monica.
The photographs of Playground play with primary shapes and their literal and symbolic relationship to human subjects and the natural world, a gallery spokesman says. In these highly-designed panoramic pictures, Charbonneau and French stray away from the messages that characterized their previous series, Massillon, to create “visual poetry” through proportion, distance and repetition, the spokesman notes.
Charbonneau and French have been working together since 2004, when they say a mutual interest in the photographic medium brought them together. Their performance-based images are created through a partnership from conception to finish and have been featured in art fairs both internationally and stateside.
The artists’ works are currently included in a major traveling exhibition of photographs titled The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Cynthia Goodman, opened at the New Orleans museum of art in 2009 and is accompanied by a monograph.
Robert Berman Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information, Katherine Bell, (310) 315-1937, or www.robertbermangallery.net/.