Mariah Robertson: Photography Lovers' Peninsula
through April 8, 2015
Current M+B exhibition with Mariah Robertson has received critical attention from the LA Times; in a Critic's Pick Leah Ollman calls Robertson "one of photography's exciting new essentialists, [for] she pares down the medium to a few of its most basic ingredients: light, chemicals and a light-sensitive surface" (Ollman, LA Times). One look at the work and we realize it indeed challenges traditional photographic conception, and as Ollman says of Robertson's work: "Nevermind a lens. Nevermind a subject plucked from the visible world. Hers is an untamed art . . . jolts of rapturous beauty" (LA Times).
On a greater level the work challenges the relevance of closed systems. It is playful and splashy, frayed and fresh. No matter how unlike photography it seems, it remains rooted to the media; it still requires all the elemental components.
Read the full review by Leah Ollman in the LA Times.
View the works online at M+B Gallery.