SPARC Gallery Exhibition “Stand Alone” – Photographs by Mark Swope

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present our next exhibition, Stand Alone, in the SPARC Gallery of the work of photographer Mark Swope.Mark Swope is a Los Angeles-based photographer, whose ideas were formed by the photographers of “New Topographics aesthetic in the 1970’s. Photographers in that group included, among others, Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, John Gossage, Lewis Baltz, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. The prevailing imagery focused of these photographers on a straightforward, documentary style, commenting on the changing contemporary urban landscape.Mark studied art and received a BA from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.Mark’s interest in photography dated from growing up in his father’s home, surrounded by photographs. His father, John Swope was a respected photographer in his own right, and when Mark began archiving his father’s work, he began to focus full time on photography. As a native, he felt he did not know much about his own city and started to explore LA through his camera.He began traveling around to different parts of the country, looking for places that were very ordinary. He wanted to isolate these places into disjointed sculptural formations. As curator Sam Mellon states – “Focusing on simple lines and shapes, he collects buildings and spaces that have not yet been cleared away and reinvented in the pursuit of progress. Like the photographers of the generation before him, Swope offers the viewer an honest photograph, stripped of conventional beauty, emotion, or artistic frills, and reduced to the bare essence of its physical attributes”.The SPARC Gallery is located at 1121 Mission Street, South Pasadena. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Please call the Chamber of Commerce before arriving at (626) 441-2339.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Visual Arts SPARC Gallery Exhibition “Stand Alone” – Photographs by Mark Swope Opening Reception – Saturday, September 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 1:04 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img

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