Spot Photo Works will present an exhibition of images by Chris Anthony from November 15, 2014 through January 12, 2015. Informed by the prose and imagery of Edgar Allen Poe, Anthony’s “Seas Without A Shore” includes wet plate collodion prints along with color photographs and ephemera. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 6-9pm. Spot Photo Works is located at 6679 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at the historic Crossroads of the World.
Part mystic, part conjurer, vaudeville ringmaster and antique portraitist, Anthony is a rare artist. His ability to set both simple and elaborate stages creates elegant enigmas throughout his work that allow the viewer to witness something of a different reality while exploring themes of solitude, hope and survival.
Anthony implements the wet plate collodion process beautifully along with using 150 year old lenses. His vision takes us to a selective and sophisticated level of image making with fictional narratives from the bizarre to the banal.
“Making the masks, and many of the props and costumes is a big part of the process and it helps me define this unique and demented little world I live and shoot in. The mysteries of the sea is certainly a big part of the subject matter in these pictures with color images of survivors braving waves and currents, perhaps the result of a future world where ocean tides will wash away the planet’s coastlines.”
Chris Anthony was born in Sweden and lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Stockholm, Brooklyn, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., London, Bath and San Francisco and published in the Los Angeles Times, Eyemazing, Art News, American Photo, Blink, Paper, Photo+, Nylon, Black Book, Juxtapoz, Zoom, Corrierre della Serra.
Chris Anthony: Seas Without A Shore
Nov 15, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015
Spot Photo Works, 6679 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 15 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm