Chris Anthony: The Sea & Poe

Seas Without A Shore No. 2 ©2012 Chris Anthony.  Unique tintype collage, Archival varnish made with Gum Sandarac and Lavender Oil
Seas Without A Shore No. 2 ©2012 Chris Anthony. Unique tintype collage, Archival varnish made with Gum Sandarac and Lavender Oil

Celebrate with us at Spot Photo Works this Saturday, 6-9pm as we present the exquisite work of Chris Anthony. Exhibition, opening reception for the artist and book signing at 6679 Sunset Blvd. The exhibition will run through January 12, 2015.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Informed by the prose and imagery of Edgar Allen Poe, Seas Without A Shore by Chris Anthony, features a selection of broodingly beautiful wet plate collodion prints along with color photographs shot with one hundred and fifty year old lenses.

Hippocampus No. 17
Hippocampus No. 17 ©2012, Chris Anthony

“The mystery 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” writes Anthony.

Rex Pelagus (2012) Chris Anthony
Rex Pelagus (2012) Chris Anthony

In setting both simple and elaborate stages, Chris Anthony creates elegant enigmas throughout his work that draw the viewer into a unique reality, all the while exploring themes of solitude, hope and survival.

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, Square, Blink, Paper, Photo+, Nylon, Black Book, Juxtapoz, Zoom, and Corrierre della Serra.

Chris Anthony’s book, Seas Without A Shore, will be available in four different configurations.CLAM-3