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Arcana Hosts A Book Signing With Ron Jude
October 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
On Saturday, October 10th from 4:00 – 6:00pm, please join Arcana: Books on The Arts for a book signing with Ron Jude. To construct Lago, Ron Jude returns to the California desert of his early childhood as if a detective in search of clues to his own identity. In this brand new MACK book of fifty-four photographs taken between 2011 and 2014, he attempts to reconcile the vagaries of memory (and the uncertainty of looking) with our need to make narrative sense of things.
Using a desolate desert lake as a theatrical backdrop, Jude meanders through the arid landscape of his youth, making note of everything from venomous spiders to discarded pornography. If one considers these traces to be a coded language of some sort, Jude’s act of photographing and piecing them together becomes a form of cryptography – like a poetic archaeology that, rather than attempting to arrive at something conclusive, looks for patterns and rhythms that create congruity out of the stuttering utterances of the visible world. According to Jude, “these harmonies, when we’re lucky enough to find them, are probably the closest we can get to discovering actual ‘meaning’ and grasping the potency of place.”
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of Lago but cannot attend, please place an order here, or call 310-458-1499.