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Arcana hosts a Book Signing with John Divola: SCAPES
July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us Sunday, July 24th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a book signing
John Divola: SCAPES
Please join us Sunday, July 24th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM to celebrate the arrival of Mr. Divola’s stunning new Skinnerboox publication. If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy, please place your order here or call Arcana at 310-458-1499.
“Cameras and their users are caught between the universal and the particular. Photography and photographs; humanity and whatever specific kind of human we happen to be. There is at least something existentially universal about John Divola’s photographic adventures. The lone observer moving through the world and reflecting upon it through various camera possibilities. But nobody is truly universal, or only universal. We each come wrapped in our particulars, just as each and every photograph belongs to the universe of photography precisely insofar as it is particular. Forever the two. When I look at Divola’s photographs, I sense something universal because I sense all the particulars. Yes, a white, male, middle class Southern Californian, post-conceptual artist of the kind that makes these kinds of photographs. But nobody makes photographs quite like Divola. He is one of a kind, and therein are the universal and the particular.” – David Campany from his text for “SCAPES”, which contains selections from three of the photographer’s most celebrated bodies of early black and white work, “Four Landscapes”, “As Far As I Could Get”, and “Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert.”