Lane Barden: View from Santa Monica Freeway signed print. Award-winning photographer Lane Barden’s Riverwork is a series of digitally altered photographs of the Los Angeles River, a natural river converted in the mid-twentieth century to drainage infrastructure. The work explores industrial archetypes that belong to the 20th Century, the height of a paradigm when managing the environment was an act of power to overcome the destructive forces of nature (flooding) by using concrete to dominate the ecosystem.
The digital process breaks down the structure of the photograph to create a damaged image, one that speaks metaphorically to the current landscape: everywhere either damaged, threatened by damage, or protected from damage. These images are meant to articulate our common anxiety about the environment while probing for new forms of beauty. Each print is numbered and signed.
Lane Barden: View from Santa Monica Freeway signed print
13″x19″ – numbered, edition of 20
20″x30″ – numbered, edition of 20
Larger prints can be ordered, please contact us for an estimate.
Signed by the artist and numbered.
Printed on archival luster Fine Art paper.
Unframed, ships in a tube.
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Other work by Lane Barden on The Art Motion:
Buena Vista Bridge
Bell & Bell Gardens
7th Street Bridge
View from 4th Street
View from the I-10
From Cesar Chavez Bridge
Storm in Palm Desert
Pfieffer Beach in Big Sur
Bombay Beach Art Biennial
21 Catchers masks
Lane Barden is an artist, educator and architectural photographer in Los Angeles, CA with an M.F.A. in Photography from the University of New Mexico. He was a darkroom and digital assistant to Judy Fiskin from 2004 to 2006
While teaching at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena he received grant funding from the Art Center and from the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, for Linear City, his project to photograph linear trajectories in the Los Angeles Landscape from a helicopter. That work, consisting of 131 photographs was purchased in 2013 by the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and was published in the urban studies anthology Infrastructural City by ACTAR Publications in Barcelona, Spain.
His serial piece 23 Catcher’s Masks, was purchased by the Leonard and Marjorie Vernon collection, later bequeathed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where it remains today. He also has work in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the New Mexico State University of Fine Arts. He currently teaches at the New York Film Academy and has an international client list as an architecture photographer.