Cole Case: The City Of Los Angeles

PORTFOLIO: colelcase.com

CAUSE: For over 30 years, Heal The Bay has been the Southland’s strongest advocate for the ocean. 

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LAX Departing Traffic Westchester Parkway. 9.15.16. Labor Day 2016 Looking 240 Degrees SW. 2017 Ink and gouache on paper - 14'' x 30''

LAX Departing Traffic Westchester Parkway. 9.15.16. Labor Day 2016 Looking 240 Degrees SW. 2017

Ink and gouache on paper - 14'' x 30''

Excerpted from the press release for Cole's show "Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt" at Chimento Contemporary (read in full, here):

...his last motif, the empty arena, recurs in Case’s subjects as both an allegorical structure, instances of locations with personal resonance, and as a way of highlighting the character of the cultivated, ambitious, “artificial nature” that decorates them. By retraining the focus on the false yet living foliage -- on the traces of humanity in the world rather than its visible presence or the distraction of competing narratives -- Case also makes a direct connection between what he is up to and the pantheon of art history’s great landscapes.

Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling. 2016 Ink and gouache on paper - 19'' x 30''

Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling. 2016

Ink and gouache on paper - 19'' x 30''

Culver Blvd. 4.19.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West_2016_Ink and gouache_8''x14''.jpg

Culver Blvd 4.19.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West. 2016

Ink and gouache on paper - 8'' x 14''