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Johnna Arnold

California Museum of Photography

August 31, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Fall Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Analogues: Johnna Arnold features an image from Arnold's series From Inside This Earth, a body of unique photographic C-prints made by enlarging individual samples of used motor oil. A thin layer of oil is poured on a glass plate, which is then placed inside a photographic enlarger. The enlarger sends light through the plate and lens, onto the light-sensitive paper below, creating colorful abstractions of accidental beauty. 

As a series, Analogues features a single work by contemporary artists whose image-making resonates with the themes presented in the permanent collection gallery. 

UCR's College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the City of Riverside have provided support.

Image: Johnna Arnold, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser #02, 2018, unique chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist.