Exhibition

Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge

22 Sep 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

Event times

Monday 11 am–5 pm
Tuesday 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 am–5 pm
Friday 11 am–8 pm
Saturday 10 am–7 pm
Sunday 10 am–7 pm
Closed on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Cost of entry

People Residing in L.A. County with Valid ID
Members Free
After 3 pm, Mon–Fri Free
Youth (12 & under) Free
Teens (13–17) Free
Adults $20
Seniors (65+ with ID) $16
Students (18+ with ID) $16

People Residing Outside L.A. County
Members Free
After 3 pm, Mon–Fri $25
Youth (12 & under) Free
Teens (13–17) $10
Adults $25
Seniors (65+ with ID) $21
Students (18+ with ID) $21

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For 50 years, Thomas Joshua Cooper has been making photographs outdoors.

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Often realized through intense physical travel to remote and isolated sites, these stunning, large-scale, black-and-white photographs encapsulate the psychological impact of the place through geographic and atmospheric details. The exhibition, comprising 65 large-scale and 75 8 x 10 black-and-white photographs, showcases Cooper’s The Atlas of Emptiness and ExtremityThe World’s Edgethe Atlantic Basin Project, which he first embarked upon in 1987, to chart the Atlantic Basin from the extreme points of each north, south, east, and west coordinate. Using a 19th-century Agfa Ansco view camera, his singular exposure of each site includes neither a horizon line nor the terrain below his feet, but rather the surrounding “sea spaces” that are unique, dissimilar, and not readily identifiable. For him each place is a point of departure allowing contemplation of the ocean’s emptiness beyond the extreme points of the land.

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Thomas Joshua Cooper

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