M+B presents an exhibition of photography which celebrates and informs the discourse on Americana, through a focus on depictions of California lifestyle from June 6th to July 3rd at colette.
This group show pairs emerging and established artists, ranging from documentary images which shed light on historically important moments from the 20th century, to conceptual contemporary oeuvres. Artists are Lisa Jack, LeRoy Grannis, Hugh Holland, Joseph Szabo , Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Brodie, Andrew Bush, Alex Prager, Matthew Porter, Lisa Eisner.
The works of Lisa Jack, LeRoy Grannis, Hugh Holland, Joseph Szabo and Hunter S. Thompson offer a window into defining events and movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Grannis and Holland capture the rebellious surf and skate culture which came to represent the West Coast and American leisure time. Szabo is a delightful east coast counterpart to Grannis and Holland; his work documenting the culture of Jones Beach in the 1970s depicted through summer leisure at the beach and particularly the feeling of possibility and promise, touched with youthful angst that is all part of the identity of an American teenager.
Text: julie morikawa