Sunset Palm by Greg Curtis
24” x 36” Chromogenic Print on Fuji Super Type C paper
Eight prints in an edition of three each
PH0119-1, PH0119-2, PH0119-5, PH0119-6,
PH0119-7, PH0119-8, PH0119-9, & PH0119-10
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The image of a palm tree on a beach at sunset is a pervasive marker of leisure and tourism in coastal regions such as Southern California and beyond. Sunset Palm borrows its title from a mass produced poster one might find in an apartment or dorm room which Greg Curtis, with cinematographer Adam Michael Becker, re-photographed using light and lens flare effects in-camera. The resulting image retains the allure of the original, yet, by obscuring and partially obliterating the idealized image, inverts the viewers desire to settle at the foot of a palm tree on a beach at sunset.
The informational text at the bottom of the original poster is restated in each image here as: "Sunset Palm PH0119-# © Greg Curtis 2013, Photogrpahy by Adam Michael Becker beckervisuals.com, www.insertblancpress.net"
Greg Curtis’ works in photography, video, installation, and sound have been exhibited and performed at Elephant, Cirrus Gallery, Land of Tomorrow, Dan Graham, Blythe Projects, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Sea and Space Explorations, and Orange Alley Projects, among others. His work has been featured in Art Ltd.
, and Flaunt Magazine
. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2007, and lives and works in Los Angeles. See more of Curtis' work at his site
Sunset Palm PH0119-1
Sunset Palm PH0119-2
Sunset Palm PH0119-5
Sunset Palm PH0119-6
Sunset Palm PH0119-7
Sunset Palm PH0119-8
Sunset Palm PH0119-9
Sunset Palm PH0119-10