20. November 2016 · · Categories: All, Exhibitions


 A Flâneur
“The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his profession are to become one flesh with the crowd. For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite.”
– Charles Baudelaire

First Exhibit of Los Angeles Downtown Pedestrians Project
(The Street World Is A Grid)

“Pedestrians, From S. Figueroa Street To Los Angeles Street,
From W. 9th Street To W. Third Street, Downtown Los Angeles.”

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    The photographs being exhibited by Craig Carlson in The Dazzle of Day, is a project started in January of 2016. His “Pedestrian Grid Project“ looks at the issues of pedestrians and their street behavior, body-language and dislocation; which includes homelessness, age, isolation in thought, imagined dreams, street gestures (movement), environment, clothing and social status. The project was photographed in four different film formats: 35mm, medium format in 21/4×21/4 inches, 6x9cm and in large format 4×5 & 8×10 inch film. The “Pedestrian Project“ was shot within a grid pattern from S. Figueroa Street to Los Angeles Street and from W. 9th Street To W. 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Street Work Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, January 2016 – June 2017
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Installation Views (Craig Carlson), Southwestern Art Gallery, “The Dazzle of Day”
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Bus Stop Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles


Black & White Large Format Street Work Gallery
Downtown Los Angeles, January 2016 – June 2017
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06. November 2016 · · Categories: All


  The Sixth Street Viaduct, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, was a viaduct bridge that connected the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, California with the Boyle Heights neighborhood. It spanned the Los Angles River, the Santa Ana Freeway (US 101), and the Golden State Freeway (I-5), as well as Metrolink and Union Pacific railroad tracks and several local streets.

  Built in 1932, the viaduct was composed of three independent structures: the reinforced concrete west segment, the central steel arch segment over the river, and the reinforced concrete east segment.

(This sixth street bridge project is the first half of a two part project. The second half of the project will continue through 2019 which is the completion date of the new bridge.)

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