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Miles Coolidge: Series Near Mattawa

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art


Miles Coolidge's series Near Mattawa includes fourteen photographs shown for the first time in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Flight Patterns exhibition shown October 29, 2000. The theme of the exhibition was topographic practives of artists working within the Pacific Rim region.

Both chronologically and conceptually, Coolidge's Mattawa pictures follow his highly acclaimed "Central Valley" series. In the new work he has moved into landscape and explored the architecture of communities of migrant workers in the agricultural area in eastern Washington.

Ironically, these beautifully minimal photographs make a portrait of a community called "Hope" which was designed to make adaptive reuse of shipping containers.

© 2000

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