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March 10th, LA: Linda Alterwitz at L.A. Center for Digital Art

Linda Alterwitz: Discarded Dreams
At the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Reception Thursday, March 10, 7-9 p.m.
Grand opening celebration at LACDA’s new expanded location at 102 West Fifth Street on the Southwest corner of Main and Spring (across the street).  [map]
In conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

The exhibition will be open from March 10 – April 2, 2011

Linda Alterwitz is the winner of the 2011 LACDA International Juried Competition, selected by Edward Robinson, curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

© 2011 Linda Alterwitz

Linda Alterwitz‘s philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. This duality is apparent throughout the body of her work, starting with her photographic equipment. Alterwitz uses both digital cameras and toy cameras. The high-tech digital cameras produce clear, factual images that are believable and acceptable in our right-brained world. In contrast, images shot on film by the low-tech, simple workings of plastic cameras capture a spontaneous altered world. Alterwitz’s inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz grew up. It is this dichotomy that gives her work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.”


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