Out Of Place

OUT OF PLACE / A SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

The Icon / 5450 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90036
On View Through November
Curated by Bonny Taylor

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
I moved 20,000 miles by the time I graduated from high school. When you uproot that often as a child, the concept of home and the identity you derive from it is a permanently unsettled one. There are of course advantages to transience (adaptability, perspective) but it also creates a dialectic between what you perceive to be normal adolescence and your own experience.

Joan Didion wrote, “I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be.” Much more than nodding terms, I’m in constant conversation with my teenage self. Is this who you thought you would become? How would 14-year-old me have interpreted this moment? Are either of us ok with how we reacted to this?

And so this is the place I find myself today: chasing after that younger idea of who I was with where I am. On one hand, these photographs are retellings, reenactments, and reinterpretations of similar memories from my own life. The subjects – what they’re wearing, doing, the locations, their expressions – are all hodgepodges of these moments. On the other hand, it is an active dialogue with the person I still seek to become; the old man on the boat, the man at the train station, how did you get to this place? Are you where you thought you would be?
SEAN CONATY / AUGUST 2016

 
 

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Smokebomb Point, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
30 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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South of the Border, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
13 x 60 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Woods, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
30 x 40 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Bench, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Pool, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Prom, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 31 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Tree, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
15 x 15 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Lisbon, 2016
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Elvis, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Max, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
16 x 20 inches
Edition of 5 + 1 AP
 
 

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Lanai, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
10 x 10 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Nico, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
10 x 10 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Ferry, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Sintra, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Kira, 2016
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Porto, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 15 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Swing, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 24 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Belize, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 23 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Dominical, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Grand Canyon, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 20 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Venice, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
20 x 30 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Cheerleader, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
36 x 26 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Vincent, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
36 x 26 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
 
 

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Bonino, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5 + 2 AP