Friday, May 25, 2012

Big City Forum: Image/Space

Alia Malley

 Monica Nouwens

 Peter Holzhauer

Big City Forum: Image/Space
Wed, June 6, 7 - 9 pm 
Armory Center for the Arts 
145 North Raymond Avenue 
Pasadena, CA 91103

This forum will explore how photographers use their practice to inform our way of engaging or viewing public and social space. Part of this will explore how photographers engage the urban landscape of Southern California in both objective and metaphorical ways and how these images inscribe the way we look at Los Angeles, from the larger scope of the urban spread to the in-between, marginal spaces.  

Peter Holzhauer 
Alia Malley 
Monica Nouwens 

Moderated by: Joshua Machat 
Senior Project Manager, Getty Research Institute 

Peter Holzhauer lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at Pratt Institute, New York and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston before receiving his B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston, and his M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, the Boston Athenaeum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Holzhauer is a recipient of D’Arcy Hayman Award, Bill Muster Foundation Award, and Hoyt Scholarship. He is currently an instructor of photography at Cerritos College, Norwalk. His work has been in recent group exhibitions at the New York Photo Festival in Brooklyn; Piero Gallery in Orange, New Jersey; Phantom Gallery in Pasadena, California; and the Portland Museum of Art, in Maine. 

Alia Malley, born 1973 in La Jolla, California, USA, currently works and lives in Los Angeles. In 2010, she received her MFA in Visual Arts from University of California, Riverside; in 1994, Malley earned her BA in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at University of Southern California. Malley’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, including the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Riverside Art Museum, California. In 2010, Malley was the recipient of the Merck Award at Darmstädter Tage Der Fotografie, Germany. In 2011, Malley won the CENTER Dealer’s Choice Award, at CENTER Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her most recent body of work, A Cavalier in Sight of a Village, was shown as a solo exhibition in 2011 at Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, and included a limited-edition artist’s book. She is currently part of the two-person exhibition, Landscape and Perspective, at the Art Rental & Sales Gallery at LACMA, through July 2012.

Joshua Machat works on special projects for the Getty Research Institute, including Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 and the upcoming architecture exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990. From 2005 to 2010 he was a publicist for Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., specializing in titles on architecture, film, and photography. Prior to Rizzoli, Machat was purchaser and web editor for Photo-Eye Books & Prints. He holds a MA in Liberal Arts (Great Books Program) from St. John's College and a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic.

Monica Nouwens completed a postgraduate fellowship in Art Media Studies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and attended the California Institute of the Arts exchange program for film and photography. Nouwens’ one-person show “ Look at me and tell me .. ‘ will be shown at Photography Museum Amsterdam (FOAM; 2013) and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and is currently on view at Ron Mandos Amsterdam (
Nouwens currently collaborates with LA author Claire Phillips, Their project, presented at the Photography Museum Amsterdam (FOAM, 2013), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and gallery Ron Mandos Amsterdam (Feb 2012) is a ficto-historical photo essay of post-boom America, a parallax of Hollywood driven cyborg fantasy with the poetic Do It Yourself underground movement of Los Angeles bohemia.  
A long and extensive print photography career plays an important part in the viewer’s experience of Nouwens’ work. Besides working as a regular contributor to publications such as Volume, Icon and Archis, her shots can be found in Domus magazine, Re-Magazine, Blueprint, Architect, Surface and many others.  Nouwens’ work can be found in various collections worldwide, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence / Levi’s, London / Prada - U.S.A Corp, New York / Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles; Jon Jerde Partnership, Venice; and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leonardo,

    I attended last night's City Forum and enjoyed it quite a bit. I appreciated the fact that ideas were talked about and not a lot mundane technical stuff or as it often happens,talk about the "how". The forum was about the "why" which was refreshing. I unfortunately had to leave before the end so missed the Q&A. Hope to see the next one. Will you continue doing them at the Armory?