Photographs of Southern California by scott b. davis

While davis (who uses a specialized shorthand in which he forgoes capitalization) is inspired by the topography of various parts of the United States, he frequently uses Southern California as his muse. Taken at night with a large-format camera, certain photographs of Southern California document iconic aspects of the region including the Hollywood sign and the bright lights of Los Angeles. Other works in this exhibition offer surprising takes on the area with moody and enigmatic looks at seemingly abandoned highways, parking lots, and buildings. Currently based in San Diego, davis received a BFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and his works have been well received in solo exhibitions on both the East and West Coasts. Walk from the Sun marks the artist’s first solo exhibition at a museum.

Walk From the Sun: Photographs of Southern California by scott b. davis is supported by the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

Additional framing support provided by The Frame Maker, San Diego.

scott b. davis, billboards, san fernando valley, Platinum print, 2008, Courtesy of the artist and hous projects, NY, NY