Amir Zaki: Summer Through Winter

  • Exhibition

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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This exhibition by Los Angeles based photographer Amir Zaki presented his investigations into the entropy of architecture in a suite of photographs of swimming pools, fireplaces and cantilevered buildings. Zaki is known for digitally altering Southern California suburban landscapes and architecture into fantastical and impossible architectonic structures. Here, Zaki addressed the problem of photographically representing the improbable, de-spatializing the viewer and tweaking temporality. The homes, pools and fireplaces were sculpturally dynamic, dramatic, and dystopic. As such, the work investigated poetic entropy, which the artist views as a primary condition of Los Angeles architecture.