John Divola will discuss his acclaimed Zuma series, currently on display at the museum, within context of his four-decade-long photographic practice and career.
Divola is from Southern California and is a professor at University of California, Riverside. Most of his imagery created over the past 40 years has focused on the region, including the urban and suburban built environment, as well as the desert, ocean, and mountain landscapes. Abandoned sites have been the backdrop of a number of his works, and in many cases, his work deploys performative, painted, and conceptual elements that are incorporated into the image in the making of the photograph.
John Divola, Zuma #14 (JDI 48) (from the Zuma portfolio), 1978/2012, Museo Silver Rag Paper with HP Vivera Pigmented Inks, 16 x 20 inches (sheet); 14 ¾ x 18 inches (image), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg