John Divola

February 2, 2006 - February 25, 2006

Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola
Image © John Divola

John Divola

Divola’s series, “Isolated Houses” was published in book form by Nazraeli Press in 2000 and the series focuses on urban sprawl’s outer frontier. Los Angeles is a centrifugal city, fundamentally American in its tendency toward the periphery. But Divola stretched further, and here, 150 miles outside the city, the built environment comprises a handful of rudimentary structures, isolated cubes at the edge of the infinite plane of the desert. The dwellings that dot the landscape seem temporary and toy-like, but are the center of these photographs, the reason for their being. This work pays homage to those places where nature and culture intersect, and suggests that we all occupy a border zone between the natural and the artificial. Divola’s work is included in the permanent collections of such museums as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Divola’s series, “Isolated Houses” was published in book form by Nazraeli Press in 2000 and the series focuses on urban sprawl’s outer frontier. Los Angeles is a centrifugal city, fundamentally American in its tendency toward the periphery. But Divola stretched further, and here, 150 miles outside the city, the built environment comprises a handful of rudimentary structures, isolated cubes at the edge of the infinite plane of the desert.