Richard Ehrlich: Anatomia Digitale
Reception: Saturday, September 12, 4-6pm
In his previous four exhibitions at Craig Krull Gallery, Richard Ehlich presented photographic images of sand-filled structures in the Namibian desert, graffiti-painted tunnels in downtown Los Angeles, rough waters on the coast of British Columbia and the archives of Nazi concentration camps. In this, his fifth exhibition here, Dr. Ehrlich weds his two passions, medicine and photography, in a series of archival pigment prints entitled, Anatomia Digitale. Ehrlich utilizes the most advanced digitally based CT and MR image scanning technologies in the development of his multi-layered and manipulated images. He suggests that the images “do not display anatomic idealization or pathology, but rather utilize modern digital photographic, radiological and imaging technique as a springboard for artistic rendering.” The exhibition will include works on paper as well as a kinetic, three-dimensional hologram installation. Identifying his work within the context of both art history and anatomical studies, Ehrlich concludes that these new technologies represent “a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine” as well as “a new basis for artistic expression.” The exhibition will be accompanied by the new Nazraeli Press publication, Richard Ehrlich: Anatomia Digitale. Concurrently, an exhibition surveying Ehrlich’s previous bodies of work will be held at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. The Presence of Absence: The Photographs of Richard Ehrlich will be on view there from September 19 – November 22, 2009.