Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos 2011

. December 9, 2013

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011 on view through January 20, 2014.

Images: David Hockney, Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011, eighteen digital videos synchronized and presented on eighteen 55” NEC screens to comprise a single artwork, 27 x 47 7/8 inches each, 81 x 287 inches overall, duration: 12 minutes, 9 seconds, Courtesy of the artist. From top to bottom: May 12th 2011 Rudston to Kilham Road 5pm, May 11th 2011 Woldgate Woods 1:45pm, May 11th 2011 Woldgate12:45pm, and May 25th 2011 Woldgate 8:45am. © David Hockney. All Rights Reserved.

Images: David Hockney, Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011, eighteen digital videos synchronized and presented on eighteen 55” NEC screens to comprise a single artwork, 27 x 47 7/8 inches each, 81 x 287 inches overall, duration: 12 minutes, 9 seconds, Courtesy of the artist. From top to bottom: May 12th 2011 Rudston to Kilham Road 5pm, May 11th 2011 Woldgate Woods 1:45pm, May 11th 2011 Woldgate12:45pm, and May 25th 2011 Woldgate 8:45am. © David Hockney. All Rights Reserved.


David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011 introduces to American audiences Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos (2011, total duration of 12 minutes, nine seconds) in LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion. In this new film, Hockney employs 18 fixed cameras to record multiple perspectives of a drive through the landscape of Yorkshire, a county in northern England. The film is displayed in a multiscreen grid, which generates a larger, intensified image, and opens the viewing experience to various temporal moments rather than a singular moment. For Hockney, this blending of numerous views “forces the eye to scan, and it is impossible to see everything at once . . . [It] gives back the choice to the viewer, and hence, it seems to me, brings about possibilities for new narratives.” The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator of Modern Art.

Considered one of the most versatile, innovative artists of the postwar era, David Hockney (British, born 1937) has, throughout his prolific career in Los Angeles and England, uniquely investigated the nature and potency of various media, constantly redefining our understanding of perception and art history. In the late 1970s, Hockney collaged Polaroids of a subject together to form a single composition. The artist has since expanded upon these early montages by embracing a variety of new, cutting-edge media, including fax machines, iPad and iPhone drawings, and most recently film, in order to explore new ways to depict movement through the juxtaposition of multiple perspectives of a singular event.

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