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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/21/2016

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA

Sunday, February 21 from 4-6PM, Art Catalogues at LACMA presents photographer Alexandra Grant and actor and collaborator Keanu Reeves, talking about the implications and multiple manifestations of shadows, and the intimate influence of collaboration on private imagination. A reception and signing of their new book, Shadows, published by Steidl, to follow.

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA

What exactly is a shadow? Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface? Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person's nature-as Carl Jung postulated-and the unconscious side of one's self, where demons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed? Is it an allegorical place between darkness and light, death and living? Or is it a state of illusion, like Plato's cave? Is it a verb that means to follow or accompany, or even to spy on? Shadows, a new collaborative series by Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant's photographs capture Reeves's shadow at times as a silhouette and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves's texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion and an invocation to shadow play.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ahmanson Building
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-857-6587
Email: artcatalogues@lacma.org

Grant and Reeves will only sign books purchased at Art Catalogues. To purchase a signed copy in advance, please call 323.857.6587 or email artcatalogues@lacma.org.
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA
Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves Present 'Shadows' at Art Catalogues at LACMA

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves: Shadows

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves: Shadows

STEIDL
Hbk, 9.75 x 12.6 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.




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