Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives + Curator’s Tour

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Date(s) - Dec 15
2:30 pm

The Getty Center



The Getty Center presents Recent Acquisition in Focus: Latent Narratives, which will be on display until January 19, 2017. This exhibition features multipart photographic works by William Leavitt, Liza Ryan, Fazal Sheikh, and Whitney Hubbs. Juxtaposing images of people, places, and things, the works present fragmentary, enigmatic narratives that nonetheless establish a powerful, almost palpable atmosphere or mood. When sequenced by the artist in a specific order, the images recall storyboards used for motion pictures. When excerpted from a larger series, they suggest a stream-of-consciousness meditation on a theme. By providing the visual cues or markers of stories still to be played out, these photographs encourage visitors to participate in completing the narratives.

Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, will also lead a gallery tour of the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. Capacity limited.