aug. 3 - Oct. 31, 2018
The grand opening of IAMA's new exhibition hall, Light Space on Level II presents an exhibition of Bay-area based photographer, Dan Lythcott-Haims. Taking influence from the world of abstract expressionist painting, Lythcott-Haims' work documents the patterns, textures, and forms of every day life.
My intention as an artist is to elevate the ignored or broken bits of the human-made world that are often avoided or discarded. In my photographs, I whittle my subjects down to their core by composing in the camera, moving my body closer and closer until I lose the context of location, environment, and even the subject itself. In my sculpture, I assemble collections of human-made objects until the individuality of the item disappears in favor of a more organic whole. What I hope to gain in both cases is a record of that thing that caught my interest - that thing that other people don't see.