Michael Light: Some Dry Space

October 30, 2013 - January 18, 2014

Union Pacific Freight Train Heading West, Near Rock Springs, WY; 2007

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5*

40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5 

Hollywood Hills From Griffith Park, Beachwood Drive and Hollywood Reservoir at Left, Ca, 2004

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10

40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition 8 of 10* 

Untitled/Downtown Dusk, Los Angeles, CA; 2005

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10

40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition 7 of 10* 

Cadiz Lake at 600’, 0700 Hours, Twentynine Palms, CA; 2000

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10*
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 10 

Old Oraibi Looking West, Third Mesa, Hopi Reservation, AZ; 2011

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5*
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5 

Sun City, AZ; 2007

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition 5 of 5* 

Shadow at 300', 1300 hours, Deep Springs Valley, California;  2001

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 10* 

Meteor Crater Looking Northwest, Near Winslow, AZ; 2011

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5* 

L.A. River Looking Northwest, I-5 and Los Feliz at Left; 2004

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10

40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 10 

60 x 75 inch pigment print - Edition of 3*

Hiking Trail Looking Southeast, Unbuilt “Ascaya” Lots and Black Mountain Beyond, Henderson, NV; 2010

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5*
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5 

Houses on the Edge of the Snake River Lava Plain, Jerome, ID; 2009

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5* 

Upper Green River Looking Southeast, Near Pinedale, WY; 2007

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5* 

Interchange of Highways 60 and 202 Looking West; Mesa, AZ; 2007

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5* 

Highways 5, 10, 60 and 101 Looking West, LA River and Downtown Beyond, Los Angeles, CA; 2004

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition 10 of 10*

New Construction on East Porter Drive, Camelback Mountain Beyond, Scottsdale, AZ; 2007

24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 5
40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 5

60 x 75 inch pigment print - Edition of 3*

Untitled/Hollywood; 2005


24 x 30 inch pigment print - Edition of 10


40 x 50 inch pigment print - Edition of 10* 

Press Release


MICHAEL LIGHT - Some Dry Space
October 30, 2013 - January 18, 2014

Opening Reception: October 30th, 6 - 8 pm

Michael Light was born in 1963. The pre-eminent aerial photographer of his generation, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for photography and his work is in the collections of major museums from SF MoMA to the Victoria and Albert. Prior to taking up aerial photography, Light conceived of and put together the book Full Moon - the first look at NASA photography as fine art - and a project which was published in multiple editions selling several hundred thousand copies around the world. In a way Full Moon had a bearing on Light's subsequent aerial work, as he continues to see and explore the terrestrial world much as the astronauts saw the moon.

For the last 15 years Light has been flying his own small aircraft primarily over the American West investigating how both man and nature make their mark on the landscape. To date Light has completed 18 separate Western projects - each of which comprises an oversize handmade artist's book as well as more traditional prints. Largely documenting the impact of man and industry on the land (but not immune to the sublime) Light's subjects range from Utah's gold and copper mines and the (over)development of places like Sun City, AZ and Lake Las Vegas, NV to contrasting Arizona's Meteor Crater - the largest meteoric impact site in the Americas - with James Turrell's Roden Crater. Other projects cover sacred Hopi dwellings; the Great Basin and Mojave deserts; and Los Angeles by day and night.