Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl

Saturday, September 23, 2006Sunday, March 4, 2007

Larry Sultan, Suburban Street in the Studio, 2000. Chromogenic print, 40 x 50 inches. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press. © Larry Sultan.

Stéphane Couturier, San Diego, Fenêtre, East Lake Greens, 2002. Photograph, 92 1/4 x 75 inches. Collection of L.J. Cella. © Stéphane Couturier.

Fandra Chang, End of Horizons, 2001. Digital c-print on Plexiglas, from EyeWire Images: Main Street America E008417, 13 x 59 inches. Collection of the University of Southern California Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles; Purchase Fund, Museum Studies Program Class of 2003. © Fandra Chang.

This exhibition surveyed the work of approximately 30 artists who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the examination of suburban culture—including suburban development, tract home architecture, home construction, and land use in California. Among the artists featured in the exhibition: Lewis Baltz, Jeff Brouws, Angela Buenning, Fandra Chang, Stéphane Couturier, William Garnett, Todd Hido, Salomon Huerta, Robert Isaacs, Bill Owens, John Register, and Joel Sternfeld.


National Endowment for the Arts
The Farrington Historical Foundation
McManus Faulkner & Morgan
Rita and Kent Norton