Virginia Wilcox’s project Arboreal, considers the natural landscape in an environment that continually changes due to urban growth and transition. Focusing on the hillsides of Los Angeles, her black and white capture of trees and flora is interrupted by the encroachment of humans, affecting the urban ecological spectrum in ways large and small. We reconsider our definition of landscape as pastoral and calming, now challenged by objects, structures, and behaviors that are certainly less than beautiful. Arboreal opens at Los Angeles’ Actual Size Gallery January 27th from 7-10 pm. The show will run through March 11th, 2018.
Virginia Wilcox lives and makes work in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from University of Hartford’s Low-Residency Program in 2017 and a BFA in photography from Bard College in 2008. She has shown work in galleries and public art installations throughout the United States including Joseloff Gallery,Hartford; Glass Box Gallery, Seattle; Slideluck, LA; the Hedreen Gallery, Seattle; and Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle.