The exhibition by photographer J. K. Lavin “Mapping the History of the Moon” will run through Sept. 10 at the Spot Photo Works gallery.
After Lavin’s parents passed away, she had to quickly dismantle her childhood home.
“Leaving the house in the middle of the night, I stepped into the tree-filled garden transformed by the ethereal light of a full moon. It was a house that I had escaped from, held my secrets, and even though I had never felt as if I belonged in that house, or belonged anywhere for that matter, I knew I would never be able to return,” Lavin said.
Since that night, Lavin has adopted the practice of photographing during the full moon. “Using long random exposures, I began to photograph this darkened and mysterious landscape as if instinctually wanting to embody the way in which this liminal space defied the certainties of measurable time,” she said.
Lavin studied at The Visual Studies Workshop in New York and received a Master of Arts degree in photography from California State University, Fullerton.
Spot Photo Works is located at 6679 W. Sunset Blvd. For information, visit www.spotphotogallery.com.