PHOTOGRAPHER Lindsay Arth
WORDS Louis Legris
Forward thinking photographer Renée Parkhurst was at it again presenting her second solo exhibition, HIDE, this past Friday in Los Angeles.
Renee has been working in fashion and music for the last ten years but has always had an extremely personal style to her work. She finally made the move last year for her first solo exhibition PURE featuring Geneva Jacuzzi, which was a huge success. Now, six months later she’s going back in with her second exhibition HIDE. This body of work shows to be much more abstract. Shot all on film with purposeful grain, she also used deep, rich colors and a technique of image blur to emulate an oil painting rather than an actual photograph. The content in the images defines Parkhurst’s vision of intimate moments recreated, and conceptually deriving from invasive behavior coming from our culture.
The exhibition was held at a rare occult book library at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz, with not just the ten powerful images on display but a live installation with 8 CCTV surveillance video cameras live streaming the exhibition guests onto a projector screen at the end of the room. The evening didn’t end there, but carried on with the afterparty co headlined by Void Vision and Tempers, with opening act Death Hags to suit the mood.