July 11 - August 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 11, 2-5pm
An employee in the Los Angeles court system, Camilo Cruz is a witness to people at the mercy of system driven attorneys; toddlers crawling unattended on marble floors; sheriff deputies flirting with teenage girls. These and other scenes are simultaneously beautiful and circus-like, emotional and compelling.
His position in the court allows access to the people and environment that are contained within our nation's system of justice. As a photographer, Cruz makes images that explore the intense psychological and social experiences of this powerful space. By doing this, He reveals the dialectical forces of power and helplessness we all feel while engaging with the
institutional forces of our society.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.