CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

Snapshots of a Human Petri Dish

Surreal Photos Explore Our Anxiety Around Climate Change By Capturing People's Everyday Lives--Underwater

The dreamy, brightly lit photographs and videos of “Holoscenes / Quaternary Suite” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art might remind viewers of glimpses through a ship’s porthole. Sometimes, the photographs—which are displayed over light boxes—and videos suggest specimens in a petri dish. Look again, and you might see adults floating in utero in this surreal exhibition.

Los Angeles-based artist Lars Jan loves the multiple associations his photographs inspire: “I want people to ask, ‘What is this? Why is this?’”

The what: people doing things in a tank of rushing water. …

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