Want to See La Brea Avenue Covered in Snow?

Images From ‘Lay of the Land’ at Von Lintel Gallery Put Improbable Views of L.A. on Display

La Brea Avenue covered in snow? That’s just one unfamiliar—and improbable—view of Los Angeles on display at the Von Lintel Gallery in Culver City, along with an airplane flying nearly out of frame from an LAX motel window and a pair of blue jeans hanging from a lemon tree.

Florian Maier-Aichen’s La Brea Avenue in the Snow creates a scene that stops people in their tracks. They look back and forth from the manipulated photograph inspired by an historical photo to its title—trying to understand what they’re seeing, said Dana Sorman, …