The Kid Gets Out of the Picture


  • Materials & Applications 1619 Silver Lake Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States

Oct. 15, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017

M&A Courtyard
1619 Silver Lake Blvd. LA CA 90026

The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture. By the early-nineteenth century, practitioners of the English picturesque had invented a catalog of objects (follys, ha-has, viewpoints) that worked to produce the pictorial effects of landscape painting within real space. Lumps, clumps, and masses made it possible, in a sense, to occupy the picture. 

The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a three-month long exhibition that returns to the catalog of nouns developed by the picturesque to ask how these tactics can be deployed in reverse, extracting the qualities of images and literalizing them in the real world. 

Guest curated by Los Angeles Design Group, the project is a collaborative installation by LADG,First OfficeLaurel Broughton/Andrew Kovacs, and Hirsuta

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