Track 16 Contact:Laurie Steelink
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“The Secret Life of Cows” Photographs by Glen Wexler
July 7–August 4, 2007
Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present The Secret Life of Cows, an exhibition of surreal and humorous photographs by Glen Wexler. The exhibition is on view from July 7 through August 4, 2007, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 7, from 7 to 10 P.M. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 6 P.M.
This exhibition will feature large-scale prints of images from Wexler’s newly published book, The Secret Life of Cows. Wexler fuses photographic reality with fantasy to create a world where cows can be and do just about anything. He has captured these death-defying bovines as secret agents and superheroes in imaginative and absurd situations where cows ineptly attempt to defend their species.
The book, which will be available for purchase through the duration of the exhibition, includes a foreword by Monty Python/Spamalot’s Eric Idle, who professes to “know a bit about cows in comedy.”
Glen Wexler is renowned for creating hundreds of imaginative and elaborate album covers for artist such as Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, and ZZ Top. Wexler was among the original artists to blend digital imaging technology with the creative process and is credited as a worldwide leader in the field. He has been recognized by prestigious publications such as Communication Arts, ZOOM, French PHOTO, Creativity, and Graphis among others. Tim Wride, Curator of Photography for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and executive director of No Strings Foundation says of Glen: “Wexler’s pictorial constancy as a risk taker and his deftness as a problem solver are the characteristics that distinguish his work and make his images both meaningful and memorable.” This is Wexler’s second solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
The Secret Life of Cows is shown concurrently with the exhibitions, Paul Joyce: Hollywoodland, curated by Dennis Hopper and Gail Greenfield Randall: Case Histories, curated by Kristine McKenna. The Secret Life of Cows is sponsored in part by A & I.
Images available upon request