This is the last week of the photography exhibit “Vivian Maier: A Life Discovered” featuring photographs from the Maloof Collection – Hosted by Tim Roth now on display at the Merry Karnoswky Gallery. The exhibit opened January 16 with over 1,700 guests at the opening reception with Tim Roth and John Maloof in attendance.
The photos offer an extraordinary look into everyday life in the 1950s and 60s by amateur photographer Vivian Maier. The story of the accidental discovery of the photos by John Maloof makes the work all the more fascinating. Maloof found the images while doing research for a local history of his Northside Chicago neighborhood. The discovery would change his life forever as he became obsessed with re-creating an archive of Maier’s work.
The exhibit found its way into the La Brea gallery due to gallery owner Merry Karnowsky’s long-standing relationship with actor Tim Roth, a photography collector who helped John Maloof organize the collection of Maier images, according to Jessica O’Dowd, Associate Director of the space.
Roth and Maloof selected MKG because of the gallery’s expertise and tradition of presenting “street” art. Though not a photo gallery per se, the space is wonderfully suited to the exhibit which if you haven’t seen, you should make the effort to see before it closes. The show continues at Merry Karnoswky Gallery through February 27, 2106. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6 pm.
Merry Karnoswky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday-Saturday 12- 6pm