Laurie Brown

Earth Edges


California Museum of Photography

September 17, 2016 - July 1, 2017


Fall Reception

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6pm - 8pm



The California Museum of Photography presents Laurie Brown’s Earth Edges (1982-84), part of the artist’s “Land-Site Displacement” series. In Earth Edges, Brown captures various construction sites throughout Orange County. Barren and unpopulated, her fragmented compositions were created using successive shots, her camera pointed toward the horizon, resulting in dynamic panoramas that bare witness to the shared mutability and singularity of the temporal physical environment.


Delphine Sims, graduate student in the History of Art at UC Berkeley, authors an original essay to accompany the exhibition.


Laurie Brown: Earth Edges is organized by the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, and is supported with funds provided by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside.



Image: Laurie Brown, Expeditionary Edges, Dana Point, California, 1983 (detail). Collection of the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, gift of the artist, 2015.0006.0001.01.