The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.


Johnna Arnold

California Museum of Photography

August 31, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Fall Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Analogues: Johnna Arnold features an image from Arnold's series From Inside This Earth, a body of unique photographic C-prints made by enlarging individual samples of used motor oil. A thin layer of oil is poured on a glass plate, which is then placed inside a photographic enlarger. The enlarger sends light through the plate and lens, onto the light-sensitive paper below, creating colorful abstractions of accidental beauty. 

As a series, Analogues features a single work by contemporary artists whose image-making resonates with the themes presented in the permanent collection gallery. 

Image: Johnna Arnold, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser #02, 2018, unique chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist.