Cherry and Martin
2712 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
March 22 – April 26th, 2014
Currently on view at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles is “Structural(ism) and Photography,” Lew Thomas’s first solo exhibition in the United States in almost two decades. Lew Thomas is arguably one of the first artists to bring the language of structuralism and linguistics to the photo world. Lew Thomas tirelessly investigated the relationship between word and image, prefiguring in some sense developments later associated with Pictures. Cherry and Martin’s exhibition focuses on Thomas’s work between 1971-1978. These pieces appeared in his landmark book, Structural(ism) and Photography (1978). Described by David Levi Strauss as a kind of “pedagogical sketchbook,” the publication of Structural(ism) and Photography marks an important moment in the history of expanded photographic practice in the United States.