archival pigment print
13 ¾” h x 20 ½” w
Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
I took this picture of sprinklers in the Hancock Park neighborhood in Los Angeles while part of the photography project groupLA2008 and groupSoCal2009 that documented neighborhoods in Los Angeles. My lens was focused on water in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Hancock Park, Koreatown and Westlake.
Runoff: Sprinklers vs. Drinking Water
archival pigment print
16“ h x 32“ w
Hancock Park and Koreatown in Los Angeles, California, USA
”I live in L.A.“ has a different meaning depending on where in Los Angeles you reside, work or play. As part of the groupLA2008, I took pictures of water for two years. The man carrying water home is in Koreatown only blocks away from the Hancock Park home with the sprinklers.
Runoff: who gets the water in a desert?
photographic installation, archival pigment prints
installed at 32“ h x 72“ w
Hollywood, Hancock Park, Koreatown, Westlake, California, USA
I took pictures of water in Los Angeles neighborhoods for two years: hoses putting out fires, sprinklers, carrying home drinking water, puddles after rain, washing dishes, etc. These photographs are juxtaposed to examine water use in this wall installation titled Runoff: who gets the water in a desert?
Meg Madison is an artist who uses photography to conceptually examine contemporary life. She was born and raised in New York City, studied film at San Francisco State University with Trinh T. Minh-ha and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. A traumatic event caused Madison to reshape her life, and she began taking pictures with a twin-lens Rolleiflex.
After a decade of taking pictures Madison had her first solo exhibit in 2005 with the Kristi Engle Gallery. This exhibit, Surface Streets, was called by Holly Meyers in the Los Angeles Times “a poetic visual essay that explores that most common of daily activities –driving–with fresh eyes.”
Madison continued showing with the Kristi Engle Gallery and has been involved in many collaborative art and photography projects as well as numerous group shows. Her photographs have won awards and are in many private and institutional collections.
Madison is working on a site-specific project in Joshua Tree that surveys and photographs boulders, with the goal of examining land use, private property and the settlement of the west.