EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY
black and white photography by Alan Kornfeld
December 12, 2009- January 23, 2010
Phantom Galleries LA on Miracle Mile
EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY marks the first solo exhibition at Sophia Louisa Projects featuring Los Angeles photographer Alan Kornfeld.A graduate of the University of California as Los Angeles (receiving both an A.B. and J.D.),Kornfeld keeps a keen eye for life's moments capturing exquisite images printed on silver gelatin paper. Kornfeld has exhibited his work in numerous group shows in Los Angeles, and was awarded the "Alma Ruiz Award" at the Open Call Los Angeles Exhibition.
Kornfeld's photographic images are reflective and realistic. At times he uses a Holga camera to manipulate images that are diffused abstractions. His work ranges from immediately accessible to curiously disconnected. His solo exhibitionis a series of recentblack and white works that explore not only the fatigue and ennui of daily life from Cuba to the back streets of Los Angeles, but the beauty of the simplicity of life.