Robert Adams

Green/Gray: Photographs in the Los Angeles Basin

April 18 - July 2, 2015
7818 Santa Monica Boulevard
Opening Saturday, April 18, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Robert Adams: Green/Gray, Photographs in the Los Angeles Basin, the next exhibition in his gallery at 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes twenty-two photographs made between 1978 and 1985.

Focusing on the interaction between the natural landscape and the urban environment, Robert Adams’ photographs capture the evolving terrain on the outskirts of Los Angeles, stretching from Palos Verdes to Redlands. Although Adams reveals what has been lost through mankind’s persistent development of the land, his photographs still manage to convey optimism for nature’s endurance. As he wrote earlier in his career, “The job of the photographer is not to record indisputable fact but to try to be coherent about intuition and hope.”

Robert Adams (b. 1937) has been photographing the American landscape for almost fifty years. The Philadelphia Museum of Art organized a retrospective of his work in 1989, and in 1997 his photographs were included in Documenta 10. His 2010 retrospective The Place We Live, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid, and the Jeu de Paume in Paris, among other venues.

Robert Adams: Green/Gray, Photographs in the Los Angeles Basin will be on view at 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard from April 18 through July 2, 2015, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Peabody at
(212) 243-0200 or

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