Michael Flomen's Wild Nights: Photos That Pulsate With Nature, Life and Sex

September 11, 2014 10:27 PM

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Michael Flomen's Wild Nights: Photos That Pulsate With Nature, Life and Sex

Los Angeles art lovers, if you haven't had a chance yet to visit Boîte Noire Gallery in West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center, you should head over there soon. The recently opened gallery's fascinating inaugural exhibition, Wild Nights, closes on September 26. These gorgeous large-scale photos, never before seen in LA, are the creations of Canadian artist Michael Flomen. "A Brassai of the backwoods," as he's been deemed by art criticJohn K. Grande, Flomen's work is included in such esteemed collections as those of LACMA, NYC's Whitney Museum, and George Eastman House.

For the last 15 years, Flomen's been creating photograms -- photos made without a camera, but with the use of photographic material -- outside in nature, both in snowy urban areas and in rural fields in Vermont and around Montreal. With the aid of disparate light sources, such as fireflies, the moon...

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