Edward Lightner "The Underworld is My Oyster"
September 7 through October 5, 2013
990 N. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Always fascinated with the imagery generated from the decades of atomic testing, Lightner has for quite some time been exploring the iconic visual world of atmospheric testing. He has always felt that there is an inherent aesthetic beauty that is generated within the existing images of these tests. But in his search for these images, the trail continuously circles back to the Nevada Test Site, and to the remnants of the numerous underground atomic tests that took place there. The new body of work on display at the gallery is the start of a closer examination of the beauty that he believes is contained at, and within, the sites where these underground tests took place.