Bombay Beach: Into the Salton Sea / April 25 - May 8, 2014
Virginia Wilcox shares colorful images from Bombay Beach, her photographic project exploring life on Southern California's Salton Sea. Photographs are accompanied by interviews with portrait subjects, YouTube videos from local real estate brokers, and ambient sounds from her shooting trips on the sea. A new story will be unveiled daily, giving viewers context into this otherworldly environment.
BIO: Virginia Wilcox lives and works in Los Angeles, and was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA in photography from Bard College in 2008, and is currently pursuing an MFA in photography at the Hartford School of Art. Virginia has shown work in galleries and public art installations throughout the United States and Paris, including the Hedreen Gallery (Seattle), Umbrella Arts (New York), Espace Commines (Paris), Slideluck (LA), Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle) and Violet Strays (Online). In 2014, she was commissioned to create work for Sunset Magazine’s Idea Town on the Washington Coast. She is in her fourth year of working on Bombay Beach, a series of large format photographs documenting Southern California's Salton Sea, which incorporates scanned artifacts from the region with photographs, subject interviews and video work, allowing viewers further context into this otherworldly environment.