GOODBYE TO ROMANCE INSTALLATIONS

Installed like a giant strip of film, Monick’s photographs take the viewer on a sequenced journey through the shadowy, neon-lit nighttime hours of the streets of Los Angeles. As Monick drives through the night, he scans the city for the familiar blue glow of fluorescent light. Nocturnal coyotes, Nagle rip-offs in nail salons, bent newspaper boxes, psychic windows, absurd restroom hand dryers – neon lights and fluorescent beams seem to radiate out of the photographs, encapsulating the intention of his narrative. Each photograph is imperfectly wheat pasted onto wooden board and framed in steel, illuminated with light representative of deteriorating billboards. There is a romanticism that comes with documenting this rapidly changing city.  The images are homages to not only what seems to be disappearing but also a celebration of perseverance. Every bodega, storefront, donut shop and dry cleaner that Monick has admired anxiously becomes his subject matter. It is in this way that Monick’s photographs become a celebration of the esoteric and raw beauty of Los Angeles - Katherine Whitlock 2019

From April-July of 2019 Goodbye To Romance showed at These Days in Los Angeles and Commune Gallery in Tokyo, accompanied by a 58 page catalogue. The show was Co-Curated By Katherine Whitlock

 

 

 

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