The exhibition at G2 Gallery in Venice features works by photographers with strong ties to the region.
By Michael J. Ybarra, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Thousands of years ago humans first inscribed themselves on the landscape of California’s eastern flank. Indians scratched a fantastic cosmos of circles and squiggles on the dark desert rock in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Photographer Nolan Nitschke captures this geological canvas in the broad foreground, while a fiery sunset over the snowy mountains competes for attention — the grandeur of art and nature holding each other in balance.