May 3 – July 27, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum
Emilio Venegas, Jr. is a graphic designer, photographer and educator. He was born in Manila, Philippines and now currently resides in Carson, California. Emilio is affiliated and a team member of two art collectives here Los Angeles, WECAN (Wilmington Enrichment Community Artist Network) and Slanguage. He has been contributing to these collectives since 2009, through graphic designing, art education programs and through other exhibits and events. He is continuing his degree and training in the arts. Emilio has shown in different local and community art spaces around the Los Angeles area. His key influences are the French New Wave Cinema, the 1960s, and the works of Wes Anderson.
Not only does Los Angeles have its roots in photography and motion pictures, but the city offers and represents different mediums of picture. Cameras are now easily accessible to everyone. Digital cameras are now even installed in our smartphones and tablets but a lot of people nowadays are going back to film and developing. The “Aperture Priority Series” is a reference to the classic and vintage cameras we all had and owned before the digital age. The invention of the camera has change the way we view our world. A great deal of the history of Los Angeles and the world can now been seen books and documented in photographs. This series not only suggests on looking back at our history, but to pay respect to what once was for it definitely shaped on how advantageous we are today.