The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, November 23, 2014


The Good Life: Palm Springs by Nancy Baron to be published by Kehrer
In The Good Life > Palm Springs (Kehrer, September 6, 2014) photographer Nancy Baron, who has been a part-time resident of the town for over eight years, cuts through the mystique surrounding this iconic destination to explore a small town with big city sophistication.
NEW YORK, NY.- For most people, Palm Springs evokes images of a resort town of exquisite homes, glittering swimming pools, lush palm trees, and stunning golf courses where the rich and famous go to relax and retire. For others, Palm Springs signifies a town that has faded with time along with the passing of a long procession of A-list celebrities that flocked there during the mid 20th century from Hollywood elite like Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball and Bob Hope, to Presidents from Eisenhower to Ford to Reagan.

In The Good Life > Palm Springs (Kehrer, September 6, 2014) photographer Nancy Baron, who has been a part-time resident of the town for over eight years, cuts through the mystique surrounding this iconic destination to explore a small town with big city sophistication. Her lush images give us an insider's look at what Palm Springs is all about today. The result is a multi-layered, nuanced portrait of a place that offers something for everyone. These days, the population of Palm Springs ranges from people living on million dollar estates, to residents on a budget residing in apartments and trailers, to young, upwardly mobile hipsters.

A large body of work from The Good Life > Palm Springs will be exhibited in a solo show at the dnj Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station from September 6, 2014 - November 1, 2014.

Through her portraiture, landscape, and architectural images, Baron takes us on a guided tour of Palm Springs to view open-air homes that celebrate the town's acclaimed mid-century architecture, poolsides, vintage cars, golf courses, mobile homes, and more. Her take on the town is sometimes quirky; a woman's feet in pink shoes hover at the edge of a pool, rubber duckies bob around in a Jacuzzi, a bedroom is lined with leopard wallpaper, a large rock formation seems to force its way through a bedroom window, the arm of a man wearing a timeless red checkered sports jacket protrudes from the window of his matching cherry red sports car, and an outsized silver statue of Atlas poses on a small plot of green in front of a sign that reads "Cocktails."

A few steps from the resorts and off the main drag, there is a jewel of a small town where people from diverse backgrounds make their homes. Baron's brilliantly colored images, saturated by the bright desert sun, show us what she sees in this welcoming town that symbolizes the American Dream -- hope, determination, and the belief that we are all entitled to The Good Life.

Further context for Baron's work and the history of Palm Springs is provided by an opening comment from Nancy Sinatra, a foreword by noted photographer, writer, and curator Aline Smithson, and an essay by architect and visionary modernist, Donald Wexler, who designed many of the most important mid-century buildings in Palm Springs and environs; most notably the Palm Springs International Airport.

Nancy Baron's background in documentary filmmaking, has led to her current dedication to fine art documentary photography. She documents the world nearby, mostly in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, where she lives. Baron's work is held in public and private collections, has been exhibited in galleries across the United States, featured in online magazines internationally, and screened at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Les Rencontres D'Arles, GuatePhoto in Guatemala, and Picture Society in Denver, Colorado.





Today's News

August 20, 2014

Smithsonian collects history related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history

Website allows access to the Dallas Museum of Art's entire collection for the first time

Julien's Auctions announces the largest collection of Madonna memorabilia ever to be auctioned

Cantor Arts Center exhibition depicts Satan and his realm through five centuries of art

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson exhibits at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

London's Big Ben gets clock face clean-up; Five days have been set aside for the job

Christie's to present important Chinese snuff bottles from a distinguished American collection

The Hyde Collection receives major gift: Ninety works added to their print collection

Famous Lagonda team car 'EPE 97' to star in Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

Isaac Newton statue by artist and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi joins Talking Statues

Rare first collected edition of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales headline Bloomsbury Auctions' sale

Marlborough Gallery to show works by Juan Genovés at XXVIIème Biennale des Antiquaires

Bonhams to offer extremely rare Ming Dynasty Buddhist bronze during Asia Week

'Fred A. Farrell: Glasgow's War Artist' published in paperback by Philip Wilson Publisher

Christie's announces Fine and Rare Wines Auction Including the Collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès

King Farouk ceremonial Aswan Dam model might bring $100,000 at Heritage Auctions

The Good Life: Palm Springs by Nancy Baron to be published by Kehrer

Online and silent auction benefits photography at Phoenix Art Museum

Only three weeks left to see 'Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile'

Haggerty Museum launches fall 2014 exhibitions with Alfred Leslie's 'The Killing Cycle'

Peter Steinhauer's Asian Markets: A photographic exhibition with its own sound app on view at Corden/Potts

Hammer Museum announces recipients of Made in L.A. 2014 Mohn Awards

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site