Laying with the Tree
Limited edition for LA><ART
Los Angeles based artist Joel Tauber has adopted a lonely and forlorn sycamore tree stuck in the middle of the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Califonia. The artist has produced a public intervention, gallery installation and film based on this tree – a powerful symbol that speaks to the urban disconnection from natural environment. In the artist’s words, “The frontier has given way to the concrete jungle.” This limited edition photograph is a document of this multifaceted project.
Tauber received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2002. He currently teaches video art the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he lives and works. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Galerie Adamski in Aachen, Germany. He was included in the 2004 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and in the exhibition The Gravity in Art at the De Appel Centre for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam. In recent months, Tauber’s practice has been covered by National Public Radio, NBC local news, Swedish Television, the Pasadena Star News, and the Los Angeles Times.