March 15 – April 15, 2008
Artist’s Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15, 7 – 9 pm
M+B is pleased to present the second exhibition in Los Angeles of large-scale color work by
internationally respected Italian photographer MASSIMO VITALI.
Massimo Vitali continues to add to his acclaimed oeuvre of large-scale color works depicting
people at play, masses at leisure. Photographing beach scenes, popular ski locations, and tourist
destinations, we are able to see ourselves with the perspective of distance as we interact with our
environment. Massimo Vitali began his career as a photojournalist and in 1994 went on to pursue
his own vision. Working with large format cameras and positioning himself 20 feet above ground
level on a human tripod, he began to create the images we now recognize as uniquely his: open
landscapes and the social dynamics played out on them. Vitali turns his eye to landscapes of
leisure, places meant for enjoyment, where people do not have all their defenses up. What we
see in Vitali's landscapes are microcosms of our society, and they reveal to us the commonalities
across nations and cultures. From the beaches of Brazil and Sicily, to the ski slopes of the Alps,
this becomes evident: our essential human qualities and how we choose to spend our time.
Massimo Vitali has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries internationally, and his work is
included in the some the most important private and public collections. This is Massimo Vitali’s
second solo exhibition at M+B.
Location: M+B, 612 N Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Show Title: MASSIMO VITALI
Exhibition Dates/Opening: March 15 – April 15, 2008; Opening: Sat, Mar 15, 7-9p
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm and by appt.
*PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW CLOSING HOUR
For more info, please contact Shannon Richardson at M+B at 310.550.0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org