David Eddington: Bridges Over the LA River
David Eddington, Macy Bridge, Courtesy Frank Pictures
British ex-pat painter David Eddington may have left the grandeur and historical heft of Europe for a life by the Pacific shore, but his new portraits of LA bridges are fraught with an appreciation for crumbling majesty that London's Tower Bridge can only dream of. Using metallic pigments to combine architectural specificity with atmospheric effects that convey a decaying monumentality, Eddington's large-scale images evoke the unlikely classical features within some of the city's overlooked treasures. The LA Conservancy is bringing more attention to these structures through its support of Eddington's exhibition and the spirit of edifice-adoration that inspires him.
– Shana Nys Dambrot