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Nancy Baron Opens Beautiful Trailertown Photo Exhibit Tonight

Add On by Nancy Baron from her Beautiful Trailertown Photography Exhibition opening tonight at Spot Works Gallery
“Add On” by Nancy Baron from her Beautiful Trailertown Photography Exhibition opening tonight at Spot Works Gallery

Nancy Baron’s latest show, “Beautiful Trailertown,” features Baron’s astute look at Palm Springs mobile home parks, bringing a fresh interpretation to the idea of  “dream homes.”

Building on the success of her first book “The Good Life / Palm Springs,” Baron, a Hancock Park resident and Buzz contributing photographer, has continued to pursue her photographic look at her adopted desert community.

“Beautiful Trailertown,” opens tonight, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at SPOT Photo Works, 6679 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, with a reception  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The exhibition will run from January 16 through March 11, 2016.

“Some years ago I was involved in a group project to document the economic downturn in Southern California,” said Baron in the gallery’s information about the show. “I was assigned the Palm Springs area, where I have a second home. I was relatively new to Palm Springs at the time, so my forced meanderings were a great way to discover my town. I was surprised to find a wide range of lifestyle choices in such a small town. Whether in exclusive enclaves or mobile home parks, residents were taking advantage of the desert magic. The charm of the mobile home parks, in particular, pulled me in – encouraging me to look closer. Residents were surprisingly friendly to a stranger walking around with a camera. I felt at home,” she says.

“Although the parks have themes, residents are given a wide berth for personal expression in their own homes, encouraging a diverse community that defies stereotype. Pride of ownership can be had at a cost far less than a condo, with no neighbors above or below. If yearning for a change of scenery, mobile home dwellers are always free to hitch up and move – yet their homes often appear to be firmly planted, with landscaping, hardscaping, and even additions. With no historic overlay preservation codes to hamper them, creativity abounds. Extra fancy or plain and simple, there are no two homes alike,” said Baron.

“Beautiful Trailertown” is Nancy Baron’s third Los Angeles solo exhibition. Her work has been published in Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times, American Photo, Architectural Digest, Italy, PDN, Mother Jones, Slate, Interview, Germany, Fast Company and Dwell. We are pleased and delighted for Nancy and appreciate her contributions to the Larchmont Buzz.

Spot Photo Works Gallery
At Crossroads of the World
6679 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Reception: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
“Keys” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
Purple Mark
“Purple Mark” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
Desert Wave
“Desert Wave” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
Morning Swim
“Morning Swim” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
“Sagan” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
Merican Dream
“Merican Dream” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
“Gardening” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”
Add On
“Add On” by Nancy Baron “Beautiful Trailertown”


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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