Opening Reception for Sinziana Velicescu's "On the Periphery and Beyond"
July 7, 8:00-10:00PM
AIA|LA - 3780 Wilshire Blvd Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Sinziana Velicescu: On The Periphery & Beyond

AIA|LA Gallery invites you to the opening reception for “Sinziana Velicescu: On The Periphery & Beyond” curated by the Lucie Foundation.

On The Periphery explores the aesthetic and utilitarian effect of architecture in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Minimalistic in nature and inspired by abstract expressionism and graphic design, the images represent a departure from the day to day realities of Los Angeles’s cluttered landscape. The moments captured are fragments of a cityscape’s lifetime that are most often overlooked by an entire population concerned solely with reaching a destination. The result is an homage to ‘The City,’ combined with a hidden desire to escape to another place or perhaps another time.

Beyond The Periphery is a continuation of the series exploring areas beyond the Los Angeles basin. Frequent trips to Lancaster, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, and Apple Valley have resulted in an exploration of the defining architecture of the Southern California landscape that is often dismissed as an unfortunate side effect of urbanization. From pastel strip malls and stucco motels to otherworldly churches and beige business centers - these structures are documented with an anthropological curiosity but simultaneously reduced to their basic forms, resulting in an abstraction from reality bound by the photographic frame. 

Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Film. Her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Selections from her award winning series, “On The Periphery,” have been shown in galleries internationally in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Rome. Most recently, Photo Boite named her one of the 30 Female photographers under 30 to watch in 2016.

Artist Reception: 

Thursday July 7th, 2016 


AIA|LA Gallery

3780 Wilshire Blvd #800

Los Angeles, CA 90010 



July 8 - July 29, 2016

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM