Luke Barber-Smith’s enigmatic images are photographs of casinos in Atlantic City. The five photographs, each in a different size and in a differ- ent color frame are ghost-like presences devoid of people or context. The original photographs of these buildings have been digitally manipulated to leave almost imperceptible structures — transparent and empty entities — that contradict the stereotypical depiction of a casino — places associated with crowds and noise. The images are ambiguous, yet their aura imbues them with authority. Seen as a group the images become a study of the power of architecture as a meditation on form, space and structure (Loudhailer Gallery, Culver City).

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