Eddie Solis’s photography show, “Through the Eyes of a Bus Rider,” is comprised of dozens of black-and-white photographs that document his travels on the Los Angeles Metro infrastructure. The selected works were curated from thousands taken throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties over the past decade. Solis is well aware that many Southern California residents are not familiar with what a car-free lifestyle entails, so his photography show is curated line-by-line to create geographical cohesion with the gallery’s Northeast L.A. location.
Solis’s experiences as a Los Angeles resident fuel his two-man hardcore duo, It’s Casual, and his well-known podcast Los Angeles Nista. Media are not Solis’s sole means of affecting social change to benefit the environment—“The way I live is my strongest, most effective form of activism,” Solis claims, “I want to inspire as many people as possible to adopt this lifestyle, not just for the good of the environment, but as a way for us to regain the sense of community that was lost when Los Angeles county became fragmented by our freeway infrastructure. We need to overcome the isolation our dependence on the automobile has promoted.” Solis’s environmental and social messages coalesce in his current endeavor, an installation of his photography.
After the opening reception, the show is on view to Sept. 30, by appointment.