Alia Malley
A Cavalier in Sight of a Village

Edition of 1000

A Cavalier in Sight of a Village is a self-published book project first presented in conjunction with an exhibition installation of the same name at Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles (2011).

For this project, I worked on the outskirts of the Los Angeles. I focused primarily upon the riders on horseback that I found within the landscape-- a subject antithetical to what one would usually imagine of LA, although this depiction is not uncommon throughout cinema and art history. Living and working in the shadows of Hollywood, I'm interested in the role of landscape in both fictional and documentary modes of narrative, and take my cues equally from Old Master paintings such as Constable and Corot, to genre films such as Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974) and John Ford's Stagecoach (1939).

The 11 x 14 inch book is linen hardbound and smyth sewn. It contains 32 pages in total with 13 colour plates and an artist statement.

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