WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood has revealed its latest art exhibit, Prior Pleasures by photographer Ellen Cantor at the West Hollywood Library. The exhibit will run until May 7.

According to the city of West Hollywood website, the exhibit examines memory and preservation of the past while ensuring the creation of a visual legacy for generations to come. Prior Pleasures was created using a multiple exposure technique (without Photoshop) of end pages, illustrations, and text giving the illusion of a book waving open and coming to life. The photographs are accompanied by facts about the books’ authors and original illustrators.

Cantor was born in Chicago, Illinois and lives in Southern California. She graduated from the University of Illinois and UCLAX Environmental Design Program. Her images focus on time, loss, and memory. She documents the artifacts of the past in order to enrich her present.

Her work studies how families archive and pass down memories from generation to generation. Cantor’s work has appeared on Lenscratch.com, f-stopmagazine.com, fraction magazine.com, rfotofolio.com, Voyage LA Magazine, My Daily Photograph, and Silvershotz. Other publications include Harper’s Magazine, Muzee Magazine, and SHUTR Magazine.

The Prior Pleasures exhibit will be on view at the West Hollywood Library during regular library operating hours — M-Th (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Fri-Sat (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Sun (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.); closed holidays.

This exhibit is organized by the city of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For more details about arts programming visit www.weho.org/arts and follow @wehoarts on social media. Artists whose work has been exhibited in the past at the West Hollywood Library include Don Bachardy, Clive Barker, Jean Cocteau, Henry Diltz, Ramiro Gomez, Robert Landau, Annie Leibowitz, Mr. Brainwash, Elizabeth Orleans, Wayne Shimabukuro, and Pat York.

For more details on the exhibit, contact Mike Che, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Coordinator, at (323) 848-6377 or at mche@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

Written By Zoe Mitchell