Foreground: The Landscape of Golf in America
Center for Land Use Interpretation
9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA
Through September 21
As one of few sports determined entirely by terrain, golf’s field of play is an irregular form defined by outdoor features: grass, trees, sands, mounds, and water. Most sports are played on rectangles of constant dimension, but not golf.
The thrill of golf is engendered by the undulating hillocks and flora that surround it, distilling scenic qualities of its locale.
The exhibition explores the symbiosis between the landscape and the outdoor sport, assuming the position of golf as an assertion that nature and landscape can be thoroughly tamed, sculpted, and placed under control so long as we can maintain it.