© Andrew B. Myers

© Andrew B. Myers

Ace Hotel Downtown LA - Upstairs

April 1 2015, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Wish you were here, Vol. 2 - Official MopLA exhibition

Ace Hotel Downtown LA, 937 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90015, United States

Admission: Free

The Official Month of Photography LA kick-off event Wish You Were Here, Vol 2. curated by Stephanie Gonot is an all postcard exhibition featuring a box set of 50 images by 29 contemporary photographers. 

The exhibition and projection of postcard images will be featured Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on April 1st 7 - 10pm and postcards will be featured in the hotel rooms and throughout the hotel for the duration of MOPLA. The postcards are presented by Moo Postcards, Ace Hotel Downtown LA and Month of Photography LA as an official event.

Participating artists include:

Angie Smith, Damon Casarez, Elizabeth Weinberg, Emily Shur, Graham Walzer, Jimmy Marble, John Francis Peters, Joyce Kim, Justin Fantl, Logan White, Nathanael Turner, Peter Bohler, Ryan Schude, Ryan Young, Stephanie Gonot, Zen Sekizawa, Amy Harrity, Andrew B Myers, David Brandon Geeting, Delaney Allen, Elizabeth Renstrom, Erin O’Keefe, Grant Cornett, Jess Bonham, Matthew Tammaro, Maurizio Di Iorio, Osma Harvilahti, Sergiy Barchuk, Wyne Veen. 


Arc Light Hollywood

April 1 2015

Vices Solo Show by Jamie Johnson - A featured MOPla event

Arc Light Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, California

“The photographs in Jamie Johnson’s new series, Vices, or I Will Not…, comprise an updated twist on the old-timey school-days punishment of writing on the chalkboard; but her titles refer to the crimes of a new generation - - “I will not date actors; I will not play with guns: I will not greenlight bad movies…” Beyond the wry wit of her titles and the modern wardrobe of today’s public school hooligans, the photographs themselves form a smart and salient allegory for how the world itself has changed since those allegedly good old days. In a very real sense, these are the opposite of iPhone selfies, and they are as much about the history of photography as of the narratives they contain.

The plates’ rich sepia tonality telegraphs personal and cultural nostalgia; while Johnson’s technical versatility and virtuosity manifest in her use of antique wood cameras and subsequent revisitation of a precarious and extremely analog technical process called wet plate collodion. A certain urgency and physicality is shared by both the schoolchildren writing and the photographer in an 1850’s darkroom: and both contact prints and penmanship have disappeared as surely as innocence.” Quoted by Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post, March 5 2014

Exhibition runs through May 6, 2015

www.jamiejohnsonphotography.com


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 ©  Blake Little

©  Blake Little

Kopeikin Gallery

April 1 2015

PRESERVATION BY BLAKE LITTLE - A FEATURED MOPLA EVENT

Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90034

Admission: Free

Artist Blake Little’s series, in which his portrait subjects are covered in gallons of honey while being photographed, explores the idea of Preservation with stunning, unforgettable results, at Kopeikin Gallery. 

This unique process reveals art-historical memes and powerful emotions in sensual, magical, and utterly unique images portraying a range of individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and body types—each interacting with the sticky-sweet, evocative, sculptural drama of the process in different ways. 

An award-winning photographer best known as a portraitist with an uncanny ability to intimately capture the energy and personality of his subjects, he frequently photographs celebrities and high-profile artists. But as Little describes the honey’s specific effects, “It has a way of diffusing the personal qualities of the subject often making them unrecognizable and democratizing the individual with universal iconic qualities.” Since the subjects are forced to close their eyes during the pour, their emotionality expresses itself in other means, like body language, musculature, and controlled or reactive facial expression -- heightening their relationship to classical sculpture as from the ancient world of Greece, Rome, and in particular, the volcanic figures of Pompeii. 

The Preservation photographs have won multiple awards, including American Photography AP29 in 2012 and second place in the “Fine Art: Nudes” category of International Photography Awards in 2013. 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00

Exhibition runs through April 18, 2015

http://www.kopeikingallery.com


 Roller Coaster after Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, New Jersey © Stephen Wilkes courtesy of Peter Kettleman Gallery

Roller Coaster after Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, New Jersey © Stephen Wilkes courtesy of Peter Kettleman Gallery

Annenberg Space for Photography

April 01 2015

Sink or Swim 

Annenberg Space for Photograph, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA

Admission: Free

Sink or Swim explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world’s coastal communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography, the photographs present viewers with various human responses to changes in their landscapes that could be intensified by sea level rise. Sink or Swim aims to foster critical dialogue through the provocative juxtaposition of diverse responses to a challenge shared by millions worldwide.

Curated by architecture writer and radio Host and Executive Producer of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture Frances Anderton with the Annenberg Space for Photography, Sink or Swim features newly commissioned and archival works by photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, and Jonas Bendiksen. This is the first exhibition for Annenberg Space for Photography to feature commissioned works.  Sink or Swim also showcases photography by Mark Holtzman, Kip Evans and Monica Nouwens.Through the work of this select group of architectural, fine art and news photographers, the exhibition casts an eye on both the problem of climate change in densely populated coastal regions and contemporary design as a means to navigate the changing landscapes.

Hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 6pm,  Mon - Tue: Closed

Exhibition runs through May 3, 2015

http://annenbergphotospace.org


  © H. Lee

© H. Lee

Spot Photo Works

April 1 2015

Grassland

6679 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Grassland, an exhibition by H. Lee, will open at Spot Photo Works March 7, 2015 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will continue through April 28.

The United States is seeing a historic change regarding marijuana: a fundamental shift is in motion between those who seek to keep it illegal, and the overwhelming populist appeal for legal reform. For decades, farmers in Northern California have had to operate in secret, hiding their gardens from law enforcement, but as new legal markets have begun to emerge, marijuana agriculture is moving into plain view. Humboldt county, some are saying is experiencing a "Green Rush." Grassland offers a view of this county, an epicenter of cannabis cultivation in California, where a sizable community is shaped by a plant regarded as both magical and medicinal; a plant whose cultivation holds the promise of profit, and, despite the changes in state policy, possible jail time.

The formerly clandestine farming community is now boldly uncovering its greenhouses and growing giant plants in full sun, readying for what looks like the end of pot prohibition.

 New York-based photographer H. Lee (a pseudonym) spent a year documenting the culture of cannabis in Humboldt County, capturing intimate moments, as she lived among the growers. Her book Grassland was published in 2014 by Kehrer Verlag.

spotphotogallery.com


 The Oriental Pearl 2 (2012), Archival Inkjet Print on Aluminum Panel 40" x 84" 

The Oriental Pearl 2 (2012), Archival Inkjet Print on Aluminum Panel 40" x 84" 

Cypres College Gallery

April 1

JEREMY KIDD One Person Show

Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress College. 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630, 714-484-7133

Opening reception March 19, 2015 6:00 - 8:00pm 

Exhibit runs through April 16, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10a.m. - 2p.m. and by Appointment

http://jeremykidd.com

 http://www.cypresscollege.edu/academics/academicPrograms/fineArts/ArtGallery


 © Connie Samaras

© Connie Samaras

De Soto Gallery

April 1 2015

Last Contact: Edge of twilight/Spaceport America by Connie Samaras 

De Soto Gallery, 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd,  Venice, Ca 90291

Admission: Free

Exhibition runs through April 26, 2015

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment

http://www.desotogallery.com


 © Jennifer Bermon

© Jennifer Bermon

DNJ Gallery

April 1 2015

Jennifer Bermon Her | Self: Women in Their Own Words 

dnj Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, Ca 90404

Admission: Free

Jennifer Bermon presents photographs of women, and the writings of these women describing, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in the pictures. In the United States, we grow up feeling as if our bodies are manifestations of our inner selves, and perhaps because of the power of such beliefs we offer these sometimes negative comments about ourselves. For example, when Bermon was a student at Mills College, she listened to the comments some of her friends made about themselves, “these were intelligent, strong, beautiful women ... yet they still felt the need to be thin and attractive in order to be accepted.” Bermon has taken photographs of a diverse group of women who have a wide range of things to say, many of which are positive and hopeful. Bermon did not have her own expectations; she instead wishes to listen to the women as they describe themselves, in their own voice. The exhibit includes a history-making NYC firefighter, a woman who has sailed around the world twice, a NASA scientist, an actress, a judge, a farmer, a 74- year-old Rabbi, a Southern reverend, an Academy Award-winning screenplay writer and an Emmy Award-winning producer.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6pm

Exhibition runs through April 4, 2015

www.dnjgallery.net


 © Matthew Swarts

© Matthew Swarts

Kopeikin Gallery

April 1 2015

PROCESSING: BETH AND THE ALTERNATIVES by mATTHEW SWARTS

2766 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90034

Admission: Free

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00

Exhibition runs through April 18, 2015

http://www.kopeikingallery.com

 


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 © Chris Huss

© Chris Huss

The G2 Gallery

April 1 2015

From Snails to Whales featuring Chris Huss and Mark Strickland

The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

For their second exhibition at G2, Chris Huss and Mark Strickland built upon the biodiversity and conservational tone of the 2013 State of the Sharks show. Forty years in the making, From Snails to Whales highlights the vast variety – interspecies, geographic and genetic – of ocean life.  

Many of the images in From Snails could never be captured again, as species have gone extinct, relocated or been locally extirpated from the habitats in which Mark and Chris originally photographed them. This, coupled with the eye-popping nature of the images themselves, underscores the need to raise awareness and promote stewardship of the ocean’s immense diversity.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm , Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Exhibition runs through April 19, 2015

http://www.theG2gallery.com


The G2 Gallery

April 1 2015

Nature | OC: Ludo and Barbara Leideritz

The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

The G2 Gallery is partnering with Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA to present Nature OC, featuring photographers living in Orange County, CA. This exciting exhibit is an extension of G2’s long-running Nature LA series. 

Nature OC will run from January 13 to June 7, 2015 with three separate, unique exhibitions all showcasing artists that have previously shown at Forest & Ocean. The G2 Gallery selected Forest & Ocean as a partner because of their shared commitment to use photography as a tool for environmental change.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm , Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Exhibition runs through April 19, 2015

http://www.theG2gallery.com


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Fahey/Klein Gallery

April 1 2015

WE SHALL OVERCOME: DOCUMENTING THE ROAD TO FREEDOM - PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANNY LYON, STEVE SCHAPIRO, FLIP SCHULKE, & STEPHEN SOMERSTEIN

Fahey/Klein Gallery, North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036, (323) 934 2250, contact@faheygallery.com

Admission: For price and availability, please contact the gallery

Exhibition runs through May 2, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

http://www.faheykleingallery.com


 © Mallory Morrison

© Mallory Morrison

Fathom

April 1 2015

30 Days 30 Nights 30 Photographers

Fathom, C Building Lobby, 110 East 9th Street, CL002, Los Angeles,CA,90079, t:213.221.4545 

Admission: Free

Every morning through the month of April FATHOM will hang a new solo photography show. Each photographer will have their own dedicated gallery opening reception from 3pm to 8pm. All of the photographer’s work, in the 30 Days and 30 Nights Exhibition, will be available for viewing throughout the month. This exhibition format is designed to combine the benefits of a group show with the focus of a solo show for each photographer. The exhibition gives photography collectors an opportunity to consider hundreds of images from 30 unique photographers in one place for an entire month. Normally this level of access would only be found at a photography festival lasting only a few frenetic days. Our goal with this exhibition is to showcase all facets of photography from fine art through commercial, and photojournalism and photographers from all career stages; the completely undiscovered through museum masters. It’s our first show in the new downtown Los Angeles gallery and we are pulling out all stops to make it something memorable.

Exhibition runs through April 30 2015

Gallery opening hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

http://www.fathom.gallery


 Underwater Swimmer, negative, 1917; print, 1970s, André Kertész, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Estate of André Kertész

Underwater Swimmer, negative, 1917; print, 1970s, André Kertész, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Estate of André Kertész

The Getty Center

April 1 2015

In Focus: Play

The Getty Center, 1200 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission: Free.

The introduction of photography in 1839 coincided with major social and economic changes spurred by the Industrial Revolution and a burgeoning culture of leisure. In addition to documenting historic events, this new medium was used to record the everyday, including the many ways people spent their free time. With the advent of faster film and handheld cameras, dancing and carousing were captured with the same enthusiasm as moments of respite and quiet contemplation. This exhibition traces the development of play as a photographic subject through the works of artists such as Roger Fenton, Lauren Greenfield, Bill Owens, and Larry Sultan among others.

Exhibition runs through May 10, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m, Closed Mondays

http://www.getty.edu


 Quarter-Plate Ambrotype taken between 1863 and 1865. Image depicts a Black Union Army private and his wife and twin daughters.

Quarter-Plate Ambrotype taken between 1863 and 1865. Image depicts a Black Union Army private and his wife and twin daughters.

LA Central Library

April 1 2015

African American Military Portraits From The American Civil War

Admission: Free

The mostly forgotten role of African-American soldiers and sailors in the American Civil War is revealed and celebrated in the exhibition African American Military Portraits from The American Civil War: Selected Images from The Library of Congress Collections.

The exhibit, which is from the California African American Museum (CAAM), provides a compelling portrait of the 180,000 African American soldiers and commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.

“When most people think of the Civil War they just think of slaves and they don't realize a lot of the black soldiers were volunteers from the north and were free,” said Ed Garcia, CAAM exhibition curator. “I wanted to show the pictures and tell the stories of the black soldiers who have been completely forgotten.”

Exhibition runs through April 4, 2015

Library opening times: Mon: 10-8, Tue: 10-8, Wed: 10-8, Thu: 10-8, Fri: 9:30-5:30
Sat: 9:30-5:30, Sun: 1-5

http://www.lapl.org


 “Mötley Crüe,” 1983 – Gary Leonard Collection. Donning war paint and ready to conquer the world , Mötley Crüe led the first of the wave of 1980s heavy metal bands on the Sunset Strip and were the first to achieve major national success.

“Mötley Crüe,” 1983 – Gary Leonard Collection. Donning war paint and ready to conquer the world , Mötley Crüe led the first of the wave of 1980s heavy metal bands on the Sunset Strip and were the first to achieve major national success.

LA Central Library

April 1 2015

From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989

Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, (213) 228-7000

Admission: Free

Rock genres collided in 1980s Los Angeles, creating a kaleidoscope of sounds unmatched by any other city for its variety.  The terrain of Southern California, by its very diverse nature, spawned likewise diverse talent.  The beach communities, the Valley, South Central, the Inland Empire, East L.A.; each had its own flavor, infused in the local music.  Together these bands created an indigenous imprimatur, a unique combination of audacity, theatricality, bravado, pitch-perfect harmonies and an uninhibited sense of humour.  In addition, with the major record labels headquartered here since the gradual shift in the late-sixties, it became the center of the music industry, and by the end of the 1970s Los Angeles had everything an ambitious rock group could hope for: an abundance of clubs, school dances and rehearsal spaces for playing; and the ubiquitous A&R executives that regularly made the rounds, seeking new talent to sign.

While we couldn’t include all of the legendary and influential bands of the period, when we looked at what we found, we were delighted to see that it’s the variety that comes across; the unmistakable stamp of Los Angeles that we present to you here.  Welcome to From Pop to The Pit, and everything in between.

From Pop to the Pit: The LAPL Photo Collection celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene 1978-1989 will be on display in the Central Library History & Genealogy Department and runs till June 28, 2015.

Library opening times: Mon: 10-8, Tue: 10-8, Wed: 10-8, Thu: 10-8, Fri: 9:30-5:30
Sat: 9:30-5:30, Sun: 1-5

http://www.lapl.org


 Image: Untitled, Sheila Pinkel, c. 1974–82, gelatin silver print, gift of the artist, M.2011.149.2. © Sheila Pinkel,

Image: Untitled, Sheila Pinkel, c. 1974–82, gelatin silver print, gift of the artist, M.2011.149.2. © Sheila Pinkel,

LACMA

April 1 2015

Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA’s Experimental Photography at 50

Hammer Building, Level 3, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

General Admission to LACMA: $15 | Adults, $10 | Seniors (62+) & Students with valid ID, Free | Children (17 and under), Free | Members

Photography was founded on and developed as a result of experimentation: it is a technology-based practice rife with inherent uncertainties, despite its reputation for reliably documenting reality. This installation celebrates the curatorial drive informing over 50 years of collecting at LACMA, which embraces experimentation in photography.

From works by the medium’s earliest practitioners to those by contemporary artists, LACMA’s collection is rich in innovative examples of what is often referred to as “the magic of photography.” As lenses evolve and choices of final output increase, photographic practice will no doubt continue to inspire new ways of perceiving, seeing, and believing.

Exhibit runs through July 4, 2015.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm, Friday: 11 am–8 pm, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm, Closed Wednesdays

http://www.lacma.org


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 Larry Sultan, My Mother Posing for Me, 1984, Chromogenic print, 40 x 50 in. © Estate of Larry Sultan.

Larry Sultan, My Mother Posing for Me, 1984, Chromogenic print, 40 x 50 in. © Estate of Larry Sultan.

LACMA

April 1 2015

Larry Sultan: Here and Home

BCAM, Level 2, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

General Admission to LACMA: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors (62+) & Students with valid ID, Free Children (17 and under), Free | Members

Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009). The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works in the decades following. Sultan never stopped challenging the conventions of photographic documentation, exploring themes of family, home, and façade throughout his career. Five major bodies of work are represented including: Evidence (1977), made collaboratively with Mike Mandel; Swimmers (1978–81); Pictures from Home (1982–92); The Valley (1998–2003); and Homeland (2006–2009). The show is augmented by a "study hall," with documentation and ephemera providing a glimpse of Sultan’s modes of inquiry as an artist and a teacher. This exhibition is included in General Admission.

Exhibit runs through July 19, 2015.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm, Friday: 11 am–8 pm, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm, Closed Wednesdays

http://www.lacma.org


 © Lenny Kravitz

© Lenny Kravitz

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

April 1 2015

FLASH BY LENNY KRAVITZ

Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, CA

Admission: Free

With his first Photography show, and accompanying Photography Book, Lenny Kravitz makes his mark in a new arena of the creative arts. During his childhood, Kravitz was enthralled by cameras, playing with them like toys instead of taking photographs. In recent years, photographer friends taught him the fundamentals of photography by using a Leica. Intrigued by the possibilities, Kravitz began creating his own works, featuring close attention to the nuances and effects created by light. As he himself had been endlessly photographed by photographers, paparazzi, and fans - his perspective on aesthetics was decidedly unique. This thrilling show captures the essence of what it's like to be a rock star who's constantly in the public eye. The result: an intense exploration of the photographer and his subject. 

Exhibition runs through April 12, 2015

Closing Party: Thursday, April 9, 2015 6-8PM RSVP info@leicagalleryla.com

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10AM to 6PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM

http://www.leicagalleryla.com


M+B

April 1 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS' PENINSULA by Mariah Robertson

612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California 90069 Mariah Robertson: Photography Lovers’ 

M+B is pleased to announce Photography Lovers' Peninsula, Mariah Robertson's first solo exhibition with M+B.

“These works are made with photography chemistry directly applied to photography paper. I once described this work as an extreme end, or peninsula, of material-based photo work. Also, the installation layout looks like the outline of Florida on the floor plan of the gallery.

This work stems from some issues with authority and having been told NO about a lot of things that were clearly pointless. This is the emotional engine of a dry, analytic, simple conceptual project of inverting the vernacular binary code of YES/NO in a closed system-in this case, darkroom photography.”

Exhibition runs through April 8, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, and by appointment

http://www.mbart.com


Peter Fetterman Gallery

April 1 2015

Heinrich Kühn & Camera Work: Vintage Photography & Pictorialism

Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T . 310 453 6463

Admission: Free

In the front foyer of the gallery is a curated selection of rare vintage Pictorialist works from the Gallery’s holdings in early 20th Century photographs, including original gum bichromate and bromoil prints, along with vintage photogravures from Alfred Stieglitz’s seminal publication, Camera Work. Artists on view include Heinrich Kühn, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, George Seeley and Frank Eugene among others.

Heinrich Kühn (Austrian-German, 1866-1944) was one of the central figures of international art photography at the beginning of the twentieth century. His goal, along with Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, was to establish the photographic image as a medium for rendering an artistic vision as precisely and creatively as in painting and drawing. The most important tools for this were the gum bichromate and bromoil processes, which made the picture look more like a print than a conventional photograph. This allowed him to deliberately alter the tones and contrast to fit his notion of the image and dissolve its sharpness as too much sharpness was considered “non-artistic” because it veered away from painting. Kühn reduced the romantic cosmos of “Pictorialism” to the point where his compositions became almost abstract and exhibited a sense of timelessness.

Exhibition runs through April 4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and by appointment.

http://www.peterfetterman.com


 © Gregori Maiofis

© Gregori Maiofis

Peter Fetterman Gallery

April 1 2015

Gregori Maiofis A Taste for Russian Ballet

Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T . 310 453 6463

Admission: Free

Gregori Maiofis (Russia, b. 1970) comes from a family lineage of artists and architects including his father, the renowned graphic artist, Mikhail Maiofis, who nurtured artistry early in his son’s life. Maiofis is a classically trained printmaker and graphic artist who began his first photographic projects in 2000. Printmaking is still an integral part of the artist’s oeuvre, which following experimentation with gelatin silver prints and several alternative processes, led to his now prominent use of bromoil and bromoil transfer printing. Common among the Pictorialist masters of the early 20th Century, the bromoil process allows the artist unique aesthetic abilities to manually control the color, tone and texture of the final picture on various surfaces.

Often working with trained animals including elephants, monkeys and predominantly a bear named Funt, Maiofis creates a new reality of interplay between human and animal. Several of the prints on view depict a dialogue of ballet between a Russian ballerina and the bear who appears thoroughly enthused by the performance before him.

Exhibition runs through April 4, 2015 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and by appointment.

http://www.peterfetterman.com


 © William Helburn

© William Helburn

Peter Fetterman Gallery

April 1 2015

William Helburn Seventh & Madison - Project Room Exhibition

Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T . 310 453 6463

Admission: free

William Helburn was the go-to photographer for many of the top advertising agencies in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Shock value and an unrelenting hunger for success helped Helburn to a pioneer's share in the revolutionary era of advertising and his work would also appear on the editorial pages and covers of major magazines. In addition to cars and cosmetics, Helburn shot Coca-Cola, Canada Dry, whiskeys, clothing lines, airlines, jewelry, cigars and cigarettes, and any number of other products. He worked with the top models of the day, from Dovima and Dorian Leigh to Jean Patchett and Barbara Mullen to Jean Shrimpton and Lauren Hutton.

William Helburn: Seventh and Madison (Thames & Hudson, 2014) is the first book to survey the photographic work of William Helburn and gives viewers a survey of the vivid reality that the television series Mad Men seeks to evoke. Most of these images have not been seen since they were first published decades ago. In addition to the photographs, Robert Lilly contributes a biographical account of Helburn's life and work, and former colleagues Jerry Schatzberg, George Lois, Sunny Griffin, and Ali McGraw offer insights into the lusty, creative spirit of William Helburn.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and by appointment

http://www.peterfetterman.com


 Ninfa (Thyia), 2013

Ninfa (Thyia), 2013

Rosegallery

April 1 2015

ELGER ESSER: New Works

Rosegallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, G-5, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, Tel: 310.264.8440

Rose gallery is pleased to announce Elger Esser: New Works. One-of-a-kind photographs from Nereide and Ninfa will be on view 14 March through 30 May, 2015.

Known for his highly formalized and uniquely rendered landscape photographs, German artist Elger Esser’s most recent work draws inspiration from mythology and romantic lore. Like much of the artist’s previous work including the acclaimed series Ansichten and Vedutas and Landscapes, the images from Ninfa and Nereide radiate with a sense of the sublime in nature. 

All of the works are unique photographs printed directly onto aluminum and finished with varnish. The completed works defy classic conventions of photography and echo the 19th century pictorial postcards that have influenced Esser’s photographic practice for the past two decades.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6pm

Exhibition runs through May 30, 2015

http://www.rosegallery.net


 Obstacles, Laurence Braude

Obstacles, Laurence Braude

Venice Arts

April 1 2015

Community Story Lab Exhibition

Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 Phone: 310 392 0846

This exhibition celebrates Venice Arts' yearlong experiment in media arts storytelling and participatory arts engagement for adults—the Community Story Lab. Over the course of the past year, a group of adults—some of whom had no prior experience with photography—gathered twice a month with Lead Artist and Guggenheim Fellow in photography Sara Terry to shoot a group documentary project on the Venice community and to discover and explore the power of their own voices as storytellers. In addition, a monthly Drop-In Lab, led by public practice artists Michelle Glass and Andrea Dominguez, gave participants the opportunity explore new artistic strategies and experiment with a variety of art materials to create mixed media works and become effective storytellers.

On Saturday, March 28 from 5–8pm, we celebrate the work these participant photographers produced over the course of this innovative arts engagement project. Come be part of our community and join us for the grande finale to a fantastic year of discovering one's visual voice! The exhibition runs through May 2, 2015.

Participant Photographers: Catherine Allison | Leticia Antonio | Laurence Braude | Angela Marcela Carvajal Pulido Correa | Jaydee Dizon | Sharon Fatah | Penina Finger | Cheryl Francis | Alicia Gibbs | Efren Guerrero | Josephine La Rosa | To Nga Nguyen | Cristina Portillo | David Tinnius Rossi | and Teaching Assistant Alma Juarez

The Community Story Lab is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

http://www.venicearts.org


The Icon

April 2 2015, 6 -9pm

The Stand-Ins - An official Mopla Event

The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

The Stand-Ins exhibition features portrait and still life images of the shot that comes before the shot. Before the celebrity stands on their mark, before the animal is taken out of their cage, while the light and the composition are tested. Curated by Amy Feitelberg, Los Angeles Magazine’s Photo Director. 

Participating Artists:

Amanda Friedman, Andrew Hetherington, Andy Anderson, Art Streiber, Chris Crisman, Chris McPherson, Emily Berl, Emily Shur, Misha Gravenor, Nancy Pastor, Nigel Parry, Joe Pugliese, Tim Flach, Christina Gandolfo, Dan Winters, Dave Lauidsen, Catherine Ledner, Frank Ockenfels , Gabriela Herman, Jill Greenberg, Joe Schmelzer, Sam Comen, Winnie Au.

Exhibit runs through April 30, 2015


 © Ian Shive

© Ian Shive

The Pico House

April 2 2015

Earth Month Los Angeles 2015

The Pico House, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 t: 213.485.8435 

Admission: Free

On April 2, 2015, The G2 Gallery and Western National Parks Association (WNPA) premiere Earth Month Los Angeles 2015, a collaborative photography exhibit focused on U.S. national parks. The exhibit, coinciding with Earth Month, is aimed at raising awareness of the multitude of national parks near the urban center of downtown Los Angeles. Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 is a collective exhibit featuring images from award-winning photographers, including Jack Dykinga, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ian Shive, Louie Schwartzberg and G2 Gallery co-owner Susan Gottlieb. Their subjects, all national parks, include Yosemite, Death Valley, the Channel Islands and many more across the United States.

Exhibition runs through April 28 2015

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm


 © Petra Barth

© Petra Barth


Loft at Liz's

April 3 2015, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

ONESHOT: HOME OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Loft at Liz’s, 453 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States

One Shot is the annual, single-themed competition of the International Photography Awards, the Lucie Foundation’s sister-effort.

One Shot: Home features the winning work of photographers who submitted images that represent the notion of what “home” conjures in their imagination.

Participating Artists:

Tamas Schild, Željko Stevanić, Andy Yeung, Laily Hassan, Martha Witkowska, Amanda Campbell, Nigel Moyes, Brooke Shaden, Martin Stranka, Mark Leibowitz, Sebastian Copeland, Laurie Frankel, Javier Sanchez - Monge, KM Asad, Helene Fjell, Yukiko Takachi, Sanja Jovanovic, Alicja Brodowicz, Ian Butterworth, Anna Moller, Sinziana Velicescu, Caleb Stein, Fang Tong, Krzysztof Racon, Kieran Oudshoorn, David Jay, Petra Barth, Krovblit.


 © jerry Hsu

© jerry Hsu


Slow Culture

April 3 2015

A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find by JERRY HSU - a featured mopla event

Slow Culture, 5906 North Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Admission: Free

Opening Reception: April 3, 2014 7 - 10PM

A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to discovery and patience and it borders on compulsion. It would appear that Hsu has honed the skills of seeing and identifying what is “photo-worthy,” because he has created his own vernacular and effectively mastered his vision. Hsu’s need to capture the absurd but beautiful, everyday world around him has certainly paid off.

Like learning a language, a photographer’s work relies heavily on practice and immersion. Sensitivity to events that seem like non-events adjusts one’s perspective by shifting the focus to things often missed. Hsu honors those moments outside of the frame; he looks when one is “not supposed to look” and he photographs them. (Lucky for us, he likes to share.)

An emotional dualism impacts the apparent everydayness of Hsu’s snapshot style. Some imagery may contain an unmistakable tenderness to them, but communicate two very different sentiments. Whereas another image, may be clearly farcical. Others express a simple appreciation for something many of us might just call beauty.

Roland Barthes’ concepts of the studium and the punctum resonate strongly in Hsu’s work. Many images are, in an overall sense, nice to look at. But what draws the viewer in for a second glance or a longer look is a small, significant detail. Like the punchline to a joke: sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes it just takes a minute. The real value, here, is in seeing the world as Jerry Hsu sees it. 

Exhibition runs through May 2, 2015

http://slowculture.com


 © Joao Canziani

© Joao Canziani

Contact PhotoLab

April 4 2015, 6 - 9pm

A Tiny Space - An Official MOPLA Event

Contact PhotoLab, 618 Moulton Ave #E, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Opening Reception: April 4 2015, 6 - 9pm

Admission: Free

A Tiny Space is a site that features various artists’ work curated by Sabrina Bajaj. The site acts as a space to showcase a thoughtful collection of the artists’ work and as well as a deeper dive into their process.

Participating Artists:

Linda Linko, Joao Canziani, Nicholas Alan Cope, Brendan Austin, Ben Grieme, Ina Jang, Boglio, Lane Code, Jessica Antola, Michael Shields, Benjamin Rasmussen, Grant Cornett, Chrissie Abbott, Osma Harvilahti, Michael Todd, Brigitte Sire, Kent Andreasen, Kyoko Hamada, Misha Taylor, Steven Harrington, Tierney Gearon.

Curated by Sabrina Bajaj

Hosted by Contact Photo Lab


 © © Allison Pharmakis  

©© Allison Pharmakis 

Santa Monica Art Studios

April 9 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Month of Photo Los Angeles Group Show

Admission: Free

Santa Monica Art Studios, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition designed to support the theme of 2015 Realities and Concepts. The group show will feature emerging and established photographers. This exhibition is organized by Lucie Foundation staff and curated by Meredith Marlay.

Exhibition runs through May 2, 2015

 

Participating Artists include: 

Sally Peterson, Sabine Pearlman, Luigia Martelloni, Chloe Aftel, Anthony Samaniego, Jaime Permuth, Sara Swaty, Allison Pharmakis, Andrea D’Amico, Jamie Johnson, Christian Smith, Clara Wildberger, Dani Olivier, Ed Canas, Elisabeth Caren, Elizabeth Weinberg, Gazelle Samizay, Hye-Ryoung Min, Marco Gualtieri, Motonori Shimizu, Nicole Pun, Osceola Refetoff, Reuben Wu, Robert Kozek, Robert Peck, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Synchrodogs (Roman Noven and Tania Shcheglova), Tara Ziemba, Verner Soler, Yasmin Alishav, Michelle Groskopf, Sasha Tivetsky, TJ Tambellini, Jeremy Kidd. 


 © Mike Brodie

© Mike Brodie

M+B

April 9 2015

TONES OF DIRT AND BONE by MIKE BRODIE

612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California 90069 Mariah Robertson: Photography Lovers’ 

Opening Reception: Thursday 9, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Exhibition run through May 30, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, and by appointment

http://www.mbphoto.com


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Lot 613

April 11 2015 - One Night Only, 8:00 - 12.00am

Instagram Jam and SNAPSHOP! Fundraiser - An official mopla event

Lot 613, 613 Imperial Street Los Angeles, CA 90021, T: (323) 934-7777

The return of the very popular Instagram Jam, originally conceived by photographer Shaughn Crawford. Instagram Jam will feature the photography of well known and obscure photographers using Instagram to share their work.

Prints from this exhibition will be on sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Lucie Foundation’s youth program, SNAPSHOP!, a four-Saturday workshop program that provides hands-on photography classes to underserved youth, resulting in a formal exhibition of their photography in a gallery setting


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Lot 613

April 11 2015, 8pm  - midnight

PDN + Rangefinder present Emerging Photographer - An Official mOPLA Exhibition

Lot 613, 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021, T: (323) 934-7777

Last fall, Emerging Photographer relaunched as a submission-based magazine for up-and-coming artists. Eleven photographers were selected to be featured in our Winter 2014 issue—some who are still in school and others who have already begun to make a lasting impact as professional photographers. We are confident that each of their visions will have longevity within this industry.

This gallery showcases a few images from each of the eleven photographers’ featured series.

Please visit emerging.pdncontests.com to view the digital edition of the magazine and to learn more about the submission process.

 

Sponsored by ASMP


 © Dan Busta

© Dan Busta

bG Gallery

April 11 2015

As Above so Below - A featured mopla event

bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404. 

Admission: free

Featured exhibit for MOPLA 2015 

In conjunction with MOPLA, bG Gallery is excited to present a selection of historic and contemporary master artists exploring the conversation between inner subject and outer environment. 

Artists: 

Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Patrick Nagatani, Moby, Nick Veasey, Dan Busta, Ryan Schude and more to be announced. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th 5:30 - 9pm

Exhibition runs through April 25, 2015

Hours: Tuesday­ - Saturday 11:30am - ­6pm. Often open Sunday 1 - ­5pm but call first to check.
T: 310­906­4211 e­mail: info@bgartdealings.com 

http://www.bgArtGalleries.com 


DNJ Gallery

April 11 2015

Explorations by Fullerton College 

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1,Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6pm

Exhibition runs through May 9, 2015

www.dnjgallery.net


Peter Fetterman Gallery

April 11 2015

Tiempo Perdido Lost Time - Latin American Photography

Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T . 310 453 6463

Admission: free

Opening on April 11, 2015 Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of significant Latin American photography from the gallery’s collection. Comprised of over 60 works, the exhibition includes rare and iconic prints by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Sebastião Salgado, Flor Garduño, Luis González Palma, and Mario Algaze among others, as well as a selection of Mexican studies by French master Henri Cartier-Bresson. Works in the exhibition span the 20th Century, providing a visual overview of the many diverse Latin cultures, their traditions, and people as seen by several of their most important photographic documentarians.

Predominantly featured in the exhibition is a group of early silver gelatin prints by Sebastião Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944). Prior to Salgado’s examination of the Serra Pelada Gold Mines in Brazil, images of which catapulted him to the top echelons of the photography world, he documented Central and South American laborers over a seven year period, later to be published in his first major monograph Other Americas (Pantheon, 1986). These early images from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Brazil, showcase the gritty, empathetic imagery that so honestly captures the difficult lives of his subjects and would come to define his photographic style. With these works as an didactic foundation, Salgado continues to make epic images that inspire both visual awe and reflection, earning him the often used title of a “concerned photographer.”

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) was a trailblazer of Latin American Photography during the 20th Century and was active from the early 1920’s through 1990’s. Alvarez Bravo documented the rural and urban life of his homeland with a poetic eye and helped to change the landscape and perceptions of Latin American art during the early 20th Century. Over his lifetime Alvarez Bravo exhibited in over 150 solo exhibitions and participated in over 200 group exhibitions. In the early 1930’s a young Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) traveled to Mexico where he became friends with Alvarez Bravo and the two photographed and exhibited together for many years becoming two of the most important creators of Humanist imagery. A selection of rare prints from Cartier-Bresson’s travels in Mexico are included in the exhibition and provide a unique foreign perspective in juxtaposition to Alvarez Bravo’s native eye. 

A selection of more recent native Indian photographs by Flor Garduño (Mexican, b. 1957) and daily urban life by Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947), along with contemporary conceptual portraits by Luis González Palma (Guatemalan, b. 1957), present a more modernized Latin culture still heavily influenced by traditional values and ancient rituals. Additionally, many singular images from various other international photographers expand the viewpoint of Latin America’s landscape and passionate people.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and by appointment.

http://www.peterfetterman.com


 © Cole Barash

© Cole Barash

Buckwild Gallery

April 12 2015, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

HANK OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Buckwild Gallery, 12804 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, United State

An exhibition of work inspired by the poetry, prose, and brilliant filthy mind of Los Angeles native Charles Bukowski. 

Featuring works by photographers Winnie Au, Cole Barash, Aaron Farley, Laure Joliet, Nicholas Maggio, Benjamin Rasmussen, and Jeremy and Claire Weiss/Day19.

 


The Getty Centre

April 14 2015

Light, Paper, process: Reinventing Photography

Admission: Free

At a time when digital technologies offer increasingly sophisticated options for producing, storing, and disseminating images, a number of artists have turned their attention to exploring the essence of photography, distilling it to its basic components of light-sensitive emulsions and chemical development. These artists may use hand-coated or expired papers, archival negatives, or custom-built cameras, or they may eschew the use of a camera or film altogether. All revel in materials and process, employing darkroom techniques that shift our understanding of photography away from a medium that merely records the world.

Exhibition runs through September 6, 2015

http://www.getty.edu


 © Glen Craig

© Glen Craig

Leica Gallery

April 16 2015

A day in the life of Miles Davis by Glen Craig & New Works by Jesse Diamond - A Mopla featured event

Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, Tel: 424 777 0341

Admission: Free

Opening Reception: April 16, 2015, 6 - 9pm

Exhibition runs through May 11, 2015

http://www.leicagalleryla.com


 © Carson Davis Brown

© Carson Davis Brown

Building Bridges Art Exchange

April 18 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

#_MASS BY CARSON DAVIS BROWN OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Building Bridges Art Exchange, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Building Bridges Art Exchange and Month of Photography Los Angeles presents #_Mass by Carson Davis Brown.

#_Mass is a photography exhibition of work created inside of “Big Box’ stores without permission using found materials within each location. The works are made, photographed and left to be experienced by the passersby, and ultimately disassembled by location staff.


 © Josue Castro

© Josue Castro

Building Bridges Art Exchange

April 18 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

JOSUE CASTRO - 'PURE HEDONISM. HEDONISM PURE' OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Building Bridges Art Exchange, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Building Bridges Art Exchange in collaboration with the National Council for Culture and Arts Mexico, tijuana Cultural Center, and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego present Pure Hedonism. Hedonism Pure, an official Month of Photo LA event. 

Castro invites prominent chefs of Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, Javier Plascencia, Ryan Steyn, Drew Deckman, Karla Navarro, Giannina Galvadon, Bianca Castro, Monica Palafox and Hugo D'Acosta among others to pose in a series of photographs creating a gratifyingly tense dialogue about human nature.

Exhibition runs through May 18, 2015


 © Richard S. Chow

© Richard S. Chow

Cause Gallery

April 18, 2015

Memories + Redux | solo show by Richard S. Chow – A featured MOPLA event

Cause Gallery, North Hill Street, Chinatown Art District, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opening Reception - April 18, 7-10pm

Admission: Free

Memories + Redux focuses on a collection of two distinctive portfolios: Distant Memories and Color Redux | Urban Landscape. Although the work in this exhibit presents two dramatically different styles and subject matters, the artist’s fundamental application of composition and interpretation create a sense of congruence. Both series transform and present imagery in a fresh perspective compelling the viewer to give the image a second look.  

Richard’s award-winning Color Redux offers striking geometries discovered within urban landscape in abstract modernism, while his new series, Distant Memories, premiered in this exhibit is diametrically grey, moody and reflective, a visual commentary on the ethereal nature of memories and the relationships that serve as their foundation.

Richard is a photographer in the genre of documentary and fine art. His work has been honored with numerous awards, juried shows, exhibited in galleries, internationally published and is featured in several private collections. He is currently a member of and represented by Gallery 825 - the Los Angeles Art Association, frequently featured on-line in Your Daily Photograph by Duncan Miller Gallery and has been part of group exhibitions at Cause Gallery.

Gallery Hours - Sat 6-10, Sun/Thur/Fri 12-6, and by appointment.

Exhibition runs through May 9, 2015

www.richardschow.com


 O. Refetoff - Salton Sea, CA

O. Refetoff - Salton Sea, CA

Chungking Studio

April 18 2015 

Magic and Realism: Osceola Refetoff & Bill Leigh Brewer - A featured MOPLA event

Chungking Studio, 975 Chung King Road, LA Chinatown, 90012 T: 213.935.0395, info@chungkingstudio.com

Admission: free

For 2 Days only: April 18 - 19, 12 - 5pm

Opening reception April 18, 2015 7 - 10pm

Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot

“What differentiates photography from other visual art forms is its indelible relationship to the external world. This is both a constriction and the source of its unique mystery. This pairing of work by Bill Leigh Brewer and Osceola Refetoff explores photography’s paradoxical capacity to simultaneously document and interpret the world around us, to construct new experiences and meanings from its raw materials - to somehow show more than can be seen.” - Shana Nys Dambrot

For enquiries please contact Kristine Schomaker at ShoeboxPR, www.shoeboxpr.com, T: 661.317.1069

www.chungkingstudio.com

www.ospix.com

www.billybrewer.com


 © Matthew Chase - Daniel

© Matthew Chase - Daniel

Craig Krull Gallery

April 18 2015

Monterey Littoral by Matthew Chase-Daniel 

Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3, Santa Monica, California 90404 

Admission: Free

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m; Saturday, 11a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Exhibition runs through May 23, 2015.

http://www.craigkrullgallery.com


 © Jasmine Swope

© Jasmine Swope

Craig Krull Gallery

April 18 2015

Our Ocean’s Edge by jasmine swope

Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3, Santa Monica, California 90404 

Admission: Free

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m; Saturday, 11a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Exhibition runs through May 23, 2015.

http://www.craigkrullgallery.com


Craft and Folk Art Museum

April 19 2015, 3 - 6pm, free

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video Juror and Artists Discussion - OFFICIAL MOPLA EVENT

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States

Join exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Co-Founder of Month of Photography Los Angeles, and a group of exhibiting artists for a conversation about the development of the exhibition and works on display. Participating artists are: Sohrab Akhavan, Grace Oh, Mehdi Hawaii Sardehaii, Marjan Vayghan, and Siamak Nasiri Ziba. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. 

Space is limited. 

RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


 "Blanketed Point Vicente 1.5.15" by Melissa Richardson Banks @SouthBayMuse

"Blanketed Point Vicente 1.5.15" by Melissa Richardson Banks @SouthBayMuse

Phantom Galleries Hawthorne

April 19 2015 

Snapshots of the South Bay 2015 - A featured mopla event

Phantom Galleries Hawthorne, 12609 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Admission: Free

Preview: Saturday, April 18 @ 4-8 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19 @ 4-8 PM

Closing Reception: Saturday, May 9 @ 4-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Open on Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM during the exhibit's run or by appointment (213) 537-4483

Local photographers display images depicting daily life in the South Bay, including Melissa Richardson Banks, Jon Berry, Arlene P. Carley, and Richard Podgurski. Phantom Galleries Hawthorne is located at 12609 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250 and is part of Phantom Galleries LA, which revitalizes and energizes communities and pedestrian thoroughfares by transforming unoccupied properties throughout Los Angeles County into vibrant cultural hubs through the 24/7 public presentation of art. Curated by Martha Perez Mitchell, this exhibition is a featured event of Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) presented by the Lucie Foundation.

Exhibition runs through May 9, 2015

www.SouthBayMuse.com/exhibits


 Image from 2014 Analogue Project participant Kwaku Alston 

Image from 2014 Analogue Project participant Kwaku Alston 

Aesthesia Studios

April 23, 2015, 7:00 – 10:00pm

ANALOGUE PROJECT - OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Aesthesia Studios, 12130 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA, 90066, United States

Admissions: Free

AESTHESIA STUDIOS is proud to announce, in partnership with MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES, The Analogue Project 2015: a photography contest designed to re-inspire by embracing what captured many a photographer's creative eye to begin with—shooting on film.

An impressive panel that encompasses the artistic, commercial and publishing aspects of the industry will judge the submissions. The contest culminates with an artist’s reception and exhibition at one of LA’s top creative studios, hosted by MOPLA and AESTHESIA STUDIOS. This is an amazing forum for shooters to showcase their work and have some creative fun.

We’re eager to once again engage one of the largest photographic communities in the world with our 2nd annual photo contest—one that keeps the use of film in our photographic vernacular.

This year we want to see where your creativity meets your next job by offering two submission categories: Portrait and Object, with each demanding a creatively commercial flair. We’re excited to see what extraordinary expressions our contest inspires.

It’s going to happen fast so get out there and create some jaw-dropping images!

Prizes:

1st Prize – One day shoot at Aesthesia in Studio B with grip and strobe package*

Portrait Runner Up – One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*

Object Runner Up – One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*

Additionally, twenty entrants will be invited to submit a framed print to be shown at the Artists Reception on April 23rd as part of MOPLA Month of Photography events. Prints may be no larger than 20”x30”. Be ready to bring your negative if invited to show.

Rules:

Entry fee $15 per image. Max 5 images per entrant

Images must be Analogue capture.

Deadline to submit: April 1st, 2015

Selections for the event will be announced: April 10, 2015

Artwork Delivery Dates: April 20-21, 2015

Artists' Reception: April 23, 2015

Work will be juried by

Sabrina Bajaj – Senior Art Producer, 72 and Sunny 

Deborah Burch – Executive Producer, Snog Productions

Dan Busta – Portrait and Advertising Photographer

Amy Feitelberg – Photo Director, Los Angeles Magazine

Cat Jimenez – Executive Director, Lucie Foundation & Co-Founder MOPLA


Aesthesia Studios

April 23 2015, 7 - 10pm

Samys Photo School Best Shot exhibition - An Official MOPLA Event

Aesthesia Studios, 12130 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Admission: Free

For one night only, Month of Photography Los Angeles and Samys Camera present Your Best Shot an exhibition of photographs from the students and alumnae of one of the West Coast’s largest photo programs, Samy’s Photo School.  


Santa Monica Art Studios

April 25 2015, 7-10pm

OFF The CLOCK a one night reception

Santa Monica Art Studios, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Admission: Free

OFF THE CLOCK is APA LA’s fourth annual curated exhibit of inspired personal photography. We challenged photographers to submit images that were created from the heart without the constraints of assignment parameters.

This year’s guest curator was legendary photographer Melvin Sokolsky.

Mr. Sokolsky reviewed over 900 submissions to OFF THE CLOCK and made his top one hundred selections. Here are those images.

After a one night reception in Los Angeles, OFF THE CLOCK will hang at four of the most influential advertising agencies in Los Angeles: Ignited, TBWA\ CHIAT\DAY, Deutsch and Saatchi & Saatchi LA.

http://www.apa-la.org/Off-The-Clock-APA-LA-Curated-Exhibition/ 


Grand Park

April 25, 2015, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

IWITNESS: PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION  | GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, United States

iwitness is a temporary public art intervention to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

iwitness is a large-scale site-specific installation made up of an inter-connected network of photographic sculptures to be installed at three different tiers at the Music Center and Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

iwitness draws its material from the archives of The Genocide Project: a project founded by photographers Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian and activist Garen Yegparian to photograph and interview the last eyewitnesses of the Armenian Genocide.


 ©  Søren Solkær

© Søren Solkær

Subliminal Projects

April 25 2015, 8 - 11pm

Surface: Portraits of Street Artists by Søren Solkær - A featured mopla exhibition

1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Featuring collaborative works by Aakash Nihalani, Above, Beau Stanton, Cyrcle, DabsMyla, Dan Witz, Jordan Seiler, Lee Quinones, Logan Hicks, Mark Bode, RAE, Risk, Saber, Wolfbat.

Opening reception April 25, 2015, 8-11pm.

Music by Shepard Fairey, Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler, David Newton (The Mighty Lemon Drops)

Complimentary Valet.

rsvp@subliminalprojects.com

Exhibit runs through May 23 2015

www.subliminalprojects.com


 © Tabitha Soren

© Tabitha Soren

Kopeikin Gallery

April 25 2015

Fantasy Life by Tabitha Soren

2766 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90034

Admission: Free

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00

Exhibition runs through June 6, 2015

http://www.kopeikingallery.com


 © Charlie Rubin

© Charlie Rubin

Kopeikin Gallery

April 25 2015

Intervention by Charlie Rubin

2766 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90034

Admission: Free

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00

Exhibition runs through June 6, 2015

http://www.kopeikingallery.com


 © Ron Azevedo

© Ron Azevedo

The G2 Gallery

April 25 2015

Nature | OC: Ron Azevedo

The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The G2 Gallery is partnering with Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA to present Nature OC, featuring photographers living in Orange County, CA. This exciting exhibit is an extension of G2’s long-running Nature LA series. 

Nature OC will run from January 13 to June 7, 2015 with three separate, unique exhibitions all showcasing artists that have previously shown at Forest & Ocean. The G2 Gallery selected Forest & Ocean as a partner because of their shared commitment to use photography as a tool for environmental change.

Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm $10 admission at door benefits environmental charities.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm , Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Exhibition runs through June 7, 2015

http://www.theG2gallery.com


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  © Marc Karzen

© Marc Karzen

Santa Monica Auctions Bergamot Station Arts Center

April 26, 2015, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN HISTORY DISCOVERED OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

Santa Monica Auctions Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, United States

Iconic Original Show ‘Bumpers’ thought to be lost will be Auctioned off May31  

Created to be used on-air before and after commercials for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, a curated selection of the original, one-of-a-kind “Bumpers” will be auctioned off through SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS on Sunday, May 31, 2015 starting at 12pm. 

From 1982-1992, Marc Karzen photographed a series of slice-of-life-moments that punctuated segments, introduced guests and branded this historic ground breaking show.

This unique collection of artwork was all photographed by Marc Karzen and have been stored in his archives for more than two decades. They were thought to be missing and have never been displayed or viewed by the public until now.

Each photograph in the Art of Late Night collection is a master C-print, some with hand collage and all are signed en verso by the artist. The Late Night nomenclature is included in every image. These striking, witty and inventive artworks were used multiple times throughout the eleven years that Letterman’s show was on NBC.

Letterman redefined the talk show genre and is one of the most influential, acclaimed and honored personalities in television history. The longest-tenured late night talk show host at more than 33 years, Letterman will host his last show on May 20, 2015 with the live action scheduled for Sunday May 31.

Thirty-three of the original bumpers have been chosen for the auction to celebrate David Letterman’s late night broadcast career.

“When I met Marc and discovered that he had these historical, yet truly cultural tributes to one of our leading satirical voices, I was amazed with the creativity and imagination of this talented artist/photographer,” said Robert Berman, founder of the Santa Monica Auctions. “This work was created for TV – pre-digital and pre-photoshop – and to be able bring them to an audience now, after 22 years, is extremely exciting. It’s like opening a time capsule and while they reflect the era, the images can still put a smile on our faces, are fresh conceptually and have stood the test of time. It will be a chance to own a piece of television history.”

In conjunction with the annual April celebration of photography, MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles), a special afternoon preview of these photographic works will be held Sunday, April 26th from 3-6 pm at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS.

An additional preview and talk with the artist Marc Karzen, discussing the halcyon days of his work on Late Night with David Letterman, will be held at the space on Friday May 8, from 5-8pm.

A complete viewing of the 33 chosen lots can be viewed at www.SMAuctions.com. To view a 1985 documentary about the making of the one of the most popular bumpers from the “Room Service” series, visit www.MarcKarzen.com. The auction will take place on Sunday, May 31 beginning at 12 noon, at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Suite B7, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information, please call 310 315 1937 or email: info@smauctions.com. 


Jancar Gallery

April 26 2015

" DIRT " 

Jancar Gallery, 961 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, California, 90012, t: 714 345-3841 

Opening reception: April 26 2015

A group exibition featuring photographic work by: Stacy Kranitz, Tricia Lawless Murray, Doug Harvey, Daniel Hawkins, LeRoy Stevens and others 

Exhibition runs through May 30, 2015

Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday 12-5 pm


 © Marian Drew. Watermelon and Quince in Balance, 2014. Courtesy Queensland Centre for Photography.

© Marian Drew. Watermelon and Quince in Balance, 2014. Courtesy Queensland Centre for Photography.

Raleigh Studios

May 1 2015, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

PHOTO INDEPENDENT ART FAIR A featured Mopla event

Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90038, United States

PHOTO INDEPENDENT is an annual photography art fair held in Hollywood, California, which made its debut at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, across from Paramount Studios, in 2014. As the first and only high-visibility platform for independent photographers, PHOTO INDEPENDENT presents a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. PHOTO INDEPENDENT provides you with the unique opportunity to invest in the most exciting established, emerging and undiscovered photographic talent today. We are pleased to announce the second edition, returning to Raleigh Studios, taking place May 1-3, 2015.

The world of photography will set its focus on Los Angeles May 1-3, 2015 for a weekend celebrating international photography and the most talented image-makers across various genres of the medium. Numerous high profile art fairs including Paris Photo Los AngelesPhoto Contemporary Photo, Photo Independent and Photobook Independent will launch their annual editions in Hollywood with additional special photography exhibitions throughout Los Angeles. The weekend promises to offer the enthusiastic art patron a plethora of opportunities to experience photography at its highest caliber.