Sarah Rossiter, "Neutrality (Gate)" 2009, color print on canvas, 81 x 180 inches (207 x 456 cm) Courtesy of Sarah Rossiter and den contemporary art  

Sarah Rossiter, "Neutrality (Gate)" 2009, color print on canvas, 81 x 180 inches (207 x 456 cm) Courtesy of Sarah Rossiter and den contemporary art

 

 

den Contemporary Art

Apr 01 2010

Illuminating Devices - Sarah Rossiter and Dorsey Dunn

den Contemporary Art, Pacific Design C8687 enter Melrose Avenue, Suite B275 West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission: FREE

Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rossiter and Dorsey Dunn will present a large-scale installation of image and sound, transforming the gallery into an elevated, floating landscape. Altogether, the installation will consist of a 40-channel sound field and 100 linear feet of photographic wall murals.

[if !supportEmptyParas] Rossiter's wall-size photographs will share a continuous horizon line, creating a panorama of natural and abstract content that places the viewer in an unexpected observatory. Dunn's sound field will take shape of a bird wing, with custom-designed speakers arranged in long arcs throughout over 3,000 square feet of the gallery space. Via this sculptural array, rhythmic, self-generating tone structures sonically unfurl in the space.

This is the first exhibition of Rossiter and Dunn's work at den contemporary art. The gallery also has photographic works by artists Leyla Cardenas, Corina Gamma, and Michael Napper.EndFragment

In the Project Room during April, some large black and white photographs by Michael Napper as well as some photo-collages by Leyla Cardenas will be on display. 

http://www.dencontemporaryart.com


Image © Helen K. Garber  

Image © Helen K. Garber

 

DNJ Gallery

Apr 01 2010

Night Lights featuring Helen K. Garber, Bill Sosin, and Ginny Mangrum

DNJ Gallery, 154 1/2 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs froms March 15 through May 1.

"Night Lights" is a three-person exhibition featuring night photography byHelen K. Garber, Ginny Mangrum and Bill Sosin. The exhibition runs March 15 to  DNJ Gallery in Los Angeles. There will be a preview reception for the show on Saturday March 13th.

Helen K. Garber is known for her night urban landscapes taken in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Venice, Italy. For "Night Lights", Garber will exhibit new work from her "Venice/ Venezia" series of diptychs which juxtapose Venice, Italy and Venice Beach, CA. Her images are exhibited internationally and are in permanent collections of museums, private and corporate collections nationwide.

Ginny Mangrum will exhibit new work from her ongoing series, "Night Moves". In these photographs, Mangrum stresses the intensity of darkness as she moves throughout the night. She explores interior and exterior spaces, presence and absence of the human subject, and the tension that is created by her voyeuristic observation. Mangrum received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. She has exhibited her photography throughout California since 2003.

Bill Sosin's contribution to "Night Lights" consists of richly colored photographs capturing urban landscapes in the rain. Sosin's "City Rain" photographs describe the texture, shape, weight, and direction of raindrops at night as well as the twinkling luminescence of the streetlights, fluorescent lights, and storefronts behind the rain. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the Unites States and he has won many awards for his work including the International Lucie Award Official Selection in 2009 and the International Color Award from the Photography Masters Cup, among others

http://www.dnjgallery.net


            

            

Khastoo Gallery

Apr 01 2010

Aurelien Froment and Ryan Gander

Khatsoo Gallery 7556 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from March 30 through May 1.

During April we will be exhibiting the work of Aurelien Froment, and French artist based in Dublin, and Ryan Gander, a London-based artist.  They are doing a collaborative show of new work and will  include photography.  They are both conceptual artists who use photography actively in their practices.

You can read more about the artists here:

www.storegallery.co.uk/artists/froment/

www.lissongallery.com/#/artists/ryan-gander

http://www.khatsoo.com


©Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

©Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

MOCA @ Pacific Design Center

Apr 01 2010

Las Vegas Studio: Images From The Archives Of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown 

MOCA at The Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from  March 21 through October 6

In 1968, American architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, together with students from Yale University, made the city of Las Vegas the object of their study. Their findings, published in the 1972 book, Learning from Las Vegas, are legendary, extending the categories of the ordinary, the ugly, and the social into architecture. Offering great insight into the creation of this groundbreaking publication, Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown presents original research materials from the archives of Venturi Scott Brown Associates, including over 80 photographs and a selection of films shot during the authors' research that were a crucial aspect of their architectural study. Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown is curated by Martino Stierli and Hilar Stadler in collaboration with artist Peter Fischli. MOCA's presentation, organized by MOCA Curator Philipp Kaiser, follows presentations at Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland; Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany; and Yale School of Architecture, Connecticut.

Las Vegas Studio: Images From the Archive of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown is organized by The Museum im Bellpark, Kriens.

MOCA's presentation is made possible by endowment support from The Ron Burkle Endowment for Architecture and Design Programs. Generous support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

http://www.moca.org


Museum of Latin American Art

Apr 01 2010

Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005)

Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Admission: $ 9.00, Seniors $ 6.00, Students $ 6.00. MOLAA Members FREE, Children under 12 years FREE

Curated and organized by MOLAA, Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005) is the first survey exhibition to be presented in the Los Angeles area of Latin American photography and photo-based art generated between 1990 and 2005. Organized around four themes of investigation—Subliminal Structures, Embodied Identities, Staged Irony and The Individual & Social Violence—the exhibition explores the artist’s personally-charged response to local and global issues grounded in the contemporary Latin American experience. Over 75 works created by 35 artists from the four regions of Latin America (Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean) range from traditional photography, to manipulated digital photography, installations, light-boxes and photo-based art. The broad experimentation of the art forms play with the viewers imagination and challenge stereotypical norms.

Selected artists include: Alexander Apóstol, Alexandre Arrechea, Jaime Ávila, Aziz+Cucher, Mario Cravo Neto, Milagros de la Torre, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Daniela Edburg, Carlos Garaicoa, Nelson Garrido, Luis González Palma, Alfredo Jaar, Jonathan Harker, Natalia Iguiñez, Marcos López, Teresa Margolles, Luis Molina Pantin, Ronald Morán, Vik Muniz, Oscar Muñoz, Gabriel Orozco, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Tatiana Parcero, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Manuel Piña, Liliana Porter, Rosangela Renno, Miguel Río Branco, Daniela Rosell, Graciela Sacco, Melanie Smith, Gerardo Suter, Víctor Vázquez, among others

www.molaa.org


           

           

The Getty Center

Apr 01 2010

A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Admission: FREE, Parking $15 or Free after 5pm

Exhibition runs through June 6.

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center.

Frederick H. Evans (English, 1853–1943) began pursuing photography in the mid-1880s. Focusing on architecture, he paid particular attention to medieval cathedrals in England and France. His images of York Minster and Ely Cathedral are among the most renowned architectural renderings in the history of photography. He attempted to capture what he called "a record of an emotion," by invoking the potent symbolism of these awe-inspiring spaces. These photographs and other cathedral subjects are displayed alongside rarely seen landscapes of the English countryside and intimate portraits of the artist's family and friends, including writer George Bernard Shaw and artist Aubrey Beardsley. 

http://www.getty.edu


         

         

The Getty Center

Apr 01 2010

Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Admission: FREE, Parking $15 or Free after 5pm

Exhibition runs through June 6.

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

Highlighting images by three contemporary photographers—each of whom implements a panoramic viewpoint to examine a specific urban environment—this exhibition explores the essential rhythms of three cities while showing the range of technologies used by photographic artists today. Catherine Opie (American, born 1961) created inkjet prints from scans of 7x17-inch negatives of the mini-malls that characterize Los Angeles's automobile culture. Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (Taiwanese, born 1977) digitally combined color film negatives into seamless inkjet prints for his Habitat 7 project, which traces the route of the New York subway from Queens to Manhattan. By layering hand-cut chromogenic prints made in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, during the summer solstice, Soo Kim (American, born South Korea, 1969) achieved the three-dimensional effect of a semitransparent city.

http://www.getty.edu


Venice/Venezia

Apr 01 2010

Night Lights: Venice/Venezia

DNJ Gallery - 154½ N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

Exhibit runs from March 15 through May 1.

I was mesmerized with this sepia-toned photograph and dreamed about visiting Italy, especially Venezia as soon as possible. It seemed so exotic -- the magnificent colonnades of the palace, the quiet open space of the piazza, and the elegant costumes travelers wore in the 1920's.

I brought that photograph with me when I moved to California. It adorned a wall of every place I lived. We moved to Ocean Park (Santa Monica) which is right next door to Venice, California. This Venice of America would be the only Venice I would experience until my early 50's.

In the meantime, I have had a studio in Venice, California since 1995. I read all that I could about Abbott Kinney and his Venice of America. Much had changed since the turn-of-the-century, but there still remained a few canals, and a small handful of buildings with colonnades. I photographed the colonnades and used the image for my business card. I left the graffiti that was scratched on one column to define that the photo was taken in Venice rather than Italy's living museum. The architecture seemed so magnificent, that I couldn't imagine that a single stroke of graffiti would ever be allowed to remain on any structure within the boundaries of the city.

It took an invitation to show my work at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2006 to finally visit Venezia. As we approached by boat, the first site of Venice was dazzling. I was truly surprised though when we disembarked. To get to our flat, we had to move through crowded corridors amongst throngs of tourists wearing shorts and T-shirts. My dream was shattered, as the crowd appeared no different than one would encounter on a Saturday, on Ocean Front Walk, at Venice Beach. Litter and graffiti were everywhere. The pigeons were just as disgusting as their California counterparts.

Fortunately for my husband and myself, I am a photographer who specializes in night urban landscapes. We explored Venezia after most of the tourists had returned to the safety and familiarity of their cruise ship, bus or hotel room. Only like-minded travelers remain on the streets after dark. Venezia, like Venice is given back to its residents as soon as night falls.

The Vernissage of the Biennale was magically staged outside the Arsenale. My light silk coat billowed out from the warm wind. A jazz band played as the champagne freely flowed. On other nights, we listened to great music in sparsely populated piazzas and enjoyed wonderful meals in outlying neighborhoods. We explored the canals under a full moon guided by a friend in his boat. The songs of the gondoliers echoed throughout the rooms of our flat.

And so, the romantic vision that came from a lifetime of viewing that photograph from 1922 finally came to life.


(c) David Hume Kennerly

(c) David Hume Kennerly

If Only O.J. Had Called Me...

Apr 01 2010

If Only O.J. Had Called Me...

Frank Pictures Gallery - Bergamot Station A-5 2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs through April 3.

"Thousands of people pass through the White House every year, and some of them are lucky enough to meet the President. If you're a celebrity the chances are good that you will. O.J. Simpson was one of the lucky ones, and brought his family along to meet a plaid-clad President Ford in the Cabinet Room in the summer of 1976 (with wife Marguerite, daughter Arnelle and son Jason who appears underwhelmed by the experience). This photo apparently was a prized O.J. posession, and was at the center of a Las Vegas heist in which he tried to recover his own memorabilia at the point of a gun. If O.J.. Simpson had just called me instead of jacking his own memorabilia he might not be in the slammer today. I would have given him a copy of the ohoto, and surrendered it without a fight! Simspon received a 33-year sentence in 2008 for the robbery, but could be out in 2017 if he plays his cards right." - David Hume Kennerly


Tony Duran: D.I.F

Apr 01 2010

Tony Duran: D.I.F

Guy Hepner Gallery - 300 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood CA 90048

Admission: FREE

In an industry that all focus goes to those in front of the camera, it is rare to catch a glimpse of someone responsible for creating those iconic images, Tony Duran. You have seen his images on countless magazine and album covers, campaigns, and editorials.

Touted as ‘the most famous non-famous photographer in the world’ Duran has photographed a virtual who’s who of the Hollywood and fashion set. Duran’s gift is the ability to bring out the sexual side of his subjects sans any inkling towards vulgarity.

There is a sexual ambiguity in Duran’s images that is not achieved through the castration of his subject, but through visual heightening what is truly sensual about the object in front of his lens.

Male and female are treated as the same erotic landscape. It is an intoxicating mix that sends celebrity to new visual heights (one look at Duran’s ten year photographic relations with Jennifer Lopez will show you that.) A model’s career takes the fast track to the top after a stint in front of Duran’s lens. I will be the first to vouch for that. I was one of the lucky models. Years of being a very willing subject in front of Duran’s camera has earned me the right to turn the spotlight on the man that in his own words is part shrink, part clown, part seductor and part devil. Whatever it takes for him to lay down the film that sends people’s hormones racing.

Case Study of Cindy Crawford is Tony Duran's first curated body of work to be released as fine art. Available in extremely small limited editions, the study documents an intimate shoot between the sitter and photographer. Sensual and provocative simultaneously, Case Study of Cindy Crawford exhibits a photographer at the height of his abilities, extracting the most from his subject against a carefully crafted backdrops and settings. Tony Duran D.I.F. announces himself as "The Most Famous Non-Famous Photographer in the World".

http://guyhepner.com/


                                               

                                               

4 X 14: Uncommon Imagery

Apr 01 2010

4 X 14: Uncommon Imagery - An Exhibition of New Work from 14 Southern California Photographers

The Julia Dean Gallery - 801 Ocean Front Walk. Studio 8, Venice, CA 90291

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from March 20 through May 28.

4 X 14: Uncommon Imagery is a group show featuring the work of Southern California photographers who have been developing their unique and personal visions in contemporary photography. Explorers, dreamers, perfectionists, voyeurs - photographers can be perceived in different ways, but passionate is perhaps the feature that characterizes them the best. Without passion their work could never see the light of success or have an unparalleled place in the contemporary art world. 

Members of the group have exhibited nationwide and have had work published in JPG, File, Silvershotz, PDN, Communication Arts, Eyemazing, Black and White, Light Leaks, Shots, and other magazines. These emerging photographers bring their unique sensibilities to this exhibition, each showcasing four connected images that reflect the broad range of photography today.  
  
Photographic mediums represented at 4 X 14: Uncommon Imagery range from digital color, Polaroid, photo illustration, color and black and white film. The diversity of styles and subject matter combine to create an exhibit that not only showcases the abilities of emerging artists, but also encourages audiences to interact with 56 new artistic visions.

Featured Artists: Judy Ann Hoffman, Tod Stern, Nancy Baron, Michael Kirchoff, Gerhard Clausing, Gray Malin, Laurie McCormick, Linda Morrow, Aline Smithson, Cathy Immordino, and Rebecca Gaal.


                                              © Evelyn Hofer

                                              © Evelyn Hofer

Evelyn Hofer

Apr 01 2010

Evelyn Hofer - RoseGallery

RoseGallery - 2525 Michigan Ave G5 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009) began work as a photographer in the mid 1940’s after fleeing from her native Germany and beginning a tutelage under two Swiss photographers. With her superb eye for color, her fine ability as a portrait photographer and as an artistic innovator, it is no wonder she has been described by Hilton Kramer as "one of the most accomplished living masters of the medium.”  Her recent exhibition at the Hague, Netherlands, in 2006 was a long-overdue review of her artistic legacy, and followed the release of her first comprehensive monograph released by Steidl in 2004.


Legends of Jazz Photography

Apr 01 2010

Legends of Jazz Photography

Fahey/Klein Gallery - 148 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

Legends of Jazz Photography Opening Reception for Herman Leonard.

Also featuring work of William Gottlieb and William Claxton.


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Ere Is My Head

Apr 01 2010

Ere Is My Head

Eighth Veil - 7174 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: FREE

Exhibit runs from March 26 though May 31.

“All those young photographers who are at work in the world, determined upon the capture of actuality, do not know that they are agents of Death…With the Photograph we enter into flat Death.”*

Ere Is My Head, brings together 18 selected works by the artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili. In this series, Ms. Meskhishvili embraces Roland Barthes’ notion of flat Death, the idea of the photograph as fugitive testimony. Through techniques such as collage and abstraction as well as chance elements, Alexi-Meskhishvili’s photographs—as mortal and fallible representations of what has been and what will cease to be after the click of the camera—at once embody the death that their subjects are bound for, while maintaining a tilt towards the luminous, the internal and the beautiful aspects of memory.

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and studied photography at Bard College in New York. She has exhibited in galleries internationally, and has contributed to publications such as Bidoun, Capricious Magazine, and Fantom. She currently lives in Berlin and runs a weekly photo blog called L’ART J’AIME PAS. (ketuta.blogspot.com). This is her first solo exhibition.

*Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida


How We Live

Apr 02 2010

How We Live

Casitas Studios - 3229 Casitas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039

Admission:

How We Live features over 40 large prints suspended by an intricate tensile network of wires which draw the viewer into the lives of the people depicted and which represent the larger issues of societal connectedness or increasing disconnect. Expressly grouped and choreographed, the arrayed field of images frame strategic perspectives that are meant to invoke a different perception, directing one through a visual and emotional progression conveying each subject’s story. Along with the still images, multimedia projection screens are integrated adding an element of further discovery as the viewer comes upon images in the suspended field which are not merely still but rather moving and alive. How We Live is conceived as an experience demanding the viewer to delve into the lives of those photographed. Here, the people and places captured in the photographs are emphasized, employing the same gravity as the exhibit go-er and occupying the same place and time. This new understanding of a shared relationship between the photographs and its audience eliminates the notion of voyeurism and fosters the development of a mutual cause, eradicating any preconceived ideas of ‘us’ and ‘them’.

Friday April 2, 7pm to 10pm

Saturday April 10 6pm to 10pm

Sunday April 18 6pm to 9pm

For more information please contact info@howwelive.org.


Running White Dear, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967. Copyright Paul Caponigro, courtesy of the Peter Fetterman Gallery

Running White Dear, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967. Copyright Paul Caponigro, courtesy of the Peter Fetterman Gallery

Peter Fetterman Gallery

Apr 03 2010

Paul Caponigro: Landscapes/Still Lives 

Peter Fetterman Gallery 2525 Michigan Ave #A7 Santa Monica CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from April 3 through Jun 26.

Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned as one of America’s most significant master photographers. When he was thirteen, he began to explore the world around him with his camera and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly fifty years. He is currently regarded as one of America’s foremost landscape photographers. Acclaimed for his spiritually moving images of Stonehenge and other Celtic megaliths of England and Ireland, Caponigro has more recently photographed the temples, shrines and sacred gardens of Japan. Caponigro also inspires viewers with glimpses of deep, mystical woodland of his New England haunts. He approaches nature receptively, preferring to utilize an intuitive focus rather that merely arranging or recording forms and surface details. Music has always been an essential aspect of his life. Although he shifted from the piano to photography early in his artistic career, he remains a dedicated pianist and believes his musical training and insight contributes significantly to his photographic imagery. In his photographs the visual ‘silence’ becomes as tangible as ‘sound’. Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in most history of photography texts and contemporary art museums.

http://www.peterfetterman.com


Xto Nude Image Awards Winners

Apr 03 2010

Xto Nude Image Awards Winners

Robert Berman Gallery - 2525 Michigan Avenue, D5 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from April 1 through April 7.

The Grand and 2nd Prize winners for photography and illustration in this international online competition will receive $2000/$1000 and be announced at the winners celebration April 3, 2010 7pm-10pm.  The first and second runners up will be showcased in the gallery and run through April 7th.  Winners were chosen from among more than 1,000 pieces of work submitted from 53 countries.

Xto Nude Image Awards offers photographers and illustrators from around the world the opportunity to submit their work and be judged by esteemed editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, art collectors, consultants, creative directors and art directors.  Through this online competition, the organization’s mission is to acknowledge and promote visual artists whose work is primarily inspired by the human form. 

www.x.to


Playground

Apr 03 2010

Playground

Robert Berman Gallery - 2525 Michigan Avenue, D5 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Exhibit runs from April 3 through May 5.

As the artists’ first foray into the world of living geometry, the photographs of Playground play with primary shapes and their literal and symbolic relationship to human subjects and the natural world.  In these highly-designed panoramic pictures, Charbonneau and French stray away from the emotionally driven narrative that characterized their previous series, Massillon, to create visual poetry through experiments with proportion, distance, and repetition.  

Each picture begins with the artists’ intervention into a found landscape or surface through the decisive placement of objects such as large monochromatic spheres. From there, a scenario is performed which transforms the shapes into effigies of mystery, devotion, and superstition.  Fanciful female characters return in Playground, but their diminutive figures are set upon sweeping and stark landscapes as if in a play-space one might comfortably reach into and rearrange on a whim.  The spheres to which their attention is often transfixed become reminders of the planetary system which envelops them and perhaps the eternal desire to render it in a familiar plane. 

Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French met in 2004 have been exhibiting together since 2006.  Their work has been featured in art fairs both internationally and stateside and is currently traveling in a major exhibition of photographs titled The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography.  This exhibition, curated by Dr. Cynthia Goodman opened at the New Orleans museum of art in 2009 and is accompanied by a monograph.  Both artists live and work in Los Angeles.


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The Getty Center

Apr 06 2010

In Focus: Tasteful Pictures

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Admission: FREE, Parking $15

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

Photographers have been enticed by the subject of food since the earliest years of the medium. Drawn exclusively from the Museum's collection, this selection of more than 20 works highlights important technological and aesthetic developments, including bountiful still life compositions, innovative close-ups and photograms, and documentary studies. Among the photographers featured are Roger Fenton, Adolphe Braun, Edward Weston, Bill Owens, Martin Parr, and Taryn Simon. Exhibition runs from Apr 6th through Aug 22nd, 2010

http://www.getty.edu


PDN Emerging 30

Apr 08 2010

PDN Emerging 30

Clark | Oshin Gallery at the Icon - 5450 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

Photo District News magazine’s PDN’s 30, Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, is a look at up-and-coming photographers from around the world and is published annually in PDN's March issue.

PDN’s 30 is sponsored by Kodak, Sony and ASMP, and graciously printed and hosted by The Icon.


On | Pause - Photography in the Creative Work Spaces of Commcercial Production Houses

Apr 09 2010

On | Pause - Photography in the Creative Work Spaces of Commercial Production Houses

S/W/A/Y Studio - 3535 Hayden Ave 4th Fl Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: FREE with RSVP to rsvp@kentcollective.com

A Night of Seduction featuring the work of Dean Karr and Mark Edward Harris' Anatomy of a Playboy Centerfold.


© Pieter Hugo, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

© Pieter Hugo, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Apr 10 2010

Pieter Hugo

Shoshana Wayne Gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue, B1 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from April 10 through May 22.

Pieter Hugos series Nollywood portrays archetypal characters from the third largest film industry in the world, “Nollywood” in Nigeria. Nollywood films, with narratives rooted in local symbolic imagery, lean toward the macabre and melodramatic and are an example of self representation in African culture. Using local actors to recreate scenes and characters inspired by the films, the artist produces intense portraits on the border between documentary and fiction.

Pieter Hugo received the 2008 Discovery Award at the Rencontres d Arles Festival and the 2008 KLM Paul Huf Award. A book featuring work from the series Nollywood was published by Prestel in 2009. Hugo was born in South Africa in 1976 and currently lives near Cape Town.

The reception will be on April 10th from 5pm to 7pm

http://www.shoshanawayne.com


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In Association with The Loft at Liz's

Apr 10 2010

Diversity in Development

The Loft at Liz's - 453 S. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

Diversity in Development will be the first show dedicated to photography at The Loft. The show will be focused on the various methods that photographers Amanda Kelly-Konya, Aline Smithson, Jad Najjar,  Gwen Samuels, Mike Saijo, Willa Mamet, Paul Papanek and Franklin Londin use to develop and present their work.

The styles of photography and development range from complex digital 3-D imagery in self illuminated contraptions to the most traditional and fundamental form photography taken with film and developed by hand in a dark room. Themes of the photographs explore issues such as the environment, light and form, repetition and cinema.

Opening Reception April 10, 7pm to 10pm.

Miracle Mile Artwalk Kick-Off Event:

Diversity in Development Artist Talk and Luncheon April 17, 1pm to 2:30pm.

www.theloftatlizs.com


Image: Garry Winogrand, Cheerleaders from “Women are Beautiful” portfolio, c. 1969-70; gelatin silver print, edition 22 of 80. Collection of Orange County Museum of Art; gift of Bunny Freidus. Copyright: The Estate of

Image: Garry Winogrand, Cheerleaders from “Women are Beautiful” portfolio, c. 1969-70; gelatin silver print, edition 22 of 80. Collection of Orange County Museum of Art; gift of Bunny Freidus. Copyright: The Estate of

Orange County Museum of Art

Apr 11 2010

15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol

Orange County Museum of Art 850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach, California 92660

Admission: Adults $12, Students $10, Children Free

Exhibiton runs from Apr 11 through October 3.

Featuring more than 150 works primarily from the Orange County Museum of Art’s significant collection of photography, 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol explores a diverse range of portraits from early modernism through contemporary practices. Since the beginning of photography, portraits have captured the well-known as well as the anonymous. With a title that refers to Andy Warhol’s famous prediction that everyone can have their own “15 minutes of fame,” this exhibition includes early modern portraits, photographs of artists and celebrities from the 1930s to the 1960s, photojournalistic images from the 1960s, and contemporary portraiture such as the landmark photographic portfolios Women are Beautiful (c. 1960–1970) by Garry Winogrand and Tulsa (1980) by Larry Clark. In conjunction with this exhibition, a participatory installation: Photo Op will be installed in the OCMA Snyder Gallery where visitors can take and post photographs of themselves in the gallery, becoming an extension of the exhibition.

http://www.ocma.net


Rightsizing Narrative

Apr 11 2010

Meg Madison - Rightsizing Narrative

Kristi Engle Gallery - 5002 York Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90042

Admission: FREE

Exhibit runs from March 20 through April 24.

Through both photographic and narrative fragmentation, artist Meg Madison exposes the difficulty in identifying and differentiating between the factual and the fictional, questioning our definitions of both. Through black and white photos developed in the darkroom-diptychs made up of a documentary photo and a composed tableau, Madison elicits imagined relationships between the two and narratives that viewers can interpret in them.

Artist Conversation Sunday April 11 at 2pm.

Closing reception April 24, 4pm to 6pm.

http://www.kristienglegallery.com/MADRIG_index.html


Robert Buelteman - The Evolutionary Image

Apr 15 2010

Robert Buelteman - The Evolutionary Image

A&I Photographic - 933 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038

Admission: Free with RSVP to events@aandi.com

Exhibit runs from April 15 through June 21.

Distinguished photographer Robert Buelteman will be giving a lecture titled "The Evolutionary Image" on his technique of "cameraless photography". At the reception following Buelteman's talk he will be signing copies of his new book Signs of Life, released by A&I Books. Sales benefit Friends of El Far


A Retrospective on the work of Robert Stivers

Apr 15 2010

A Retrospective on the work of Robert Stivers

voila! gallery art for the modern eye - 518 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE

A retrospective on the work of photographer Robert Stivers.

Stivers' life as a dancer was abruptly thrown to a halt when he suffered a traumatic back injury, shifting his artistic focus to choreography, and then ultimately to photography.

During his prolific photography career, his work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide, including a recent show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Four monographs have been published of his photographs. And, his work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Museum, among others.

"The dance he proposes and encourages throughout his work is not merely a dance of the eye-not uncommon in engaging with photographs- but an imaginary dance of the whole body".
A.D. Coleman, Photography Critic, AG Magazine


© Anthony Friedkin

© Anthony Friedkin

The Art of Music Photography

Apr 15 2010

The Art of Music Photography

drkrm/gallery/west - 729 Montana Avenue, Suite 2 Santa Monica, CA 90403

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from April 15 through May 15.

drkrm/gallery/west is pleased to announce it first show, ever!  In the tradition of the original East Side drkrm/gallery, which is now expanding to the Westside, this sister gallery is premiering it inaugaural show for  2010, The Art of Music Photography, a group show retrospective of fine art  Rock & Roll and Music photographs. The exhibition features rarely seen Michael Jackson photos on the set of the never released film "Ghost" by Anthony Friedkin;  Ethan Russells 1968 portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Cecil Beatons portraits of Mick Jagger on the set of the film "Performance," Travis Shinns recent photographs of Morrissey and Marilyn Manson; classic images of Bob Marley from the 1980s by Neville Garrick; Paul Zones photo of KISS playing a small Queens NY club in 1973 in one of their first performances and a 1969 Grateful Dead concert in San Francisco photographed by Ryan Herz. plus many more


i Spy With My Plastic Eye

Apr 16 2010

i Spy With My Plastic Eye

5th And Sunset Studios - 12322 Exposition Blvd West Los Angeles, CA  90064

Admission: FREE

i Spy With My Plastic Eye, is a group exhibition visualized by photographer, Astor Morgan.  The exhibit, brought to life by A&I, is a testament to the unique qualities of toy cameras.  Each artist approached their imagery with a singular voice, using a variety of film types, techniques, and cameras.  The photographs in this exhibit speak of gesture, of time passing, of simplicity and complexity, allowing for a wide range of expression.  And all of this magic has been captured through an inexpensive plastic lens, part of an inexpensive plastic camera that inspires discovery and serendipity.

The i Spy With My Plastic Eye exhibit will be on display at 5th and Sunset Studios.  Available for viewing April 1st to April 30 by appointment only by calling 310.979.0212.  Books will be available with a "foreword" by Aline Smithson.  Proceeds of book and print sales benefit www.weSpark.org.

Artist's reception and book signing April 16, 8pm to 11pm


Apr 17 2010

Miracle Mile Art Walk and Artist Talks

Admission: FREE

PRESENTED BY: MID CITY WEST COMMUNITY COUNCIL, GREATER WILSHIRE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, LACMA, FUSICOLOGY, AND BEAR FLAG WINE.In addition to all galleries being open on Saturday April 17, the galleries listed on this page are holding receptions or special MMAW functions during or after regular business hours.

AFTERNOON HOST GALLERY 

1pm to 2pm The Loft at Lizs 453 S. La Brea Ave. enter through Lizs Antique Hardware “Diversity in Development”  Photography Exhibition during MOPLA Luncheon and Photographers talk. RSVP is required, please send to: jason@theloftatlizs.com. The Loft at Lizs will be collecting donations for Doctors Without Borders. 100% sent to the DWB Haiti Relief Fund.

2pm to 4pm Country Club Projects  805 S. Genesee Ave. Buck House by R.M. Schindler  Current exhibition: Fritz Chestnut “Peak and Flow.”

2pm Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)  5814 Wilshire Blvd. Style and Identity, People or Place: The Case for Lakai Suzanis A Lecture by Jeff Spurr, Islamic and Middle East Specialist and Textile Collector FREE. Please RSVP to rsvp@cafam.org or (323) 937.4230 x50. Program sponsored by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, Inc.

2pm to 4pm Korean Cultural Center 5505 Wilshire Blvd. Panel discussion for “Art is me, Art is you” A Performance Public Art project in LA, Saturday April 24.

2:30pm Fahey/Klein Gallery 148 North La Brea Ave. Gallerist, David Fahey will give a talk and tour of the gallery and backrooms.

2pm to 5pm Tobey Moss  Fine Art 7321 Beverly Blvd. Bonnie Stone’s  Balabustahs  Watercolor paintings and Peter Krasnow’s Idiosyncrasies  Demountable sculptures, Paintings and Lithographs.

Peter Mendenhall Gallery 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Space 8. An exhibition of recent works by Albert Contreras.

3pm to 4pm  Ann 330 Gallery 7319 Beverly Blvd, suite 4.

4pm Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Educator guided tour of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, BCAM (details pending).

4:50pm DNJ GALLERY 154½ N. La Brea Ave. “Night Lights” 5pm Photographers talk given by Helen Garber. Gallery participating in Month of Photography Los Angeles, with a group exhibition featuring work by the following artists: Helen K. Garber, Ginny Mangrum, Bill Sosin.

5pm to 5:30pm CAFAM 5814 Wilshire Blvd.  Director Walk Through of: The Fools Journey: The History and Symbolism of the Tarot.

EVENING HOST GALLERY 

6pm reception Voila! Art For the Modern Eye 518 N. La Brea Ave. Retrospective on the work of photographer, Robert Stiver. Participating in Month of Photography Los Angeles.

6pm Creative Photography Workshop and Gallery  6022 Wilshire Blvd. 6 to 10 opening reception.

6:45pm Sophia Louisa PGLA  5412 Wilshire Blvd. 7:00 pm  Artist discussion with Michael Kalish and his exhibition "The Repurposed Auto".

AFTER PARTIES 

6pm to 10pm Lawrence Asher Gallery  5820 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 100 6pm Opening Reception: Christopher L. Mercier   “Color {Space} Form”  After party 7pm to 10pm. 

7pm to 10pm Edward Cella Art + Architecture  6018 Wilshire Blvd. Exhibition on view "Intimacies/Intimismos", at 7:30pm Mary Heebner will give an artist closing reception and after party to follow.

7pm to 10pm American Rag Cie  150 S La Brea Ave. After party featuring the Art Work of Miles Regis.


Translight Photography Center Open House

Apr 17 2010

Staff Exhibition

Translight Photography Center - 618 Moulton Ave Ste E Los Angeles, CA 90031

Admission:

Translight Photography Center will be exhibiting two local Los Angeles photographers Michael Gotz and Christine Caldwell on April 17th & 18th,  2010 11am-6pm in conjunction with The Brewery Artwalk.  The Brewery Art Community adjacent to Downtown LA  is considered to be the world's largest live/work art colony, accommodating well over 1200 artist and art-related businesses. 

http://www.translightcolors.com/


Age Looks at Aging

Apr 17 2010

Age Looks at Aging

The Gardens of Santa Monica - 851 Second St. Santa Monica, CA 90403

Admission: FREE

What if we could transform the conversation about aging in pictures?

The answer is that we are; and in a very significant way.
   
The idea is really simple, have older folks document their own experience of aging,  in photography, writing and interviews.  In all of the extensive literature on aging, no one has ever asked older people, in such an extensive and organized way, to document their own experience of it.  With the sponsorship of Samys Camera and Nikon, Brian Braff, a California based portrait and celebrity photographer, provided cameras, tape recorders, and support in two assisted living communities in Santa Monica, California, for a project that is now going worldwide

The photographs, recorded interviews and writings in this show were all contributed by senior citizens whose average age is over ninety.  Many had never taken a photo before, but they wanted to tell us what their lives are like, and we are now privileged to see the world through their eyes.

In their contributions to Age Looks at Aging the conversation on aging is being powerfully transformed, adding  at long last  the voices of those who are most knowledgeable and affected by it.


Pictures on Pico

Apr 21 2010

Pictures on Pico

Bloom Cafe - 5544 Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019

Admission:

Exhibition runs from April 9 through July.

Reception on April 21.

From La Brea to Fairfax, portraits of business owners, friends and familiar faces on Pico Blvd.


Apr 24 2010

Fresh Take

Pier 59 Studios - 2415 Michigan Avenue (off Cloverfield Boulevard) Santa Monica, Ca 90404

Admission: FREE

Fresh Take showcases the personal and meaningful work of photographers, most of whom are without gallery representation or for whom representation is of a mostly commercial context. Fresh Take offers the general public, galleries, and collectors an innovative and engaging format in which to access, purchase, and engage with the work alongside its creator. The exhibiting photographers are handpicked by a professional jury of influential members of the photographic arts community, and run the gamut from the highly visionary and adept to the dedicated and undeniably talented novice.


© Jeff Antebi

© Jeff Antebi

© Jeff Antebi

© Jeff Antebi

© Jeff Antebi

© Jeff Antebi

In Association with LACMA.

Apr 24 2010

Jeff Antebi - Haiti: Before 1.21.10

Creative Photography Workshops - 6020 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: FREE with RSVP to Haiti.RSVP@gmail.com

An open reception will be held for the public on Saturday, April 24.

In addition, a special evening will be hosted by KCRW's Garth Trinidad on May 1.

Exhibition runs from April 25 through May 9.

"To view Jeff Antebi's portraits of Haitians, taken only months before the devastating earthquake, provides valuable insight into the depth and character of Haiti's people. The sense of commitment and compassion he brings to bear on his subjects reaffirms photography's power to inform and inspire, at a time when Haiti's challenges remain great," - Edward Robinson, Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept. of LACMA

Proceeds will benefit the Haiti relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of International Medical Corps, a humanitarian, nonprofit organization which provides medical training and assistance to local populations worldwide.  Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance

“We are tremendously grateful to LACMA’s Edward Robinson and Jeff Antebi for bringing these images of Haitian people and their lives to the Los Angeles community. Their efforts will go a long way in helping us provide life-saving assistance to Haitians as they work to recover and rebuild,” said Nancy Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps.

Jeff Antebi is a photographer who blends war and conflict with art and journalism.  He tells his stories from a compelling perspective, covering an array of provocative places including elections and war in Afghanistan, despair and chaos in Haiti, brutal drug cartel slayings in Juarez, a bloody insurgency in South Thailand, Brazil’s notorious illegal favela slums, and the living conditions for Roma gypsies in the Casilino 900 refugee camp.  He was the first photographer ever exhibited by the acclaimed StolenSpace Gallery in London, home to Shephard Fairey, D*Face and Pete Fowler, among others.  He’s recently been featured by NPR, Rolling Stone and GOOD Magazine. Antebi is also the founder of Waxploitation, where he developed the careers of multiple Grammy Award winning artists including Gnarls Barkley and Danger Mouse, and more recently the band Broken Bells as well as Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration between filmmaker David Lynch, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse.


Fresh Fairs

Apr 24 2010

Fresh Fairs

Pier 59 Studios - 2415 Michigan Avenue (off Cloverfield Boulevard) Santa Monica, Ca 90404

Admission: FREE

Fresh fairs features photography exhibitors through Fresh Take.

FT showcases the personal and meaningful work of photographers, most of whom are without gallery representation or for whom representation is of a mostly commercial context. Fresh Take offers the general public, galleries, and collectors an innovative and engaging format in which to access, purchase, and engage with the work alongside its creator. The exhibiting photographers are handpicked by a professional jury of influential members of the photographic arts community, and run the gamut from the highly visionary and adept to the dedicated and undeniably talented novice.

Fresh Fairs features conversations and dialogues through Fresh Dialogues.

Through innovative and inspired dialogues photographers, community, experts, and the public engage with each other to inform, inspire, and invigorate one another. Fresh Dialogues will take place during exhibition hours.


© Jeffrey Aaronson

© Jeffrey Aaronson

Driving Desire

Apr 24 2010

Driving Desire

Fabrik Projects - 912 E. 3rd Street, Studio 204 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: FREE

Exhibition runs from April 24 through May 11.

Artist will be in attendance.

Wine sponsored by Fancifull.

In Los Angeles, driving is a daily prayer, a morning renewal. Twice a day it is the space between home and work. For some, driving can be Zen, a time of control, solitude and power, a meditative state that can only be achieved behind the wheel. For others, driving is a time filled with anger, anxiety, fear and loathing to be avoided at all costs. The freeways, structures designed and built like rivers of concrete, have become Los Angeles’ grand monuments.

This series deconstructs the omnipresent Los Angeles freeway system into its component parts, the built environment and the drivers that inhabit it. This work finds solitary drivers in unguarded moments as they speed toward an unknown destination. The color photographs are meant to feel similar to images of surveillance, voyeuristic moments with information that leads in many directions. Are these drivers experiencing transcendent moments or does the drive simply numb the senses, their blankness representing boredom. The idea of car as a second home, a place of privacy and comfort breaks down as we enter the occupant’s space.

These images examine the freeway through the structure of formal black and white landscape photography.  I intentionally used an extended shutter speed (up to 4 minutes) in order to allow the cars to move through the frame and disappear from the scene. For the images of drivers, I used a digital camera to capture people as they sped along, some with no destination, unaware they are being photographed in their private worlds. The color is meant to render the drivers in a cinematic style and transform them into an anonymous ‘everyman’ of the road.

http://www.fabrikprojects.com/exhibitions.html


On | Pause - Photography in the Creative Work Spaces of Commcercial Production Houses

Apr 26 2010

On | Pause - Photography in the Creative Work Spaces of Commcercial Production Houses

Prettybird - 1823 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE with RSVP to rsvp@kentcollective.com

Prettybird Photographers Retrospective of Photography.

Featuring the work of Mark Anderson, Daniel Arsenault, Rick Chapman, Jeremy Goldberg, Joe Hill, John Huba, Paul Hunter, Mike McGill, Michael Miller, David Prince, Jen Rosenstein, and Peggy Sirota.


Timeless; Composed and Arranged from Addis, Detroit and Recife. Photos by Eric Coleman and B+

Apr 28 2010

Timeless; Composed and Arranged from Addis, Detroit and Recife. Photos by Eric Coleman and B+

Mochilla - 4124 Verdugo Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065

Admission:

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla¹s unmistakable style.

Both B+ and Eric Coleman are photographers first. In this exhibit as part of MOPLA they will show a selection of photos that inspired the Concert Series.


© Eli Rubel

© Eli Rubel

© Eli Rubel

© Eli Rubel

Discovering Hope: Faces of the Holocaust

Apr 28 2010

Discovering Hope: Faces of the Holocaust

Hillel at UCLA - 574 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024

Admission: FREE, Parking is $10 at UCLA Lot #2

A 90 piece documenting the faces and stories of Holocaust survivors across the United States.


MOPLA Group Show LA

Apr 29 2010

MOPLA Group Show LA

Smashbox Studios - 8549 Higuera St Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: FREE with RSVP to groupshow@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA Group Show.

Featuring the selected photographers of Los Angeles.

Co-curated by Hossein Farmani of the Lucie Foundation and Dee DeLara of Smashbox Studios.


© Rebecca Gaal

© Rebecca Gaal

© Rebecca Gaal

© Rebecca Gaal

Presented by Julia Dean's JDP

Apr 30 2010

Rebecca Gaal - Mad World

Julia Dean's JDPW 801 Ocean Front Walk Venice, California 90291

Admission: FREE

April 30st to May 30th 2010

Opening Reception Friday April 30th 5-8pm    

Includes wine and goodies

Exhibition will share Gaal's journalism work from Nepal, Morocco, India and highlight Kolkata Rescue, an NGO situated in the slums of Kokata, India. 

Rebecca Gaal will also be showcasing two new book projects:

- Up High. Images of Everest, Annapurna  and most dreamt about locations.   

- Journey. Images of humanity from all walks of life.

www.Rebeccagaal.com


Transplants

Apr 30 2010

Transplants

THIS Gallery - 5906 N Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90042

Admission: FREE

THIS gallery presents Transplants.

Featuring the work from Adam Amengual, Aaron Farley, Amanda Friedman, Sian Kennedy, Liz Kuball, Chris McPherson, Scott Pommier, Ryan Schude, Emily Shure, Claire & Jeremy Weiss.

http://thislosangeles.com/