Bleicher/Golightly Gallery & Blue 5 Gallery

Mar 22 2011

Scapes

Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica) and Blue 5 Gallery (2935 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles)

Admission: Free

Opening reception (two locations and dates):

Bleicher/Golightly (Santa Monica): Saturday, April 2, 2011, 6pm-10pm

Blue 5 Gallery (West LA): Saturday, April 9, 2011, 6-10pm

Exhibit:

Bleicher/Golightly: March 22, 2011 - April 16, 2011

Blue 5: April 1, 2011 - May 4, 2011

In association with MOPLA, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery and Blue 5 Gallery present a two gallery exhibition of contemporary photography and paintings in the landscape tradition.  The exhibit features works that have strong roots in traditional landscape approaches, while pushing the genre into more subjective, conceptual and expressive territory.

 Scapes is a unique dialogue of photography and painting that reconciles contemporary and traditional aesthetics.  Many of the photographers employ approaches more common to painters, as can be seen in the mist of colors drifting over Jeff Alu’s haunting barren scenes.  In contrast painters, Danielle Eubank and Michelle Nielsen capture frozen moments in an environment more common to photography. David Skinner will for the first time combine elements of his sought after rural California scenes with his introspective personal series.

A comparison of photography and painting, the traditional and contemporary, the subject and the environment, Scapes promises to be both appealing and controversial to lovers and followers of each genre. The exhibit will take part across two galleries and a separate reception and events will be held at each gallery.

www.bluefivedesign.com

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Bloom, Jeff Crandell

Bloom, Jeff Crandell

Course Road, Jeff Crandell  

Course Road, Jeff Crandell

 

The Rose Cafe

Apr 01 2011

Jeff Crandell: Winning Sky

The Rose Cafe, 220 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291

Admission: Free

March 20, 2011-May 8, 2011

Conveying a sense of place is the prerequisite for Jeff Crandell's work as a location manager and scout but also the jumping off point for the photography in Winning Sky.  Crandell uses camera movements with a variety of slow shutter settings as a means to scratch through the surface of a landscape photograph and experience place on a more emotional level. Incorporating motion picture elements with stills allows him to create more of a narrative, which continues as the main focus of Crandell's photography.

Winning Sky is part one in a series of three geographic profiles of California that include Sea Levels and Liquid Earth.

www.photobistro.com/jeffreycrandell

www.scoutakes.com

 


            New Woment, Wang Qingsong, 2000

            New Woment, Wang Qingsong, 2000

   Can I Coorperate With You? Wang Qingsong, 2000

   Can I Coorperate With You? Wang Qingsong, 2000

I Am Chairman Mao's Red Guard, Hai Bo, 2000

I Am Chairman Mao's Red Guard, Hai Bo, 2000

No.1(1), Beijing, from the series Wedding Gown, Rong Rong, 2000

No.1(1), Beijing, from the series Wedding Gown, Rong Rong, 2000

Peking Opera, Self-Portrait, Liu Zheng, negative, 1997; print, 2005

Peking Opera, Self-Portrait, Liu Zheng, negative, 1997; print, 2005

Passage 5, from the series My Parents, Song Yongping, 1998 - 2001

Passage 5, from the series My Parents, Song Yongping, 1998 - 2001

Family tree (detail), Zhang Huan, 2000

Family tree (detail), Zhang Huan, 2000

Standard pose, Qiu Zhijie, 1997

Standard pose, Qiu Zhijie, 1997

The Getty

Apr 01 2011

Photography from New China Group Show

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free 

December 7th, 2010 - April 24th, 2011.

During the Cold War era following World War II, China was a closed society. The Cultural Revolution (1966–76) sought to destroy the artistic and intellectual heritage of centuries of imperial rule. Mao Zedong, the founder and longtime leader of the People's Republic of China, died in 1976. By 1980 his successor, Deng Xiaoping, had begun to pull back the curtain. However, China was still largely rural and poor, the Communist Party was omnipotent, censorship was severe, and artists remained under suspicion. The fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the uprising in Beijing's Tiananmen Square the same year caused further, more radical, change. Deng Xiaoping called for a new period of Reform and Opening.

In the past 20 years, China's economy has made huge strides to become the second largest in the world. The rapid transition has meant great progress in the way art is taught, made, and talked about in China's flourishing urban centers. Artists who went abroad to find freedom of expression have returned to establish studios and provide mentoring. In an effort perhaps to quiet rebellion and encourage tourism, the ever watchful state now furnishes space, such as the former factory that is now the arts complex 798 in Beijing.

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/new_china


The Getty Center

Apr 01 2011

Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free 

December 7, 2010–April 24, 2011

A pioneer war photographer, Beato recorded several conflicts: the Crimean War in 1855–56, the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny in 1858–59, the Second Opium War in 1860, and the American expedition to Korea in 1871. His photographs of battlefields, the first to show images of the dead, provided a new direction for that genre.

Catering to a Western audience, Beato produced an exceptionally diverse oeuvre: topographical and architectural views, including panoramas, as well as portraits and costume studies of the countries he visited or in which he resided. 

From Beato's series on domestic Japanese society, the full-length portrait shown here depicts the traditional armored costume of the samurai, the soldier of noble class who served the powerful rulers of Japan.

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/beato

 

 


                            Paul Nicklen, 2006

                            Paul Nicklen, 2006

            Patricia Lanza, 2006

            Patricia Lanza, 2006

             Michael Nichols, 1999

             Michael Nichols, 1999

            Donna & Stephen O'Meara, 2009

            Donna & Stephen O'Meara, 2009

            Clyde Butcher, 1991

            Clyde Butcher, 1991

The Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 01 2011

Extreme Exposure

The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free

December 23, 2010 - April 17, 2011.

Since the Photography Space opened over a year ago, one of its hallmarks has been the support and celebration of working photographers and the special interests they pursue. Each exhibit has showcased a wide range of techniques, styles and formats. For Extreme Exposure, the Photography Space collaborated with guest curatorial advisor Cristina Mittermeier, an award-winning photographer, conservationist and President of the International League of Conservation Photographers, to display a unique collection of alluring landscapes and intimate moments between artists and the wild creatures they capture in alarmingly close proximity.

Extreme Exposure will showcase photography by Clyde Butcher, Michael Nichols, Paul Nicklen and Donna & Stephen O’Meara.

http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org


            LA River, Mark Indig

            LA River, Mark Indig

          Unreal Reality, Aline Smithson

          Unreal Reality, Aline Smithson

            Salton Sea, Ken Haber

            Salton Sea, Ken Haber

            Hollywood, Larrie Brownstein

            Hollywood, Larrie Brownstein

              Dream Street, Douglas McCulloh

              Dream Street, Douglas McCulloh

The Terrell Moore Gallery

Apr 01 2011

LA MecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land

The Terrell Moore Gallery, 1221 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

April 1st, 2011-April 14th, 2011.

Opening reception: Friday, April 8th, 6:30-9:30pm.

In LA mecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land, five well-known Los Angeles photographers traverse the geographic and cultural boundaries that bisect Southern California, producing a poignant look at the lives of its inhabitants, the dreams they seek, and the realities they find. 

The promise of sunshine, escape, and opportunity have long made Los Angeles a Mecca where people come to find and live their dreams.  For the last century, the allure of Hollywood’s glamour and glitz and the chance for yet-to-be discovered stardom have inspired countless hopefuls to pack their bags and head west.  The attraction of blue skies and sunny days, the scent of orange blossoms mixed with ocean breezes, and the prospect of starting over have defined life in Southern California for decades.  But once here, dreams become elusive, morphing into the unexpected.  What’s behind the velvet curtain isn’t always the yellow brick road.

Features photography from Douglas McCulloh, Mark Indig, Larry Brownstein, Ken Haber, and Aline Smithson.

http://www.terrellmoore.net

 


         

         

                Steven Tyler, Larry Fink, 2004

                Steven Tyler, Larry Fink, 2004

                  Untitled, Larry Fink, 2001

                  Untitled, Larry Fink, 2001

                Natalia Vodianova, Larry Fink, 2007

                Natalia Vodianova, Larry Fink, 2007

Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper and Kid Rock, Larry Fink 2007

Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper and Kid Rock, Larry Fink 2007

LACMA

Apr 01 2011

Larry Fink: Hollywood, 2000–2009

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $10, Children Free

Resnick Pavilion

February 13, 2011–April 3, 2011

Protest marches, birthday parties, weddings, concerts, and political rallies—from blue collar to black tie, Larry Fink has photographed gatherings of every sort during his 40-year career. He is keenly attuned to the emotional vibrations that animate social events. Deploying basic capacities of photography—framing, flash, depth of field—he shows us gestures, textures, and fleeting expressions we would otherwise miss.

Fink is, among other things, a society photographer. But this does not mean he flatters the elite. Under contract with Vanity Fair from 2000 to 2009, Fink documented the magazine's annual Oscar-night party. The Academy Awards have always been equal parts ceremony and celebration; the very presence of Fink—who is neither paparazzo nor photojournalist—is just one indication of how the parties, and Hollywood culture, have evolved into the twenty-first century. Mainstream media coverage gives everyone a glimpse of glamour, but Fink provides a different kind of access. The revelation of Fink's society photographs is not that celebrities are superficial, but that their humanity is profound and complex.

http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibFink.aspx

 

 


Dressed as an Odalisque, Firooz Zahedi, 1976 

Dressed as an Odalisque, Firooz Zahedi, 1976 

LACMA

Apr 01 2011

Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $10, Children Free

Ahmanson Building, Level 4

February 26, 2011–June 12, 2011

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft. Iran provided an exotic and engaging locale for Taylor, a tireless global wanderer still at the height of her fame. For Zahedi, who had left Iran as a child, this was a reintroduction to his own country, which he experienced not only through the camera lens but through Taylor’s eyes. It was a remarkable journey for both as documented by Zahedi’s vivid photographs, shown together here for the first time. The pair traveled to the main tourist sites: ancient Persepolis, where the Tent City erected in 1971 for the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire was still standing, Shiraz home of poetry and wine, and Isfahan renowned for its beautiful tile-clad buildings. Grouped in narrative fashion, the images depict people and places with the actress as tourist but one so iconic that she is never anonymous even wrapped in a chador. In the Isfahan bazaar, Taylor was attracted to and purchased a traditional tribal outfit. Dressed in this colorful costume and in full make-up, the film star posed as an Oriental odalisque, an especially suitable persona for one who was herself a male fantasy. Though Zahedi was to photograph Taylor many times in the years following their Iran trip, none are as personal, candid, or creative as these unique images.

www.lacma.org

 


Jeune Homme, Pattes D'elephant, Avec Sacoche et Montre, Malick Sidibé, 1977

Jeune Homme, Pattes D'elephant, Avec Sacoche et Montre, Malick Sidibé, 1977

Portrait de Miss Kanté Sira, Malick Sidibé, 1965

Portrait de Miss Kanté Sira, Malick Sidibé, 1965

Regardez moi!, Malick Sidibé, 1962/2010

Regardez moi!, Malick Sidibé, 1962/2010

M+B

Apr 01 2011

Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Bamako

M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: Fre

February 5, 2011- April 9, 2011

M+B presents, The Eye of Bamako, an exhibition of over thirty contemporary and vintage gelatin silver prints and chemises by internationally acclaimed Malian photographer Malick Sidibé.

The 75-year old “Eye of Bamako’s” magnificent portraits of sweeping personal and cultural changes in post-colonial Africa. Relatively unknown outside of Mali until the mid-1990s, Malick Sidibé was the first photographer to receive the prestigious Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. This exhibition will include his iconic black and white photographs that recorded the history of his countrymen as well as the lesser-known “chemises”, or vintage proof sheet style works on construction paper. Positioned at the junction of Malian independence and a period of rapid modernization, the works exhibited bear witness to the joy, insouciance, and confidence of Africa’s youth revolution.

http://www.mbart.com

 


Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Maya Mercer, 2009

Stephen Cohen Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Maya Mercer: Ladykillers

Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

January 6, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Maya Mercer establishes a dialogue with her male actors on the nature of duality related to the imbalances of the masculine/feminine experience. Through the process of capturing men on film, and using strong narrative imagery, the artist subverts conventional roles and traditional expectations, allowing us to confront our own personal beliefs and inherited ideas.

http://www.stephencohengallery.com


                                                   

                                                   

MoPA

Apr 01 2011

Streetwise: Masters of 60's Photography

MoPA, 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Admission: $6 adults $4 seniors, students, retired military & their dependants FREE to members, active military & dependants, and children under 12.

February 5, 2011 - May 15, 2011

Streetwise builds on Swiss photographer Robert Frank’s snapshot aesthetic, which gained attention following the release of his groundbreaking book, The Americans in 1959. Frank’s focus on a more personal documentary style influenced a new generation of photographers, including legendaries such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Jerry Berndt, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon and Ernest Withers.

http://www.mopa.org

 


Dinosaur, Highway 40, Vernal, Utah, Steve Fitch, 1974                                   

Dinosaur, Highway 40, Vernal, Utah, Steve Fitch, 1974

                                

 

Drive-in Theater, San Fernando Valley, California, Steve Fitch, 1973

Drive-in Theater, San Fernando Valley, California, Steve Fitch, 1973

Steve Fitch

Steve Fitch

Untitled, Steve Fitch, 2007

Untitled, Steve Fitch, 2007

Kopeikin Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Steve Fitch: Retrospective 1970-2010

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

Admission: Free

January 8, 2011- April 2, 2011

"Steve Fitch is an undiscovered master of late 20th century photograph whose work in the American west has been relentlessly copied but never equaled." - Paul Kopeikin

Steve Fitch is a contemporary of Richard Misrach and Roger Minick, having graduated with them from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971. While there Fitch began a project photographing the vernacular roadside of the American highway for which he received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1973 and the second in 1975.  Eventually, the photographs were published in the monograph, "Diesels and Dinosaurs," in 1976.

Since 1990 Steve have taught photography at the College of Santa Fe and has continued work on several projects. His most recent project was photographing in the Llano Estacado region of western Texas and eastern New Mexico with five other photographers for the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University which will be published by Texas Tech University Press.

http://kopeikingallery.com

 


Christopher Capozziello

Christopher Capozziello

Julia Dean

Apr 01 2011

Christopher Capozziello: For God, Race and Country

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: Free

2010 Berenice Abbott Winner explores the lives of Klu Klux Klansmen, Klanswomen, and their families to discover the unanswered questions of their hatred and racial segregation.

Christopher Capozziello (born 1980) is a freelance photographer and a founding member of the photography collective AEVUM. His work focuses on documenting both life around him, and stories that are outside of his own experiences. He believes that photography can take the unpleasant or repulsive and make it beautiful, not by misleading anyone, but by allowing the viewer to stop and take a deeper look at the subject.

Christopher’s clients and publications include The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, L’Express, The Wall Street Journal, World Vision, Christianity Today, Samaritan’s Purse, Open Society Institute, The New York Times Magazine, and The Sunday London Times Magazine, among others. He has worked for The Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi, and The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas.

He currently lives in Hamden, Connecticut, where he accepts assignments and works on long-term personal projects.

http://juliadean.com/christopher-cappozziello-2010-berenice-abbott-winner-2

 


Sweet Dreams, Aline Smithson

Sweet Dreams, Aline Smithson

Level 2, Ashly Stohl

Level 2, Ashly Stohl

Dancing, Bob Bright

Dancing, Bob Bright

Silent Prayer, Carolyn Hampton

Silent Prayer, Carolyn Hampton

Classic Beauty, Claire Mallett

Classic Beauty, Claire Mallett

Draw Me A Tree, Dan Sheperd

Draw Me A Tree, Dan Sheperd

Red Dog - Black Dog, Lisa Bevis

Red Dog - Black Dog, Lisa Bevis

Elaine, Shawn Robinson

Elaine, Shawn Robinson

Big Circle II, Stacy Scott

Big Circle II, Stacy Scott

Santa Monica Soreline, Stella Lee

Santa Monica Soreline, Stella Lee

 

Julia Dean

Apr 01 2011

The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: Free

Opening Reception: March 26th, 2011, 7-10 pm

Exhibit: March 26th, 2011- May 6th, 2011

The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011 is a group show featuring the work of emerging Southern California photographers who have been developing their unique and personal visions in contemporary photography. The exhibition features the work of 11 photographers: Shawn Robinson, Steven C. De La Cruz, Ashly Stol, Dan Shepherd, Stella S. Lee, Bob Bright, Lisa Bevis, Claire Mallett, Stacey Rebekah Scott, Carolyn Hampton, and Aline Smithson.

Members of the group have exhibited widely, including Wallspace, Rayko, The Vermont Photo Place, and Soho Photo Galleries and have had work published in numerous magazines. This group of emerging photographers bring their distinctive sensibilities to this exhibition, each showcasing four connected images, showcasing the broad range of photography today.  The exhibition will be in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the new Julia Dean Gallery and space for Workshops in Hollywood.

http://juliadean.com

 


Orange Coast College

Apr 01 2011

Melvin Sokolsky

Robert B. Moore Theater, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission: Free

April 1, 2011- April 29, 2011.

Official MOPLA exhibition in collaboration with Orange Coast College featuring the works of fashion photographer, Melvin Sokolsky.

Melvin Sokolsky was born and raised in New York City where he started his distinguished career as a stills photographer. At the age of twenty-one he was invited to join the staff of Harper's Bazaar. Within the next few years he worked as a major contributor to four prestigious magazines: Esquire, McCall's Newsweek, and Show. His photographs of internationally famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide.

http://www.occartspavilion.com

 


Kristi Engle Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Martin Gantman: Empire

Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Avenue, Highland Park, CA 90042

Admission: Free

Exhibit: February 26, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Opening reception: February 26, 2011, 7-10pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 20, 2pm

For artist Martin Gantman's first solo exhibition at Kristi Engle Gallery, he investigates global capitalism through visual and social inquiry. The main part of the exhibition consists of digital prints of imagery found on the internet that Gantman uses to illustrate the ways in which the costs and benefits of globalization affect us, both economically and socially. In multiples of 25, Gantman amassed these images in order to represent the tangible outcomes and effects of bottom line economics.

Centering on the global economic forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland the exhibition also utilizes physical evidence of Gantman's interactions with both the "players" and the "workers" of the economic status quo, including letters written to CEOs and government officials (as well as any responses he received) and his own experiences in communicating with people internationally about economic globalization. While Gantman has been working on this project for several years, the 2008 Global Meltdown has made this project even more significant as it exposes the social and economic differences in scale that corporate globalization creates.

Gantman creates a visualization of globalization and in doing so highlights the connections between culture and business that are inherent in the 21st century global landscape, while also acknowledging the basic and open questions regarding globalization writ large.

 

Martin Gantman is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who has exhibited internationally including venues New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Rome and Viareggio, Italy; and La Coruna, Spain.  His project, "See you when we get home" was featured in Art Journal magazine.  He also co-edited "Benjamin's Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura" for the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, distributed by DAP Publications in 2001.

http://www.kristienglegallery.com


DRKRM Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Jeff Seltzer: Harmony

DRKRM Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 12th, 2011-April 9th, 2011

Opening reception: March 12th, 2011,  6-10pm

Formally educated in science - statistics, experimental design, and rhetorical theory, Jeff Seltzer uses statistical analysis to sift through numbers and create a story true to the data – a story that can be understood and appreciated by a more general audience.

He aims to create a sense of harmony in the anxiety producing world through seemingly unrelated, mundane data.

http://www.drkrm.com

 


dnj Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Michael Eastman: Plexagraphs

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

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 26, 2011- May 28, 2011

Opening reception: March 26, 2011, 4-6pm

dnj Gallery presents an exhibition of the newest work by the artist Michael Eastman, entitled Plexagraphs.

Michael Eastman’s prior work featured photographs of richly colored American landscapes and captivating architectural settings.  In this new series, he focuses on much smaller objects, windows and building design elements. As before, Eastman portrays a nostalgic elegance. But the artwork is as much about the presentation of the photograph, as the photograph itself.  Eastman has developed a new process (patent pending), in which he prints two nearly identical shots on different pieces of Plexiglass.  The result is a layered, sculptural photograph.  As he states, “I have worked with all kind of mediums and surfaces and techniques that seemed to mostly artify the surface of the image but left the image still only representational. After years of exploration, I discovered a new medium that enabled me to create abstractions and print them so they now were my photographs of my paintings.” 

This is Michael Eastman’s second solo show with dnj Gallery. He has exhibited across the country and his work is included in several esteemed institutions, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, The High Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

http://www.dnjgallery.net


dnj Gallery

Apr 01 201

Maria Luisa Morando: Silver

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

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 26, 2011-May 28, 2011

Opening reception: March 26, 2011, 4-6pm

Artist talk in association with MOPLA: April 16, 2011, 4-6pm.

Maria Luisa Morando continues her comments on the ocean and the landscape of the coast. Like memories, her images are both familiar and elusive. Morando’s intentionally overexposed images erase the distracting details in the landscape and provide a moment or time without limit.  Her scenes offer a true sense of space. As the art critic Michael Buitrón writes, “Because of the lack of sharp detail, it becomes impossible to explore the images for their specificity, and instead they open up and play to any seaside memory the viewer cares to pour into them.”

Maria Luisa Morando is collected privately throughout England, France and Italy and recently sold two photographs at the Foundation For Woman Artists in London England.  She has exhibited across the United States, with an emphasis in Southern California. 

http://www.dnjgallery.net


Portrait of Li Hongzhang in Tianjin, 1878, Liang Shitai (also known as See Tay) (Chinese, active in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, 1870s–1880s), albumen silver print. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.R.1.4 

Portrait of Li Hongzhang in Tianjin, 1878, Liang Shitai (also known as See Tay) (Chinese, active in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, 1870s–1880s), albumen silver print. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.R.1.4 

The Getty

Apr 01 2011

Brush & Shutter: Early Photography In China

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

Exhibit: February 8, 2011- May 1, 2011.

Contemporary Chinese photography has received increasing attention both within China and beyond; however, the origin of photography in China is not fully understood. Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China takes its name from the way that the medium of photography was learned and readily adapted by Chinese export painters, who grafted this new technology onto traditional conventions. Representing the work of both Chinese and Western artists, the photographs in this exhibition range from a portrait of a Chinese family taken in Shanghai in 1859 to unique glass slides of revolutionary soldiers in Shanxi province in 1911.

Before the invention of photography in 1839, images of China for export were painted in oil and gouache as well as on popular blue-and-white porcelain. Illustrating a limited repertoire of subjects—tea gardens, pagodas, and fanciful rural scenes—a stereotype of China emerged that was often repeated by photographers, who found a ready market among Western buyers. In this regard, photographers were following a tradition in the West—which blossomed in a European craze for chinoiserie during the 17th and 18th centuries—of reproducing stereotypical images about China on porcelain, wallpaper, furniture, and tapestries; however, photography in China also broke from that tradition of reproduction by capturing images that surprised viewers.

http://www.getty.edu


Tree #3, Myoung Ho Lee, 2006

Tree #3, Myoung Ho Lee, 2006

An Oak Tree in Winter, William Henry Fox Talbot, approx 1842–43

An Oak Tree in Winter, William Henry Fox Talbot, approx 1842–43

Felling Cedar Tree Thirty Miles East of Seattle, 76 feet in Circumference, Darius Kinsey, 1906

Felling Cedar Tree Thirty Miles East of Seattle, 76 feet in Circumference, Darius Kinsey, 1906

Treehouse, Freese Road, Varna, New York, Rhea Garen, 1993

Treehouse, Freese Road, Varna, New York, Rhea Garen, 1993

Forest, Simryn Gill, 1996–1998

Forest, Simryn Gill, 1996–1998

The Getty

Apr 01 2011

In Focus: The Tree

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

Exhibit: February 8, 2011-July 3, 2011.

For millennia the tree has been a symbol of life. Celebrated by most ancient civilizations, the tree has stood for the center of the cosmos and the origin of creation. Represented throughout art and literature, trees feature in the earliest photographs from the 1840s as well as in contemporary works today. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection, presents a range of photographs that reveal various artistic responses to the perennial subject. Documenting primeval forests and cultivated nature, these images explore the tree in its many connotations—as a graphic form, an evocative emblem, and vital evidence of the natural world in which we live.

http://www.getty.edu


Snezana Petrovic, photo scroll in multi-media installation "From Here to There: An homage to the 10 Fwy," 2011. Courtesy of den contemporary art, Los Angeles

Snezana Petrovic, photo scroll in multi-media installation "From Here to There: An homage to the 10 Fwy," 2011. Courtesy of den contemporary art, Los Angeles

d.e.n contemporary

Apr 01 2011

Snezana Petrovic: From Here to There: An Homage to the 10 Freeway 

d.e.n contemporary, Pacific Design Center, 8687 MelroseAvenue, #B261, West Hollywood, CA90069

Admission: Free

March 22, 2011 – April 29, 2011 

Reception: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 5:00-8:30pm

den contemporary art presents a multi-media solo project by Snezana Petrovic.  Freeways are an integral part of the Los Angeles culture and “From Here to There” is a reflection on the eight years Petrovic spent driving an hour and a half commute on the 10 Freeway, from her home in Redlands to work in Los Angeles. 

Petrovic recreates her driving experience with an interactive installation including video projections showing the Eastbound night and the Westbound day routes; a 30-foot long photo scroll of the mountain range view along the entire distance; audio of recorded traffic sounds; and other mixed media such as orange peels, tar paper, and mirror tiles to bring about various sensations associated with journey. 

The long, recurring drive entered the artist's subconscious, and in her dreams she often saw the freeway with white divider lines coming toward her. “From Here to There” is a reflection on memory and homage to an experience that became an inseparable part of Petrovic’s life - in survival and in art. 

Born and raised in Yugoslavia, Petrovic received her BFA from Belgrade University in 1976 and her MFA from University of California, Irvine in 1996.  She has exhibited paintings, video and installation works throughout southern California and internationally in Singapore, Amsterdam, Belgrade and Prague at venues such as Stedelijk Museum, Cvijeta Zuzoric Museum, and in Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Society for Photographic Education. 

Petrovic is also an accomplished, award-winning set and costume designer for over two hundred theatrical productions, television series and feature films produced in the United States and Europe. In 2010, she received “Ovation” award nominations in both categories for sets and costume designs.

http://www.dencontemporaryart.com


Urban Sanctuary

Apr 01 2011

La Marcha- 10 Years Later: Creating Memory is Our Weapon

Urban Sanctuary, 2026 East 1st Street Boyle Heights, CA 90033

Admission: Free

---POSTPONED---

Exhibition: March 11, 2011 – April 3, 2011

Opening reception: March 11th, 2011, 7pm – 12am

213* & Mochilla are pleased to announce La Marcha photo exhibition. This show is the second in a three part series being curated by Azul 213 held at Urban Sanctuary Gallery in Boyle Heights.  It features photographs of the Zapatistas March on Mexico City by B+ and COLEMAN.

On Feb. 25 2001, the leaders of the insurgent Indian people of Chiapas launched a two-week mass march on Mexico City to remobilize and extend mass support for the demands of those sections of the Mexican population who have suffered most from the world capitalist offensive-the indigenous peoples.

http://www.urbansanctuaryla.com


Prospero, Martin Usborne, 201

Prospero, Martin Usborne, 201

Bones, Martin Usborne, 2010

Bones, Martin Usborne, 2010

Alfie, Martin Usborne, 2010

Alfie, Martin Usborne, 2010

Bones 2, Martin Usborne, 2010

Bones 2, Martin Usborne, 2010

Frank Pictures Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Martin Usborne: MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars

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

Admission: Free

Opening reception: March 12, 2011, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Exhibit: March 12, 2011- April 12, 2011

Frank Pictures Gallery proudly presents the photographs of Martin Usborne in his debut U.S. show MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars. Usborne’s work deals with capturing the silence that we impose upon animals. Humans have drawn an invisible curtain between themselves and the rest of the animal kingdom, an artificial boundary that has caused very real suffering: animals are controlled, contained and MUTED by us. His work exposes this silent but painful divide. On another level, his images are about how we often cut off from our true animal nature: our angers, fears and hopes. He brilliantly captures the pain and silence and fear of animals.

Usborne has previously shown at The Print Space Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, Candid Arts Centre, Hoxton Square Studios, Lauderdale House Gallery, AOP Gallery, and at East London Photo Month in London, and at Reginik Studio Gallery in Brazil. He was presented with the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2009 for his photo Time For Tea. Much of Usborne’s work is concerned with animal welfare; 10% of profits from his print sales go to animal charities.

http://frankpicturesgallery.com


Arm, Catherine Wagner, 2010

Arm, Catherine Wagner, 2010

Metal Foot, Catherine Wagner, 2010

Metal Foot, Catherine Wagner, 2010

Right Arm II, Catherine Wagner

Right Arm II, Catherine Wagner

Gallery Luisotti

Apr 01 2011

Catherine Wagner: Reparations

Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Bldg A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

March 19, 2011- May 14, 2011

Gallery Luisotti presents Catherine Wagner's latest photographic series, Reparations, documenting the history of medical splints, in which she continues her examination of making a focused subject matter stand in for a greater, universal commentary of the present condition.

Displayed in total in the exhibition with deadpan, visual economy, the history of the splint forms a dual typology, one that bridges both the physical and emotional realms of human experience. The implication made by the subject’s presence is clear: the treatment of bones and muscles, the healing of the body in immediate duress. Following an arc tracing prosthetic technology from its most rudimentary form (a wood shutter and rope arm splint of Arm Wrap, 2010) to its most sophisticated (the formed polymer of Wrist III, 2010), the allusion made is of a continuing violence against the body politic through history and humanism’s ability to respond and move on from tragedy. They are, through there understated aesthetics, emblematic of hope.

As in Wagner’s earlier series, A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, the subject matter is reduced to highlight its basic, metaphysical essence. The human body is absent from Reparations, the splints forming in their capacity an extension of their once owner’s state of physical limitation. In part an allegory referencing the commonality of war images, the splints are symbolic objects attesting to the resilience of human psychology to endure. The ingenious forms of these instruments are quiet metaphors to the variety of ways one copes with society’s problematic addiction to conflict - whether physically, mentally, or through the emotions.

Catherine Wagner has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including recently in the 75 Years Looking Forward: The Anniversary Show at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and in Real and HyperReal at the San Jose Museum of Art. Her work is represented in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, amongst others. Wagner recently won the commission for the Central Subway Public Art competition from the San Francisco Art Commission for the Moscone Muni

http://www.artnet.com/gallery/684/gallery-luisotti.html


Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Apr 01 2011

Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography 

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 31, 2011 - April 28, 2011

Opening reception: April 2, 2011, 6pm-10pm

With the advent of digital photography, the art form went through an enormous revolution, one which was not at first fully embraced by the chemical-clad photographic community. Over time, tolerance of this new method of capturing light became more common, and digital photography has since been thrust into acceptance, even by hard core traditionalists. Since then, the cameras themselves have undergone numerous refinements, and now, with the addition of smartphones to the light-gathering lineup, it's possible to shoot, process, and upload photos to the world right from the palm of your hand. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and pixelsatanexhibition.com present Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography. All photography in this exhibition has been completely captured and processed on the iPhone.

http://www.occca.org


Papillion Institute of Art

Apr 01 2011

Chenoa Maxwell: Introspection: India

Papillion Institute of Art, 1835 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 10, 2011-April 7, 2011

Opening reception: March 10, 2011, 7pm-11pm

Artist talk: March 12, 2011, 8pm

As a photographer and actress, Chenoa Maxwell travels the world recording life stories in natural light.  She observes and captures the human experience-- moments of pain, beauty, and their complex natures with this series in India.

http://papillionart.org


Photo by Khaliq Farthing, age 15, Figueroa Corridor, South LA (2009)

Photo by Khaliq Farthing, age 15, Figueroa Corridor, South LA (2009)

Venice Arts

Apr 01 2011

Picturing Health: Photographs by Teens in Central and Southern California

Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 12, 2011- April 30, 2011

Opening reception: March 12, 2011, 5pm-8pm

Artists talk: March 12, 2011, 5pm-8pm

The Venice Arts Gallery presents compelling documentary photography by teenagers from eight Southern and Central California communities. Their images tell stories of challenge: teen pregnancy; foreclosures; gangs; uncollected trash; limited access to fresh foods and, in the Central Valley, clean drinking water. And of strength: women in Southern Kern who walk the parks to keep them safe; youth clubs and community centers that provide a safe place for kids after-school; a new health clinic in Coachella; and the farmer’s market in Merced. 

The 50 images in this exhibit represent only a small selection of hundreds of photographs from Venice Arts’ project Picturing Health which, in 2009 and 2010, taught documentary photography to 80 teens living in impoverished neighborhoods of Southern and Central California including Boyle Heights, the Coachella Valley, the Figueroa Corridor, Long Beach, Merced, East Salinas, Santa Ana, and Southern Kern. 

 

According to Giselle Macfarlane, the lead photographer on the project, “The photos that these kids took are really very powerful. They offer the viewer a way in; a way to see and feel both the beauty and the challenge in their lives. I have learned so much from working with these extraordinary kids.” The youth participants, too, found that taking photographs offered them a new way to see and reflect on their live and their communities. Cristian, age 17, of East Salinas said that through the project,  “I learned the stories of people’s lives. I noticed things about my own city that I never even noticed, went to locations I didn’t know existed, and saw the power of photos.”  

Venice Arts created Picturing Health for The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative.  This ten-year initiative seeks to make meaningful change in 14 low-income communities across California. Their goal is to support the development of communities where kids and youth are healthy, safe, and ready to learn by improving employment opportunities, education, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy foods, and more. 

http://www.venice-arts.org


The Paley Center for Media

Apr 01 2011

Jonathan Torgovnik: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape 

The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Admission: Free admission. Suggested contribution: $10 for adults; $8 for students and senior citizens; $5 for children under fourteen; Members free.

Exhibit: March 2, 2011-May 1, 2011

Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos LA  (Fundraiser event in conjunction with exhibit):  April 7th, 2011, 6-10pm

This exhibit chronicles the lives of the women who are still haunted by the Rwandan genocide, which took place between April and June of 1994, while Rwanda endured Africa’s worst genocide in modern times. It resulted in the brutal massacre of over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus as well as brutal rapes leading to the birth of an estimated 20,000 children. These children represent the hope and future of Rwanda. 

The exhibit’s powerful images were taken by award-winning Newsweek photographer Jonathan Torgovnik, who returned to Rwanda to embark on a personal mission to document the stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide and later cofounded Foundation Rwanda, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education for these children and holistic support for the mothers.

http://www.paleycenter.org


Arclight Hollywood

Apr 01 2011

Rachel Labrucherie: Travelscapes and Airports

Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Admission: Free

Artist reception: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30-9:30pm

Exhibit: March 24, 2011 – May 17, 2011

Rachel Labrucherie – “Travelscapes and Airports”

In a world dominated by technology and extravagance, there seems to be no place for minimalism. Neon signs, shopping malls and massive billboards contribute to an abundance of consumerism. Travelscapes and the Everyday World is a break from the visual noise we encounter in our lives. The series’ use of negative space makes the obvious objects become obscure among their surroundings: a coffee cup next to a graffiti wall, or a fan in the desert. This body of work has come from a decade of experiences and an allure for commonplace things. Looking for extraordinary detail, vivid colors and a visually arresting image, I strive to stay true to an obvious/obscured idea. Through this juxtaposition, ordinary subject matter becomes an object of beauty in an overstimulated world.


In the series Takeoffs and Landings the airport may seem to be a simple contribution to the modern world, but the complexities behind its walls are quite a thing to marvel at. Most people have flown the friendly skies; carrying heavy luggage, waiting in daunting lines and all the while focusing on themselves. Very few take in the psychical space around them, blindly getting from one destination to another. A place known to be busy, crowded and at times chaotic can also be a place of peace and emptiness. We take these modern amenities for granted and see them as a necessity not a luxury. This is a look at what we rarely think of when we go to fly; the quiet moments while we board, and the objects around us that exude beauty, stillness and a moment of reflection.

Sponsored by Richard Photo Lab.

http://rachellabrucherie.com


Arclight Hollywood

Apr 01 2011

Brad Buckman: The View and What Becomes

Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Admission: Free

Artist reception: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30-9:30pm

Exhibit: March 24, 2011 – May 17, 2011

In his third exhibition at Arclight Hollywood, photographer Brad Buckman shares selected work from two explorations: the adventure of carrying a camera into the world, and the later inward travel in studying the captured bits of shadow and light.

Artist statement:

"When I visit a place, I often walk for hours on end, both on and off the beaten path. I carry a camera and raise it as I feel compelled, hoping later to share fragments of my experience.

I return to these places through the pictures, weeks or even years later. A particular image will catch my eye and the adventure begins again. I travel inward this time and dig through shadow and light, and find a new excitement, a possibility I had not seen before. In preparing each photograph selected for this exhibit, the structure of colors and tones inspired me, and I allowed the scene and my connection to it to guide my hand.

I like the personal nature of these pictures, and what each means to me. Included are views from a helicopter while traveling back to my future wife; hotel windows on two wedding anniversaries; the hospital window where my son was born; and the Eiffel Tower, the Twin Towers, and other iconic locations that have resonated with me over the years.

Like a memory, each picture has been revisited and re-imagined as my journey with it evolves. Each is an exploration of craft and reflection, and celebrates the truly unique possibilities in every given moment."

Brad is a portrait, architectural and fine art photographer, living in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children.

http://buckmaneditions.com

Exhibit Sponsors: Richard Photo Lab, and Finishing Concepts.


Wildfire Gallery

Apr 01 2011

Michael Kirchoff: An Enduring Grace

Wildfire Gallery, 640 S. San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Admission: Free

Opening reception: March 18, 2011, 6pm-9pm

Exhibit: March 18, 2011- May 13, 2011

This will be the first Los Angeles area solo exhibition for fine art photographer Michael Kirchoff's ongoing body of work “An Enduring Grace”; exploring the cultural landscape of Russia, photographed over the course of multiple visits since 2007. The series is a fulfillment of distant childhood curiosities of Russia, then the Soviet Union, as a place very few people seemed to know much about. Michael now approachs these dramatic scenes with the same feeling of wonderment he had felt as a child, and captures them in these images. Please join us during the opening night reception for the artist on Friday, March 18th, at 6pm.

More information regarding Michael Kirchoff's work can be found on his website at www.michaelkirchoff.com


Marjorie Salvaterra

Marjorie Salvaterra

Marjorie Salvaterra

Marjorie Salvaterra

Clark | Oshin Gallery

Apr 02 2011

Marjorie Salvaterra

Clark | Oshin Gallery, Pier 59, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

Borrowing from her theatrical background, Marjorie Salvaterra’s photographic work packs a powerful dramatic punch. Salvaterra’s images have evolved into a series of luminous black and white portraits, revealing a range of emotions in her subjects.  A masterful handling of light enhances the supple quality of malleable expression, reflecting the fragile human spirit.  Those portrayed emerge from the dark:  defiant, proud, defeated, joyous, maudlin, and elated.

Salvaterra’s work has been presented at Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France ; MOPLA Group Show, Los Angeles; “Contrast LA,” at A&I Gallery, Los Angeles; and “Alternative Photography,” at Julia Dean Gallery, Venice, California.  She will show in the upcoming: “Classic Camera Show,” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco and the “Human + Being” show at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Her work was included in the George Eastman House Museum auction at Sotheby’s, New York and she was runner-up for the 2009 and 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for Emerging Photographers, and the 2010 Palm Springs Photo Festival. 

http://www.clark-oshingallery.com


MOPLA

Apr 02 2011

MOPLA Official Kick-off Event

Pier 59 Studio, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

The Lucie Foundation presents the Official Kick-Off Event for Month of Photography Los Angeles; Adaptations and Reverberations: Contemporary Photography's Ever-Changing Landscape.

This event is free and open to the public and hosted by Pier 59 Studios West.  Early arrival and carpool suggested.  Self-parking in Bergamot Station and surrounding street areas.  

Sound unseen: KCRW's Visual Diary in Print and Projections as told by Stephen Laufer and Larry Hirshowitz.

Bergamot photo hop: Robert Berman, dnj Gallery, Frank Pictures Gallery, Gallery Luisotti, Peter Fetterman and Rose Gallery.

Clark|Oshin Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by Marjoria Salvaterra.

A special projection by the Los Angeles Times and photographer Kiino Villand.

Silent auction proceeds to benefit KCRW 89.9

Sponsors include: Pier 59 Studios West, KCRW, Los Angeles Times, Tres Sietes Tequila, Dry Soda Co., Fader.

http://monthofphotography.com


The Los Angeles River from the I-105, North Long Beach, John Humble, 1998

The Los Angeles River from the I-105, North Long Beach, John Humble, 1998

152. 1117 C Street, Wilmington, July 26, John Humble, 1998

152. 1117 C Street, Wilmington, July 26, John Humble, 1998

Lifeguard Station 26, #34, John Humble, 1999

Lifeguard Station 26, #34, John Humble, 1999

Craig Krull Gallery

Apr 05 2011

John Humble: Other Places/Venice Beach

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

Admission: Free

April 5th, 2011 - May 7th, 2011

Reception: April 9th, 2011 5-7PM

Featuring the works of fine-art photographer of the L.A. landscape.  John Humble has also done editorial work for Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Elle, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, and Geo.

http://www.craigkrullgallery.com