Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Keywords" Opening Reception

"Keywords" by LA Marler

Exhibition runs through December 9th, 2016

Thursday, November 2, 2017


dnj Gallery artist LA Marler describes her process for the images in her current exhibition "Keywords."

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ray Carafano

Check out dnj Gallery's artist Ray Carofano's  "Faces of Pedro” recent publish in Edge of Humanity Magazine.

View more here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Opening reception: Nyet That Type of Girl

"Nyet That Type of Girl"

Catherine Asanov

“In my self-portraits, I take what is real -myself- and distill it through the prism of what others have learned to think is true about Russians,” Catherine Asanov defines her photographs.  Her work presents stereotypes – Russian stereotypes. At first, we see purely humor.  The pictures exaggerate what is thought and believed about the people and culture of Russia. If we look deeper, though, we can meet the artist, observe more than her basic background, and notice her ‘self’ in her ‘self-portraits.’ Asanov first combines others’ beliefs in her self-portraits, but she also unites them with her own critique of those ideas.

September 9 – October 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bergamot Summer Celebration: LACP Artist Talk

Artist talks with Los Angeles Center of Photography members Michael Kirchoff and Steven Wade Adams.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Artist Talks with Ray Carafano

dnj Artist Ray Carafano's artist talks with The Help Group and Santa Monica College Photo Department.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Riverrun Exhibition

Ray Carafano

“Riverrun" Photographs of the LA River, by Ray Carofano.

"Riverrun" is a suite of photographs, of the Los Angeles River, capturing seldom seen images of the fifty-one mile storm drain.  Forsaken for so long and fenced off from the very communities it once sustained, the river is now primarily a flood control channel and conduit for urban waste.  Taking 'less-picturesque' portions of the river as his subject, Carofano's carefully framed images reveal the not-so-hidden majesty of the concrete, the smooth lines of the river's channel.  Sophisticated geometry, atmospheric light and color, and rightness of scale give these images a painterly quality that requires close observation in order to determine that they are indeed photographs. Conditions that could be considered appalling, on the contrary, appear alluring and serene - each image pays homage to the intersection between nature and the designed environment.

Ray Carofano’s career in photography spans over fifty years, with his education beginning at Quinnipiac College, Southern Connecticut State College and the Paier School of Art. Carofano’s photographs have been shown extensively throughout the United States, with several exhibitions abroad as well.  His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA., Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA., Fototeca de Cuba, National Archives, Havana, Cuba and other private and corporate collections.  He lives and works in San Pedro, CA.  This is his first solo exhibit at dnj Gallery.