Thursday, April 2, 2020

dnj Gallery artist Janna Ireland

Exhibition feature in:

Janna Ireland, Estate, If Everything is an Outrage

"Varied and rich, the Binder of Women refers to the name of a collective inspired to launch in 2017 and name their group of artists offer a 2012 debate comment by then-candidate Mitt Romney. It refers to both his comment and a meme that arose from it, in which Romney said he relied on “binders full of women” given to him by women’s groups as his way to handle pay disparity between the sexes.

Eleven artists from the collective present work in this terrific exhibition, which is filled with a wide range of mediums, styles, and subjects. By creating their own “binder” they are handling a different disparity – in artistic representation. Each work is strong. Exhibiting artists include Michelle Blade, Yasmine Diaz, Rema Ghuloum, Janna Ireland, Kysa Johnson, Galia Linn, Bruna Massadas, Sarana Mehra, Erin Morrison, Julia Schwartz, and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez.

Janna Ireland’s vividly colorful C-Print work of citrus, flowers, and children is visually as juicy as the fruit; while Galia Linn’s painted broken kiln shelves and glazed stoneware, from her “Untitled” Intentions Series, is as compelling as her other sculptural stoneware works in this show, each surreal and involving.

All of the artists’ work is well worth exploring – this is one “binder” that must be kept open..." 
- Genie Davis
More here.

(This exhibition runs from February 8 to March 21, 2020)

*The work of Janna Ireland was presented in the dnj Gallery exhibition:  "Awareness

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

dnj Gallery artist Mei Xian Qui

to exhibit at USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Mei Xian Qui's work is featured in We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles at USC's Pacific Asia Museum from March 13 - June 14, 2020. "[The show] brings attention to the dynamic voices in our diverse metropolis that extend viewers' knowledge and understanding of the Asia Pacific region. The exhibition highlights seven female contemporary artists of diverse Asian Pacific heritages living and working in Los Angeles."

"Mei Xian Qui draws from her personal history to reconstruct the unknown, fantastical notions of culture, self-invented and revelatory and iconic. This type of flexible self-view and easy piercings of notions of the impermeable interior self, are in keeping with the new contemporary landscape of commonplace transience and a growing global monoculture."

Mei's work will be exhibiting at dnj Gallery on June 5, 2020.

Opening Reception: Dinesh Boaz, Ellen Cantor and Sarah Hadley

Thank you to all who attended the opening reception for Dinesh Boaz, Ellen Cantor and Sarah Hadley. The three solo exhibitions explore the human experience through the lens of nature, femininity and family.

Dinesh Boaz
"Within the Lines"

Sarah Hadley

Ellen Cantor
"Visual DNA...the Language of Photographs"

The show is on display until April 18th.

dnj Gallery Artist Dinesh Boaz

Learn a little bit more about our exhibiting artist, Dinesh Boaz. See his series, "Within the Lines" on display at dnj from March 7th to April 18th.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s - the present (Origins of Conceptual Photography)

Photographer: Dustin Shepard

Thank you to all who attended the closing show for the retrospective of Darryl Curran. Over 100 attendees came to the exhibit to swap stories, see the work and celebrate the trailblazing career of Darryl. It was an amazing event and we appreciate each and every one of you who came to dnj Gallery to show your support.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Schedule: The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s – the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography)


Saturday, February 29th, 2020:  1-3pm
Programming begins at 1 pm with an open conversation titled as Paths Converge. Participants will be guided by a panel of Eileen Cowin, Suda House and Robert Von Sternberg, and after brief introductions, everyone will have a chance to tell their story of how their path converged with Darryl Curran.

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Light Refreshments ... 
Time: 3-5PM

Friday, February 21, 2020

"The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s - the Present" - Conversation between Darryl Curran and Eric Joseph

Eric Joseph and Darryl Curran, Senior VP of Freestyle Photographic Supplies, spoke about the innovative work coming from Southern California universities in the 1970s and Darryl’s influence on conceptual photography as both an artist and an educator. Darryl showed some inkjet prints from that period and talked about the experimental nature of his work.