Last Saturday, March 4th, dnj Gallery hosted The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles.
C3LA is a new choral music ensemble exclusively performing music written during the last 25 years, about a third of which is by members of the group itself. It’s a collective of composers, conductors, and singers, with all members of the group taking on different directorship roles - there is no one music director.
Milken Community Photography Students Milken Community School's Photography Department nurtures and cultivates
unique qualities of each student in order to discover their creative abilities.
Students are exposed to a new way of artistic thinking through a visual world
of expression and interpretation. Students learn visual communication skills in
an inspiring environment, under the guidance of teachers and artists. Eight
student artists from Milken Community Schools were inspired by Pamela
Mayers-Schoenberg’s exhibition When
Did it Stop Being Fun? – a closer look at the expectations and burdens
of formal education. In their upcoming show at dnj Gallery Up For Interpretation they have
interpreted the concept in multiple ways, presenting a prismatic approach to
communicating their individual stories: from conveying the difficulty students
face balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and impossible
expectations to an existential search for beauty within fragmented chaos. At
Milken the students explore a wide variety of media while learning
self-discipline, critical thinking, and decision making. Art history, culture,
and Judaic imagery are woven into the curriculum. The students’ perceptions of
the world are challenged and enriched as they explore their identity through
the creative process.
Carmon Colangelo, “Mauve Sensing Green” (left) and “Remote Sensing” (right). Monotype relief prints, 47″ x 35″ each, both 2016.
"The compass rose spins out of control. Rule marks climb over geographic boundaries. The map enfolds the symbols of its making.”
In the exhibition “Here Be Dragons,” now on view at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Carmon Colangelo, dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, playfully but pointedly examines the limits of knowledge and the precarious social and political states that define our contemporary moment.
Printed at Flying Horse Editions in Orlando, these large-scale monotypes combine hand-drawing and digital manipulation with a range of materials and techniques designed to highlight the role of chance in shaping our own psycho-geographies. Drafting tools, leftover scraps from laser-cut architectural models and other found materials are recycled and reimagined as part of Colangelo’s personal taxonomy of images. The results are at once seductively tactile and spatially disorienting — and a fitting metaphor for the dangerous waters that, even in a time of increasing global connectivity, must surely lie ahead.
Following each screening, Vicki will be answering audience questions and joining a community discussion about healthy childhood and bringing innovative learning to our schools. Find tickets at the links above—act soon; they’re going fast.