Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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

Saturday, January 11th, 2020: 
Opening of "The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s - the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography)"
-Time: 4-6PM

Saturday, February 8th, 2020:
Keynote Speaker Chris Abbe from Nash Editions
-Start time: 2pm

Saturday, February 15th, 2020:
Conversation with Darryl Curran and Eric Joseph, Senior VP- 
Freestyle Photographic Supplies 
-Start time: 2pm

Saturday, February 29th, 2020:
Paths Converge:  A Conversation with Darryl Curran
Open Panel discussion including artists:  Suda House, Robert Von Sternberg, Eileen Cowin
-Start time: 1PM 

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

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

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Darryl J. Curran is one of the major conceptualists of Southern California photography, and this exhibition recognizes his place at the forefront of the movement. He introduced the word conceptualism to our vocabulary, allowing an intellectual type of reasoning to be included in our art making. Borrowing from current trends and developments, he offers further, affected associations with cultural icons. Curran’s artwork demonstrates seeing and vision, capturing the ideas in the process -- in the midst of their expression. He combines images and found pictures, presents relationships and memories, and creates juxtapositions that encourage reflection and ask consequential questions. As a result, his pieces are not only visually pleasing, but thought provoking and timeless as well. 

For the past fifty years Darryl Curran has sought to expand the definition of ‘photography’ to include experiments of the medium in its many forms, including camera and film, light as subject, camera-less image-making, obsolete photographic printing processes and scanner as camera. His work is about the act of discovery. “Creating photographs in this manner encourages inaccuracy and serendipity,” as Curran explains. His photographic tests explore both commercial and historical processes, as well as an unorthodox approach to image, size, color and content.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Ellen Cantor



Palos Verdes Winter Show, Palos Verdes Peninsula


"Passover Haggaddah"

Keeping the Faith: An Artistic Celebration of Judaism; Paso Robles, CA

Thursday, December 19, 2019

dnj Gallery presents a Collaboration between art and music

Sofar Sounds (secret gigs and intimate concerts) 
December 17, 2019
This show featured: @amaliawatty @kufknotz @realharryjay

A Sofar gig is a show held in an unique venue, like someone's living room or an antique shop. It typically features three artists, playing four songs each. Every lineup is specially curated to give the audience a diverse show.
They are live in 441 cities worldwide. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist-- Dinesh Boaz

dnj Gallery artist Dinesh Boaz recently won
Best in Photography for 'Eyes Wide Shut' for OUTFRAME

OUTFRAME is a creative industry award for artists and professionals in advertising. Dinesh Boaz shot the image by helicopter over the glacial rivers in Iceland this past September.

From December 16- 22, his work will be displayed on the screen above the subway stairs at the Astor Place subway station on Broadway and 8th Street in NYC.

The judges included:

*Joe Sciarrotta, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide at Ogilvy
*Kate Stanners, Chairwoman and Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
*Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director at Droga5
*Jed Selkowitz, Chief Marketing Officer of Americares
*Eddy Herty, National Creative Director of OUTFRONT Media

** Dinesh will exhibit his photographs at dnj Gallery in March, 2020

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

dnj Gallery presents a Collaboration between art and music

Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30pm 

Kaleidoscope performs orchestral music that speaks profoundly to our community and is both representative of its time and timeless, whether written today or centuries ago. Kaleidoscope stretches the boundaries for what is thought possible without a conductor, both by musicians and audiences, to allow us all to grow through the process. By regularly collaborating with living composers, their music represents our time; and, by designing programs that explore less conventional concert experiences, they allow audiences to feel more personally connected to music and the musicians who perform it. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

dnj Gallery presents a Collaboration between art and music

Electronic Punjabi Classical Music:

      An intimate concert featured live Indian electronic raga music with the innovative duo: Raaginder Momi on violin and Nilan Chaudhuri on tabla, co-hosted by LAHouseConcerts and dnj Gallery.

    Celebrating its 20th concert, LAHouseConcerts delights in bringing communities together to enjoy global classical music in intimate spaces in Santa Monica.

The performance was set against the beautiful background of dnj Gallery's group photography exhibition entitled "Awareness," which features six artists who question our understanding and ability to perceive and become aware of our own environment. 

    Guests were encouraged to explore the exhibition during the event.