Friday, April 1, 2011

Huffington Post and Artweek LA - Michael Eastman Exhibition

We would like to thank Bill Bush for his recent post on dnj Gallery artist Michael Eastman and his new Plexagraph exhibition running now through May 28, 2011. Thanks for all you do Bill!

dnj Staff

In this new series, Eastman focuses on much smaller objects, windows and building design elements. Opens March 26 at dnj Gallery.

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Michael Eastman, GW 2, plexagraph, 2010, 30" x 30"

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, 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.

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