Part I: @ dnj Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404
About the Exhibition: The trees of Manhattan's Central Park arrive in Santa Monica in Shepherd's "Blinded by Science" series. With these works, Shepherd complements his focus as an environmental scientist and a student of botany. In his photographs, he portrays the gestures and personalities of the his subjects, along with their beauty.
About the Artist: Dan Shepherd has a master's degree in environmental science from Columbia University and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England. He holds a B.A. in Japanese from the University of Oregon. His work has been shown in various locations throughout the country, and has been featured in several recent publications, including: "The Orion Magazine," "The F-Stop Magazine - Abstraction" and "Lenscratch." This is his first show at dnj Gallery.
About TreePeople: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, their work is about helping nature heal our cities. TreePeople's mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.