Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Keywords" Opening Reception

"Keywords" by LA Marler


Exhibition runs through December 9th, 2016

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LA MARLER

dnj Gallery artist LA Marler describes her process for the images in her current exhibition "Keywords."



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ray Carafano


Check out dnj Gallery's artist Ray Carofano's  "Faces of Pedro” recent publish in Edge of Humanity Magazine.


View more here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Opening reception: Nyet That Type of Girl

"Nyet That Type of Girl"

Catherine Asanov








“In my self-portraits, I take what is real -myself- and distill it through the prism of what others have learned to think is true about Russians,” Catherine Asanov defines her photographs.  Her work presents stereotypes – Russian stereotypes. At first, we see purely humor.  The pictures exaggerate what is thought and believed about the people and culture of Russia. If we look deeper, though, we can meet the artist, observe more than her basic background, and notice her ‘self’ in her ‘self-portraits.’ Asanov first combines others’ beliefs in her self-portraits, but she also unites them with her own critique of those ideas.

September 9 – October 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bergamot Summer Celebration: LACP Artist Talk

Artist talks with Los Angeles Center of Photography members Michael Kirchoff and Steven Wade Adams.







Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Artist Talks with Ray Carafano


dnj Artist Ray Carafano's artist talks with The Help Group and Santa Monica College Photo Department.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Riverrun Exhibition

"Riverrun"
Ray Carafano


“Riverrun" Photographs of the LA River, by Ray Carofano.

"Riverrun" is a suite of photographs, of the Los Angeles River, capturing seldom seen images of the fifty-one mile storm drain.  Forsaken for so long and fenced off from the very communities it once sustained, the river is now primarily a flood control channel and conduit for urban waste.  Taking 'less-picturesque' portions of the river as his subject, Carofano's carefully framed images reveal the not-so-hidden majesty of the concrete, the smooth lines of the river's channel.  Sophisticated geometry, atmospheric light and color, and rightness of scale give these images a painterly quality that requires close observation in order to determine that they are indeed photographs. Conditions that could be considered appalling, on the contrary, appear alluring and serene - each image pays homage to the intersection between nature and the designed environment.

Ray Carofano’s career in photography spans over fifty years, with his education beginning at Quinnipiac College, Southern Connecticut State College and the Paier School of Art. Carofano’s photographs have been shown extensively throughout the United States, with several exhibitions abroad as well.  His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA., Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA., Fototeca de Cuba, National Archives, Havana, Cuba and other private and corporate collections.  He lives and works in San Pedro, CA.  This is his first solo exhibit at dnj Gallery.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Story-Time Installation Room

Currently on view to coincide with the current exhibition:

Prior Pleasures:  photographs by Ellen Cantor.









Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PAC LA Artist Talk with Ellen Cantor

Saturday, April 8th, the Photographic Art Council of Los Angeles hosted a walkthrough with dnj Gallery artist Ellen Cantor.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Opening Reception: Up For Interpretation


Up For Interpretation
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.

Exhibition runs thru March 25, 2017