Thursday, October 17, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist Talks

Thank you to those who attended recent artist talks with 
Exhibiting through Saturday, October 26th.




"Radiate" (in the Main Gallery) is a collection of photograms, camera-less images that are made by placing objects on sensitized paper, and exposing all to light. According to Finkel Fishof, this technique allows her to share her thoughts and ideas, and “I consider it drawing with light. It gives me the strong imagery and narrative, with hidden subtleties, … ” The artwork explores themes such as religion, parenting and politics. “Protest”, for instance, asks several questions regarding the Women’s March in 2017. “What was going through the minds of the women at the Women's March? Why were they there? Did they have a common purpose or did they come for different reasons?”
Born in the Bronx, Finkel Fishof became involved in the New York art scene in the 1980s, frequenting clubs with other known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, She apprenticed under artist, Marylyn Dintenfass and was greatly influenced by her dynamic color schemes and thematic artworks. Finkel Fishof attended Syracuse University where she received a BFA in painting. She studied a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, where she first started creating photograms under the same professors that worked with Gilbert and George. Finkel Fishof has generated art in a variety of settings, such as window display business creating designs for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn and HMV record stores. She then took courses in graphic design, which introduced her to arranging the details on a flat surface. Presently, a large amount of her work is in private collections.
In Gallery II, dnj Gallery introduces Ryan Linke with a project entitled “Aquatic Figments.” His large-scale, wood panels merge colorful, photographic images with the pigment and texture of a base material. An example of such combination is “Infinite Horizons,” which especially illustrates the cross of colors between the image and the wood. Linke’s natural color palette is inspired by the uniqueness of our massive ocean. His work becomes almost meditative, and focuses our concentration on a single point of reference. According to Ryan Linke, “There are certain places where natural elements create landscapes that seem ethereal; unique colors that only happen a few times of year.”
Linke graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, which allowed him to remain on the coast and continue his investigation of the water. He has since sold his artwork both commercially and privately, and exhibits his work in various venues around California. Ryan Linke lives and works in Venice, California.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

dnj Gallery-- upcoming events

 1. Saturday, October 19th, 1-3pm
Lou Stoumen's
"The Naked Eye" 
Film screening and Conversation


2. November 9th, 7:00 pm  
Electronic Punjabi Classical Music:


*register on Eventbrite: $20 tickets


 3. Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30pm 

*RSVP required—office@dnjgallery.net or 310-315-3551; donations at the door

Friday, October 11, 2019

dnj Gallery presents a Collaboration between Art and Music

... featuring Daniel Cainer and 
the work of Karen Amy Finkel Fishof.

Thursday, October 10, 2019




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"Daniel Cainer’s ever-evolving one-man show of unique stories and songs is smart, funny and timely. His deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are entertaining with brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes.  A fourth generation British Jew, Cainer shares his sense of identity via a musical exploration of his ancestral roots. His performance is distinguished by a clever and original use of language and a talent for bringing characters to vivid life. Cainer is honest, edgy, touching and unpredictable!"

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Ellen Cantor


Multiple Exposure Photographs by Ellen Cantor Evoke the Pleasure of Childhood Reading

Still life photographer Ellen Cantor meditates on memories imbued in familiar objects. In her series ‘Prior Pleasures’, Cantor uses her childhood book collection to create multiple exposure images documenting the literary loves of her youth. Each image features a single book on a black background, with the pages a blur between the illustrations, cover,  and end page art.
Read More ...




"Prior Pleasures is currently being shown at:
 Orange Coast Community College
Fine Arts Building
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
*through the end of October, 2019

OR it can be viewed at dnj Gallery

Monday, September 30, 2019

dnj Gallery Opening Reception-- "Radiate" by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof and"Aquatic Figments" by Ryan Linke

Saturday, September 14th


dnj Gallery's opening reception for two of its current exhibitions, “Radiate”, by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof and “Aquatic Figments”, by Ryan Linke.

"Radiate" (in the Main Gallery) is a collection of photograms, camera-less images that are made by placing objects on sensitized paper, and exposing all to light. According to Finkel Fishof, this technique allows her to share her thoughts and ideas, and  “I consider it drawing with light. It gives me the strong imagery and narrative, with hidden subtleties, … ” The artwork explores themes such as religion, parenting and politics. “Protest”, for instance, asks several questions regarding the Women’s March in 2017. “What was going through the minds of the women at the Women's March? Why were they there? Did they have a common purpose or did they come for different reasons?” 

Born in the Bronx, Finkel Fishof became involved in the New York art scene in the 1980s, frequenting clubs with other known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, She apprenticed under artist, Marylyn Dintenfass and was greatly influenced by her dynamic color schemes and thematic artworks. Finkel Fishof attended Syracuse University where she received a BFA in painting. She studied a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, where she first started creating photograms under the same professors that worked with Gilbert and George. Finkel Fishof has generated art in a variety of settings, such as window display business creating designs for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn and HMV record stores. She then took courses in graphic design, which introduced her to arranging the details on a flat surface. Presently, a large amount of her work is in private collections.

In Gallery II, dnj Gallery introduces Ryan Linke with a project entitled “Aquatic Figments.”
His large-scale, wood panels merge colorful, photographic images with the pigment and
texture of a base material. An example of such combination is “Infinite Horizons,” which
especially illustrates the cross of colors between the image and the wood. Linke’s natural
color palette is inspired by the uniqueness of our massive ocean.  His work becomes
almost meditative, and focuses our concentration on a single point of reference. According
to Ryan Linke, There are certain places where natural elements create landscapes that
seem ethereal; unique colors that only happen a few times of year.” 

Linke graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, which allowed him to remain on the coast and continue his investigation of the water. He has since sold his artwork both commercially and privately, and exhibits his work in various venues around California. Ryan Linke lives and works in Venice, California.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

dnj Gallery presents a collaboration between art and music

 Sofar Sounds (secret gigs and intimate concerts)
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. 


On Wednesday, September 25, dnj Gallery hosted a Sofar Sounds concert. 
This concert featured:  @amykimahn , @walkneyofficial , and @calvinarsenia.

Look for news of the next concert at dnj Gallery by following sofarsoundsla.com

Pamela Schoenberg-- PROFILE

The owner/director of dnj Gallery:



Giving Back to a New Generation!

by Trisha Bennett

"For the past thirty years…Pamela Schoenberg has had her finger on the pulse of the Art World. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she began her own photography career in college. Her undergraduate project “Boys” — was a success and allowed her to gain notoriety in the art world. She was awarded a commission to photograph the Ethiopian Jews as they immigrated and acculturated into the State of Israel. The series was entitled “Mitiku Family.”In 1998, she was awarded the “Artist-In-The-Community” grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. She created a body of work featuring five neighborhoods of LA’s Vermont Avenue. It is in the collection of the Huntington Library in San Marino, Ca. In Los Angeles."  



She continued with her photography all while raising a family. In 2007, she opened her own gallery. dnj Gallery is currently located on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. She found it fascinating coming back into photography gallery owner. Most of her photography was shot in the pre-digital era. Schoenberg has always had a strong sense of giving back to her community. She donates her time to not for profits and loves working with children and young artists. “I feel as if it is important to teach an understanding of art, the origins of ideas or perceptions. The educational programs are designed to elicit a response from those looking at a piece. I love having a conversation with young people about images: they find the answers from within themselves.”


In 2014, she exhibited several student shows. “It was fun, and rewarding to help and teach these kids how to design and curate an exhibition.” She curated an exhibition entitled “When did it Stop Being Fun?” about the stress that teens face in high school. “I compiled an exhibit with photographs, drawings, a video and an installation. Much of the show was completed by me, but I also asked several kids to make images to represent the situation, how they were feeling, and how they believed that others felt.


She said that she finds being a gallery owner and director has been truly rewarding. “I really enjoy my interactions with the artists. I love looking for dnj Gallery artists, finding others that agree with my thoughts and philosophies. And, writing about them: it’s almost a puzzle to decipher what is in their mind or what their work says.”


When asked what she tell young people who would like a career in photography who are just starting out…she replied, “Be true to your own ideas. Instead of trying to photograph many different subjects, focus on one, and do it well. Personal energy really shows.”


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

dnj Gallery presents Hung Liu

THIS LAND ...


OCTOBER 24- DECEMBER 7

NANCY HOFFMAN GALLERY
520 WEST 27TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001

(Hung Liu is a Professor Emerita at Mills College, Oakland, California (the graduate school of Pamela Schoenberg)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Karen Amy Finkel Fishof

"Where Rock and Photography Meet Art"
By Ivor Levene- writer for the Los Angeles Beat


"Coming up on Saturday, September 14 is the opening reception for Karen Fishof's opening reception solo exhibition titled, "Radiate". ..." (read more)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Darryl Curran

"A Moment in Photo History", 1978-2000
Photographs by Darryl J. Curran


Opening reception:  SEPTEMBER 15th 2-5PM

"A Moment in Photo History started as a tongue in cheek documentary project. It evolved from another project titled “L.A. Art Events in Fall 1978. Gradually I realized that most of the openings, lectures, discussions and parties that I attended were photography based.  L.A. Art Events morphed into A Moment in Photo History. The project aimed at supporting and raising awareness of Photographs as Art. My aesthetic stance for the photographs swung between “social landscape” and “snapshot”. I engaged humor and off kilter visual puns and well as straight ahead group and solo portraiture.

The project was most intense during the 1980’s. As the photographic medium became more popular and accepted by the larger art world, the need for this project wained and fewer Photo History picture have been made. In a way, the success and acceptance of photography and photographs doomed the project. And all is well."

  Sunday, September 15-Saturday, October 26

as-is gallery
1133 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.610-4110


* Photographs by Darryl C. Curran  will be exhibited at dnj Gallery from January 11– February 29, in the exhibition entitled, "The Path of Darryl Curran:  from the 1960s – the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography)."  It will be a retrospective of his work from the 1960s to the present.



Friday, August 30, 2019

dnj Gallery artist - Darryl J. Curran






"PHOTOGRAPHERS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS: J.K. LAVIN AND DARRYL CURRAN"

"I started this work in the late 1970’s. Influenced by Paul Outerbridge, I set out to make my own color photographs in an old fashioned way, with camera separation. Creating photographs in this manner encourages inaccuracy and serendipity, mistakes and happy accidents. Using the triad color filters; red, blue and green with black and white film I was able to re-create the original color of the scene via Kwik Print (a non silver process), photo silkscreen or preferably, the dye transfer process." by J.K. Lavin (read more)

* Photographs by Darryl C. Curran  will be exhibited at dnj Gallery from January 11– February 29, in the exhibition entitled, "The Path of Darryl Curran:  from the 1960s – the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography)."  It will be a retrospective of his work from the 1960s to the present.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

dnj Gallery artist - Karen Amy Finkel Fishof

Karen Amy Finkel Fishof will be participating in
September 5-8, 2019



3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Black and White, Life Sized, Large Scale Photograms will be Available

PRIVATE VIEWING at the Hanger
Thursday Sept 5, 2019 from 6pm-10pm

*The photograms by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof will be exhibited at dnj Gallery from September 14th - October 26th 

Interview with Hung Liu - a graduate professor of dnj Gallery Director Pamela Schoenberg



UCCA Director Philip Tinari, Beijing interviewed Hung Liu on Why He Wanted to Bring the First Major Picasso Show to China, Now


She will have an exhibition in Beijing beginning on December 6, 2019.

To tell the story of Picasso in China is to tell the story of China itself, Tinari argues... Click here to read the full interview.


Hung Liu is a Professor Emerita at
Mills College, Oakland, California (the graduate school of Pamela Schoenberg).  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

LACP's Sixth Annual Members' Exhibition Opening Reception


Saturday, August 10th, 2019

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) proudly presents its Sixth Annual Members’ exhibition, a beautiful collection of photography selected by Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside. CA. Douglas selected 50 images (from 39 photographers) for the exhibition at dnj Gallery, showing August 10 – 31, 2019. As part of its mission, LACP strives to support its Members in many ways, including this annual exhibition, open to Members only.


A big part of LACP’s mission is to provide “focused programming for youth and low-income families, and community outreach.” We take this very seriously. As a staple in the photographic community, our organization recognizes the importance of giving back by providing education in the photographic arts for underserved youth and other non-profits. This is accomplished through strategic programming at local schools, one-one-one mentoring, supporting local raffles or benefits, and providing our facility to those organizations in need.


dnj Gallery Artist Ellen Cantor

dnj Gallery Artist Ellen Cantor was featured by Peerspace as one of "the The 7 Best Fine Art Photographers in Los Angeles".

From the article:

"Ellen is a visual artist exploring nostalgia with her widely exhibited work. Using still-life images, she explores in photos the cerebral action of remembrance. Her work is an exploration of objects tied to a sentimental past — suitcases, clothing, etc. — all of her subjects move through time and invite you to think about your relationship with life itself. About her own work, she says, “My images are conceived in the family album. By photographing and re-contextualizing precious mementos I have sought to understand how life proceeds and then, ultimately, disappears.” "

See more of Ellen Cantor's work on our websiteartsy page, and in the gallery, currently featured in the Collection Room -- through August 31st.


Monday, August 12, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist - Robert Von Sternberg "Unlikely Conversations"

Unlikely Conversations: Selections from the University Art Collection

California State University, Northridge Art Galleries is pleased to present the exhibition Unlikely Conversations: Selections from the University Art Collection. Drawn from the University’s conceptually and formally diverse collection of historically significant artworks, the 70+ objects in the exhibition represent a variety of artists from the mid-twentieth century onwards, and include drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures.
The mission of the collection is to encourage learning and research for students, faculty, and members of the local community; and enrich the CSUN campus by loaning works to publicly-accessed spaces on campus. Unlikely Conversations marks the first time a significant number of works are brought together in an exhibition dedicated to the Collection’s legacy.
Launched in 1977 by a generous donation of drawings, paintings, and prints by acclaimed artist and CSUN Professor Emeritus Hans Burkhardt, the University Collection now holds more than 2,000 artworks by other emeritus faculty, alumni, and artists from the San Fernando Valley, greater Los Angeles area, and beyond. In subsequent years, Burkhardt continued to augment the collection with his work as well as work by other artists from his personal collection until his death in 1994.
A number of works on display include prints by Lita Albuquerque and Ed Ruscha from Cirrus Editions, Ltd.; photographs and silkscreens from the Andy Warhol Foundation; artworks by CSUN Professors Emeriti Bob Bassler, Karen Carson, Marvin Hardin, and Robert von Sternberg; and early California works by Maynard Dixon, Paul Landacre, and Granville Redmond. In addition, the Galleries are delighted to exhibit the recent gift of former faculty member Fritz Faiss’ paintings and prints.

Exhibition Dates: August 26 – October 15, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 26, 5:30 - 8pmGallery Talk: Monday September 9, 10am

Venue:Main University Art Gallery



** Robert von Sternberg will be in the upcoming group exhibition this November. 



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Open Show 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 pm                                                organized by The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)

at dnj Gallery                                               

             3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
(doors open at 6:30 pm for light reception)

Featured Presenters

Exhibiting Members’ of the Los Angeles Center of Photography – 6th Annual Members’ Exhibition
Presenter names TBA
Presenters have 15 minutes each to introduce one project.

About OPEN SHOW LA

OPEN SHOW LA provides a forum for our local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. Several times a year photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers of Los Angeles gather at different venues around town for an evening of live presentations and lively conversations.
OPEN SHOW LA Co-Producers
Richard S. Chow (losangeles@openshow.org)
Jonas Yip (jonas@openshow.org)

About LACP

LACP (www.lacphoto.org) is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting photographers and the photographic arts. The organization provides high-caliber classes, local and travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts, including grants, need-based scholarships, and focused programming for youth and low-income families.
Devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages, LACP offers nearly 150 classes and workshops each year with some of the most respected photographers in the world. Certificate programs are available in addition to a One-Year Professional Program. LACP supports its Members through one-person and group gallery exhibits in addition to producing four annual contests/exhibitions.

Admission: FREE


Tickets: Select your free ticket(s) amount below and then choose “Add to Event Cart.”

Parking: Meter and street parking available.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ocean Park Art Walk at dnj Gallery

A community driven event hosted by local businesses.


The first annual Ocean Park Art Walk, organized by dnj Gallery and the Olympia Club, was on Saturday, August 3rd from 11 am - 4 pm. We had a day of local art, music, vendors, and food trucks.


Participating venues: Bark Williams, Breedlove Beauty Lab, Love Coffee Bar, Caruso Tailors, Coffee Bean & Tea Leafdnj Gallery, Fast Taco, Food Trucks (Chuck Wagon Fusion, Fancy Captain, Skewers Land), Grayhorse Picture Framing, Il Forno, Mrs. Winstons, Object SalonOlympia Club, O2 Chiropractic & Wellness, Troy Mitchell, Uplifters Kitchen...and more (all the red balloons)!



Monday, July 15, 2019

An Evening of Indian Classical Music and Community Art


dnj Gallery and LA House concerts host:

Sameer Gupta & Kamaljeet Ahluwalia
Friday, July 26, 7p.m.





In Santa Monica for just one evening, the New York City-based percussionist Sameer Gupta will be performing a unique musical experience with LA-based santoor player Kamaljeet Ahluwalia. Their performance will feature intricate rhythms and improvisational melodies based in the deep tradition of Indian classical raga music. Gupta has regularly performed at Lincoln Center NYC, SFJazz, Nehru Centre London and NYC MoMA, while Ahluwalia has written and produced numerous film and television scores globally.

This performance will be set against the beautiful background of the exhibition "Collaboration" which features photography of the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

A big part of LACP's mission is to provide “focused programming for youth and low-income families, and community outreach.” As a staple in the photographic community, the organization recognizes the importance of giving back by providing education in the photographic arts for underserved youth and other non-profits.