Saturday, June 15, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist -- Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker was recently featured in The Magazine, which covers contemporary  arts and culture in Santa Fe and New Mexico, in their Photography Portfolio section.

Walker discusses her most recent project, Song for My Father: A Posthumous Collaboration, "a photo-based project rooted in the archives of her father Todd Walker’s 1950s career as an advertisement photographer". This project was shown in the dnj Gallery exhibition "Progression". The pieces can be seen upon request at the gallery.

Read the article here

Monday, June 3, 2019

dnj Gallery exhibition -- "Development"

"Dilettante" Review

Conatus II, 2019

Alice in Wonderland, 2013

Lunch Date with Mike Bailey Gates I, 2013

Diana, 1986

These dnj Gallery artists are exhibited in "Development" through July 6.

"The eponymous Development at dnj Gallery showcases clear artistic growth by the each of the exhibiting artists. The simplest demarcation of evolution in artistry is change as opposed to repeating a successful note over and over until the key breaks. Often times growth in itself is a challenge for artists who, upon finding their voice, lose the daring and impetus for new melodies. Genuine art is not concerned with evanescent anxieties which may sink the songs of novel and timeless beauty that are possible to be created in every phase of life. And this exhibition gladly demonstrates such courage to create."  
by Joseph A. Hazani

Friday, May 31, 2019

dnj Gallery -- arts collaboration

Private screening of Oscar winning film:  

Private Screening with a conversation by dnj Gallery owner/director, Pamela Schoenberg, dnj Gallery artist, Suda House and one of the film's executive producers, Sophie Ascheim.

and a special presentation by Suda House, and her "Women Bleed" project.
"For the last year and a half I have been collecting images of women published on the front page of major newspapers. The criteria for my selection, was that these women and chil- dren must be in some kind of distress or suffering. ... So I chose the most private and personal of objects that women use when they bleed. I used a digital transfer process to apply these images onto sanitary napkins. My intent be- came to heighten the viewers’ awareness that women bleed [and suffer]."

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

dnj Gallery artist -- Gil Kofman

"Leni's Last Lament" (a new play by Gil Kofman)
A victim of fake newsier a misunderstood artist?  Hitler's notorious image-maker sets out to re-edit her past.

May 10-18th
New York City


Saturday, May 25, 2019

dnj Gallery artist -- Ellen Cantor

is presented in the current exhibition  
Ellen Cantor examines light, time, and memory, and their combination through various junctures. She looks at colors, shape, and texture, as well as studying the passing of a period.  Her images display a flow, through beauty and awe that can only circulate through this kind of mixture.  Cantor begins considering the light, and how it changes within a certain phase (from morning to night, summer to winter, or one year to the next).  An investigation of the past (in a general purpose) and her personal history subsequently compliments this transition in time.  “By photographing and re-contextualizing precious memories, I have sought to understand how life proceeds, and then, ultimately disappears.  I document the artifacts of the past in order to enrich the present.”

Upcoming Southern California Shows:
1. 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design at The Boddy House at Decanso Gardens
April 21 to May 19, 2019

2.  Los Angeles Center of Photography Fine Art Exhibit --  “What’s In Your World?”  
June 20 - July 26, 2019
Everything I Gave Away 1"

3. Orange Coast Community College --  exhibiting “Prior Pleasures”
September 30 - November 1, 2019 
"Little Women"

Upcoming New York show:
1. Rick Wester Fine Art, Inc.-- “Circles and Squares"
June 13-August 2 
“Stuffed Animals I Gave Away” from the series “Letting Go/Holding Back"

Monday, May 20, 2019

dnj Gallery -- arts collaboration

Worth New Yorkwith stylist - Sigal Byrnes
hosted a trunk show at dnj Gallery to reveal their summer collection.

Monday, May 13, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Melanie Walker

Installation at Magazinno de Sale in Cervia, Italy

This installation was created to be in conjunction with the "Artevento International Art Kite festival" that took place from April 20-May 1st.

Situated in an ancient Etruscan salt storage space that once housed 39’ of salt, this artwork will be used as a template in a photo festival next year in Portugal.

Monday, April 15, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist -- Corey Grayhorse

dnj Gallery artist Corey Grayhorse was recently interviewed for Voyage LA Magazine.
(read more ...)

* her artwork can be seen in the upcoming exhibition, “Development”, from May 18 - July 6.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

dnj Gallery artists Dylan Vitone and Melanie Walker-- "A Dilettante review"

Dylan Vitone:
"Sprinkler", South Boston Project Pittsburgh Project

"Beetle Burn", Wanderlust

These dnj Gallery artists are exhibited in "Progression" through May 11th.

“At dnj Gallery’s typical espousal of the avant-garde in contemporary photography, Dylan Vitone strikes a chord at the seemingly anachronistic journalistic recording of human affairs. I say anachronistic because with the zeitgeist inundated with portable hand-held cameras powering stronger technology than space missions decades ago, there is a shift in the lens’s perspective. Cameras are now actively used to create solipsistic worlds where only the creator exists; rather than having the lens observe the world, our society chooses to have the lens observe itself ..." - Joseph A. Hazani

Read more ...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

dnj Gallery artist Dylan Vitone

MoonArk, a project by Carnegie Mellon University faculty, students, and collaborators including dnj Gallery artist Dylan Vitone, was recently shown at "Hors Piste", the annual festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which this year focused on the moon and its place in arts and culture.

MoonArk will be sending a cylindrical museum to the moon, comprised of four chambers containing images, music, and other objects with the intent "to direct our attention from the Earth outward, into the cosmos and beyond and reflect back to Earth as an endless dialogue that speaks to our context within the universe."

Explore the MoonArk here.

Monday, April 8, 2019

dnj Gallery artist -- Melanie Walker: "Catalyst Interview"

dnj Gallery artist -- Melanie Walker:

"Catalyst Interview"
Archival Pigment Print on Kozoa 

 "... because Melanie has been at this a long time, and has been shaping some extremely well developed bodies of work. Not only is she an accomplished and prolific artist, her father was as well. The "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" is in full effect here, and it shows. In fact, after some discussion with Melanie about how enormous an influence he was on her, it was decided to not just examine this influence with some of my questions in the interview, but include a brief history of Todd Walker with a selection of his own work as well." see more
Melanie Walker's photo-based artwork will be shown in the upcoming exhibition, "Progression" opening on March 23rd.

Monday, March 25, 2019

dnj Gallery exhibition Opening Reception

Featuring: Sia Aryai, Ray Carofano, Dylan Vitone, and Melanie Walker

“Progression” is designed to show the conceptual character of dnj Gallery artists.  The pieces are based upon certain notions and ideas.  Art is an outlet for innovation and reflection.  The different series are an alternate way to show their views.  As a continuation of the previous exhibitions, since September, these artists’ thoughts and beliefs, or fundamental ideas are revealed in a gradual advancement of their artwork through the years.  

Exhibition runs through May 11th

Sunday, March 24, 2019

dnj Gallery artist Melanie Walker

"Whichcraft", a group exhibition including photographic pieces by dnj Gallery artist Melanie Walker at the University of Colorado, Denver, Next Stage Gallery.

"Whichcraft" features thoughtful compositions that defy boundaries of traditional expectations for photographic bodies of work and challenges notion of what defines an image.  To practice "Whichcraft" is to alter the nature of reality through engagement with curiosity and the magic of photography.

April 4 - April 27

Next Stage Gallery
14000 Curtis Street
Denver Performing Arts Complex
College of Arts & Media

dnj Gallery artist --Ellen Cantor @ PhotovilleLA

dnj Gallery artist Ellen Cantor exhibiting at PhotovilleLA with 
LACP at the Annenberg.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

dnj Gallery artist-- Suda House

dnj Gallery artists -- Suda House, and her newest series, "Women Bleed," is mentioned in the February newsletter for Days For Girls for the Los Angeles chapter:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

dnj Gallery Artist Ray Carofano

Close at Hand, Recent Photographs by Ray Carofano at Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery will be exhibiting Ray Carofano's recent work, which documents images from the artist's San Pedro neighborhood. 

“I am a hunter not a farmer. I do not cultivate images, I find them. The camera is a tool that educates me on what’s going on around me. I reside in the Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, 5 blocks from the main channel where container ships, cruise ships and tugboats come and go, day & night, among the hammerhead cranes. The commercial / industrial environment of San Pedro, Wilmington & Long Beach offers a wealth of visual material. It may be gritty but if you look hard enough you discover geometric beauty in the concrete and steel, while surrounding parks and beaches offer a tranquil contrast.”
-Ray Carofano

Close at Hand, Recent Photographs by Ray Carofano
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery 
March 9 - April 27
Artist's Reception Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 4 - 7 PM

dnj Gallery Artist Ellen Cantor

Review of Exhibit at West Hollywood Library

Beverly Press Newspaper recently featured dnj Gallery artist Ellen Cantor, whose "Prior Pleasures" series was exhibited at the West Hollywood Library.

Click here for the article.

"Prior Pleasures is deeply influenced by my love of literature. This series explores memory and preservation of the past while ensuring the creation of a visual legacy for the next generation. The books photographed for this series are the ones I have carried with me since childhood. My mother read them to me and, in turn, I read them to my children, carrying on a tradition of the written and spoken word."
-Ellen Cantor

Sunday, February 24, 2019

dnj Gallery artist -- Darryl Curran's Artist Reception

dnj Gallery artist Darryl Curran - "Sun : Shadow"

Darryl Curran was in the gallery to discuss his artwork and answer questions about his two bodies of photographic work currently exhibited: solar photograms – SUN, and color prints – SHADOW. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

"Sun: Shadows" Darryl Curran

Now through Saturday, March 2 

Darryl Curran

Curran exhibits two bodies of photographic work:  solar photograms – SUN, and color prints – SHADOW. 

For SUN, the solar photograms document small objects, leaves, tools, lace, etc., and are contact printed onto paper coated with gum pigment solution. A skylight in the gallery offers a real-time demonstration of the role of the sun in the process of exposing a photogram during the exhibition.

SHADOW features photographs that focus on fleeting traces of shadows cast upon a projection screen. The screen metaphor fuses the act of photographing black and white film through RGB filters, deconstructing the scene. Digital applications reconstruct the scene to reveal nuanced colorful shadows.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sia Aryai's Artist Reception

dnj Gallery artist reception -- "Griffith Park"  

Saturday, February 9

Sia Aryai defines beauty in his pieces. He explores not only the outward appearance of an object, but also the spirit and passion. The images in “Griffith Park” describe not only the color and shape, but with the appearance of the personality and gesture too.

PAC members visit the Andrew Schwartz Collection

as they visit the current exhibition, 
"European Photography Between the Wars"

Saturday, February 9

led by Andrew Schwartz

Most of this body of work provides a look at the "New Objectivity" movement.  These photographers have a more documentary approach, a more precise way of seeing, which is in response to the previous method which used a Pictoralism style. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Kaleidoscope concert

dnj Gallery enjoys an evening with 
Wednesday, February 6, 7:30pm

dnj Gallery artist Sia Aryai
with the music --
Arnold Schoenberg
String Quartet No. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 21 in D Major K.575

Monday, February 4, 2019

Opening Reception

Current exhibition:

"What's New?"
Featuring:dnj Gallery artists

Gallery II 
"Media Icons"
LA Marler

Installation Room
"European Photography Between the Wars"

Andrew Schwartz Collection

Opening reception
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Click here for the press release.