Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sanchez brothers and Miracle Mile Art Walk this Saturday

Please join DNJ Gallery this Saturday, March 21st from 1-6 pm for the Miracle Mile Art Walk and the current exhibition by Carlos and Jason Sanchez. More than 40 art galleries and art museums participate in the Art Walk held on the third Saturday of each month in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles. March galleries include galleries on La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard. The Holly Trolley shuttle, courtesy of Councilmen Tom La Bonge and Jack Weiss, will make a continuous loop stopping near galleries (look for balloons for trolley stops), beginning at 1:00 p.m. at 170 N. La Brea Avenue. A map of the galleries and bus stops will be available at each gallery and online.

Sanchez-Train watcher
Train Watcher, 2006, digital c-print, 48 x 60 inches



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Eileen Cowin at Pasadena City College

Eileen Cowin's new exhibition "Simply Because You're Near Me" at the Pasadena City College Art Gallery opens March 13 and runs through May 2, 2009. The artist will be giving a public lecture on Monday, March 23, 7 PM. The reception will follow the lecture from 8:30 - 9:30 PM.

To view some of Cowin's earliest post-graduate work from the 1970's please visit the DNJ website.


"Simply Because You're Near Me," an exhibition by Eileen Cowin, will feature two new video installations created specifically for the Pasadena City College art gallery. Cowin is Pasadena City College's twenty-third annual Artist-in-Residence.

Actors break into song, argue the merits of sentimentality and comment on the structure of the fiction they are inhabiting in "Sentimental Over You," a work that commands the main space with a large projection screen suspended in the center of the gallery. Stories will unfold in a split-screen format, as actors sing classic love songs as part of the narrative.

Cowin- sentimental over you

A second new work, "Blow Me a Kiss," invites viewers to explore the multiple meanings that are suggested by a single gesture; gallery visitors are surrounded by sixteen discrete video channels, each one presenting the face of an individual in the act of blowing a kiss.


A brochure, with an essay by artist Shana Lutker, will accompany the exhibition. "Cowin's work is focused on relationships-between fact and fiction, private and public, cause and effect, language and image, truth and lies," Lutker writes. "To investigate these binaries, Cowin often uses personal relationships as a subject. She explores the problems of representing love and intimacy, of depicting stories with images and the discomfort that arises upon encountering constructed or staged emotions."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Michael Eastman featured on NPR

"Vanishing America" - Michael Eastman's book and series of work, is featured on the NPR website:

"Nostalgia is at the heart of Michael Eastman's "Vanishing America." In the footsteps of pioneering color photographers such as William Christenberry and William Eggleston, Eastman has trekked across America to capture the melancholy vestiges of pastimes and times past."

To read the rest of the article, click here.  To see more images or get more information on "Vanishing America" visit the DNJ website or call the gallery.

Michael Eastman
digital c-print
37 x 41 inches