Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gregori Maiofis Print Sold at Phillips London Auction

On June 29th, Gregori Maiofis' print, "A Diagram for Teaching an Alternative Theory of Evolution, 2007" sold at Phillips de Pury and Company's London auction for $10,525.

A Diagram for Teaching an Alternative Theory of Evolution
Gregori Maiofis, A Diagram for Teaching an Alternative Theory of Evolution, 2007, bromoil and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 49 1/4 inches

Currently on display at DNJ Gallery is Gregori's exhibition entitled Proverbs showing now through August 29, 2009.
Gregori Maiofis, A Taste for Russian Ballet, 2008, unique bromoil, 29 x 26 inches

Re-figurative Ordering and Gregori Maiofis Opening Photos

Please stop by the gallery to see our group show entitled, Re-figurative Ordering, guest curated by Kaucyila Brooke, and Proverbs by Gregori Maiofis in gallery II. The show will run through August 29, 2009.

View photos from the opening below:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Re-figurative Ordering and Gregori Maiofis: Artist Reception Saturday June 27, 2009 from 6 - 8pm

DNJ Gallery is pleased to announce its current exhibition, Re-figurative Ordering guest curated by Kaucyila Brooke, which features the works of several local artists, as well as artists from abroad. Gallery II features the work of Gregori Maiofis, in the show entitled Proverbs. Both exhibitions run from June 27 through August 29, 2009.



Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Mid-City West Art Walk and Artist Talk with Anne Veraldi

Please join DNJ Gallery and artist Anne Veraldi, from 5 - 9pm Saturday, June 20 for the Mid-City West Art Walk.
Anne Veraldi, Filament#3, 2006, 20x30 inches, digital c-print

DNJ will be hosting the event, and food will be catered by Sante La Brea. Artist Anne Veraldi will also be here to give a talk of her work at 5:30pm. Over 40 galleries in the Wilshire, La Brea, and Beverly Blvd area open their doors for this event. To download a map of the galleries, please visit the MCW website, and be sure to join the after party hosted by LDC Design Studio, locted at 450 South La Brea Avenue, for art, music, food, and drinks starting at 8pm!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

One of Art Scene's Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions: Jane O'Neal's Environmental Memory: Part I - Home Grown

DNJ's current exhibition, featuring the work of Jane O'Neal, is featured in the June issue of Art Scene. This show is only open for three more weeks. Please stop by!

Root Ball, 2008, archival ink jet print, 44 x 34 inches

A. Moret

Rather than photograph plant life thriving and decaying in situ, Jane O’Neal brings a flatbed scanner to her backyard and scans birds of paradise, persimmons, and gnarled root balls. In her manipulation, handling, and recording of delicate objects O’Neal transforms natural elements into computer-generated objects. Therefore the prints in “Environmental Memory: Part 1--Home Grown” depict subjects that no longer exist. Instead O’Neal’s digital c-prints become the memory of her former home grown environment. Whether it’s “Apple Cactus,” depicting a rotted and blackened apple (a symbol of longevity and endurance), or “Persimmion #1,” in which O’Neal has granted us access inside the dying petals, “Environmental Memory” is a show about transition. “Root Ball” is an unearthed web of roots that appear to continue growing with ferocity even though they have been removed from the soil. The root is drenched in contrast--as it is still stained by the dirt and overexposed by the glare of the scanner. By uprooting the root ball, O’Neal demonstrates that “we’re all in transition,” and confirms that we are never living in a single environment but moving from one to the next (DNJ Gallery, West Hollywood).


A big thank you to all the guests who attended Jane O'Neal's artist talk during the Muse Art Walk on May 30th. Jane gave a wonderful lecture which included information about her newest exhibition titled, Environmental Memory: Part I - Home Grown, now showing at DNJ Gallery through June 20, 2009, as well as information regarding her career as an established photographer.