Saturday, November 20, 2010

dnj Gallery Welcomes Mark Giorgione To The Family

dnj Gallery welcomes its new Assistant Director -- Mark Giorgione. Mark moved to Los Angeles in 2000 from Atlanta, Georgia. He studied Graphic Design and Art History at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Before joining dnj Gallery, he worked with the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts and Rose Gallery as Registrar, Head Preparator and Associate Director.

dnj Gallery is open Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th)! Please come meet Mark and see the Eggleston exhibit.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Opening Reception Photos- "William Eggleston: On The Road"

Thanks to everyone who made it out for our William Eggleston opening last Saturday! It was a great turn out and we all had so much fun. Hope to see you all again sometime soon. The exhibition will run through January 29th just in case you want to come back for round two. :-)

Here are some photos to enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tom Stone - Stand Up For Kids Event

Be sure to join dnj Gallery artist, Tom Stone, as he premieres his short film which documents his American Poverty and Street Kids series of photographs tomorrow at SPACE 15 TWENTY from 7-10pm. This is a not to be missed event, so we hope you can make it out!

Tom Stone Event

Tom Stone Opening Reception Photos

Thanks to all who came out for Tom's sneak preview event last Saturday! Here are a few photos to enjoy. :-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tom Stone Featured on LENSCRATCH

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce that Tom Stone is currently featured on Aline Smithson's LENSCRATCH blog! Thanks for your continued support and interest Aline. :-)

Tom Stone
By: Aline Smithson

Tom Stone is not afraid to look at difficult subjects straight in the face. The opening image on his website is a testament to the that fact.

Tom Stone_Beavis
Tom Stone, Beavis: Young Homeless Man Beavis, San Francisco, August 2006, silver gelatin print

Tom was born outside Mexico City, and spent most of his childhood with his mother communally in Los Angeles' famed Source Family; and after its dispersion, in various nomadic settings in Hawaii and California. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Computer Science, he worked in Silicon Valley for a number of years in investment banking and in the technology industry.

He is a documentary photographer known for his portraits of people living along the edges of society. His photography shares perspective with the work of Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus and Sebastião Salgado.

His upcoming exhibition at the DNJ Gallery in Los Angeles opens with a sneak preview on November 6-9th. (Immediately following will be an exhibition by William Eggleston running through January 29th.)

I photograph people who skirt the edges of things; people whose connection to the broader flow is murky or obscured. Mistaken as less or different than they are; they aren’t really seen and don’t really belong. That is everyone sometimes, but for some it is more often. I try to establish a line for a moment. I hope to connect and through this I see the most beautiful and heartbreaking things. To my thinking, the original human trauma is our separation. We are too close not to need each other and too far to trust each other.

Click here to read the full statement and view additional images by Tom Stone.