Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cynthia Greig News

Congratulations to dnj Gallery artist, Cynthia Greig, for her upcoming solo exhibition titled "Cynthia Greig: Subverting The (un)Conventional" at the Oakland University Art Gallery in Rochester, MI! The exhibition will run from January 7 - February 20, 2011 and there will be an opening reception on Friday, January 7th from 5-8pm.

To see more of Cynthia's work in person, please stop by the gallery.

Cynthia Greig, Representation #37 (Camera),
2006, c-print, 20" x 16"

Cynthia Greig has shown her photographs nationally and internationally in numerous solo exhibitions most recently at the Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, and the UNO Art Space, Stuttgart. Her work is represented in major collections including the George Eastman House International Center for Photography, Rochester, NY; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Coleçao Foto Arte/Arte 21, Brasilia. This is her first solo project in Michigan and spans two decades of work.
A conceptual artist, Greig uses the authority of photography to challenge conventions of image making about gender, identity and truth. Whether exploring nineteenth century mores as a reflection of our own conformity, or testing the limits of appropriation, ideology, or respectability, her work is often embedded in autobiography or its fictional antithesis. Her provocative photographs demonstrate the undermining eye of her underlying antiauthoritarianism, which is inherent in all her work.
Greig’s artistic practice divides her interests into discrete bodies of work. She fuses conventions and anticonventions into a revealing and intriguing view of how both can be subverted and manipulated to change attitudes, raise questions about the truth of an image, and challenge assumptions about what is real, what is desirable, and what is false.
This exhibition reprises New Eden: The Life and Work of Isabelle Raymond (1993-present) and includes an installation/reconstruction of a 19th century room containing some of Isabelle Raymond's photographs. Recent bodies of work represented in this survey exhibition include: Likeness of Being, Nature Morte, and Growth Gravity. The exhibition includes a seventy page full-color catalogue.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bill Sosin News

If anyone is in Chicago over the holidays, please stop by JS Graphics to see some of Bill Sosin's "City Rain" images in their display windows! They will be on display from December 9th – January 15th, so be sure to swing by. If you're in LA and want to see more of Bill's images in person, please stop by dnj Gallery.

Sosin_JS Graphics Win

Saturday, December 4, 2010

David Trautrimas ARTnews Review

dnj Gallery artist, David Trautrimas, is featured in the December issue of ARTnews magazine! Congratulations David! If you would like to see more of David's work in person, please stop by the gallery some time. We are more than happy to pull out images for review. :-)

ARTnews review Trautrimas_Page_1
ARTnews review Trautrimas_Page_2

Suzy Poling News

A big congratulations to dnj Gallery artist, Suzy Poling, for her solo exhibition at Queen's Nails Projects in Valencia San Francisco!

Curated by Julio Cesar Morales, "Zone Moduled" is a geometric catalog of myth, chemical experiments and light interferences. Poling’s static collage work combines layers of paint, silkscreens and metallic materials that explore minimalism as well as optical overloads. This show encompasses painted collages, photography, video and installations with glass screens, mirrors, refractive lenses and sound. Concepts of early Science Fiction imagery and ideas of “Future” are played out in two dimensional form and then into fourth dimensional form as light refraction and kinetic experiences occur. The trajectory of the work all stems from a similar place as the build of materials is just as important as the dilapidation. The idea of materialism blurs with consistent break down of object, landscape, chemicals, video interference and light projections.

Along with 20+ static pieces, multiples videos and projections will be obstructed by reflective lenses creating visual modulations, ever changing geometry and light synthesis. Suzy Poling is also Pod Blotz, an experimental sounds project lavished with tape manipulation, organ drone and electronics.

Poling_Zone 217

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

dnj Holiday Miniature Editions 2010

dnj Gallery is pleased to present Holiday Miniature Editions - a special series of limited edition, photographic-based works by fourteen gallery artists. Almost all of the pieces are 5" x 7," printed in an edition of ten and all are $100. (Two of the artists' work are panoramic in order to fit with their style.) Created to entice your inner art collector and encourage art-giving this holiday season, the miniatures provide an affordable way to build a contemporary photography collection. Please contact the gallery for further information.

Miniature works are available by:

Bernadette DiPietro, Helen K. Garber, Richard Gilles, Benjamin Lowy, Ginny Mangrum, Jane O'Neal, Laura Parker, Suzy Poling, Annie Seaton, Bill Sosin, Tom Stone, Andrew Uchin, Anne Veraldi and Robert von Sternberg.

Jane O'Neal_Red Shoe
Jane O'Neal, Red Shoe, 2010, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Robert von Sternberg_Columbia Ice Field
Robert von Sternberg, Columbia Ice Field, 2009,
archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Bill Sosin_N.W Highway
Bill Sosin, N.W Highway, 2010, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Helen K. Garber_Westwood
Helen K. Garber,Westwood, 1999, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Annie Seaton_Shred Mini
Annie Seaton, Shred Mini, 2010, archival pigment print with
acrylic inks, 5" x 7"

Andrew Uchin_I Can
Andrew Uchin, I Can, 2010, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Richard Gilles_Mad Greek Espresso
Richard Gilles, Mad Greek Espresso, 2010,
archival pigment print, 3.5" x 9"

Benjamin Lowy
Benjamin Lowy, PNG Yacht Club, 2006,
archival pigment print, 5" x 10.5"

Suzy Poling_Moss Beach
Suzy Poling, Moss Beach, 2010, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Bernadette Di Pietro_Artifact #6
Bernadette Di Pietro, Artifact #6, 2007,
archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Anne Veraldi_Filament Detail
Anne Veraldi, Filament Detail, 2010,
archival pigment print, 7" x 5"

Laura Parker_Inverse_Rubbing
Laura Parker, Inverse Rubbing, 2010,
archival pigment print on Japanese Washi paper, 7" x 5"

Ginny Mangrum_Stored
Ginny Mangrum, Stored, 2010, archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Tom Stone_Skyler After the Rainbow
Tom Stone, Skyler After the Rainbow, 2009,
archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Laura Parker News

Congratulations to dnj Gallery artist, Laura Parker, for her inclusion in "Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water" taking place at the Long Beach Museum of Art January 14 - April 3, 2011!

Laura Parker_Collecting Pool
Laura Parker, Collecting Pool, chromagenic monotype prints,
installation of 5 panels, 82" x 48"

Influential Element will feature over 30 contemporary works by California-based artists who seek to explore the infinite ways in which water impacts our everyday life. The exhibition will feature works in a variety of media, including oil paint on a variety of surfaces, photography, video, color pencil, and mixed media. Furthermore, it is especially fitting that Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water debuts in a city in which water has historically played a vital and complex role, both from a recreational standpoint and as a major source of industry and commerce supporting Port operations. Not only will this exhibition offer breathtaking images of water, but it will also reflect upon our increasingly complex relationship with the element - immersing the audience in a visual conversation about this unique element.