Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Michael Eastman and Maria Luisa Morando Exhibitions on "The Photo Exchange"

dnj Gallery would like thank Jim McKinniss for his recent blog post on The Photo Exchange regarding Michael Eastman and Maria Luisa Morando's current exhibitions!

Plexagraphs and Silver are currently on view through May 28, 2011 at Bergamot Station, so be sure to stop by for a visit.

dnj Staff

Michael Eastman_GW #2_30x30
Michael Eastman, GW 2, 2010,
plexagraph (plexi w/lightjet print), 30" x 30"

Maria Luisa Morando_Silver V
Maria Luisa Morando, Silver V,
2009, c-print, 48" x 48"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cynthia Greig News

Congratulations to dnj Gallery artist, Cynthia Greig, for her recent inclusion in Fred Torres' LIVE FROM DETROIT group exhibition opening next Thursday, April 14 from 6-8pm!

curated by Monica Bowman, Director of The Butcher's Daughter

Artists include:
Kevin Beasley
Susan Goethel Campbell
Kate Daughdrill
Christina Galasso
Dick Goody
Cynthia Greig
Chido Johnson
Leon Johnson
Laith Karmo
Nate Morgan
George Rahme
Marvin Shaouni

This endeavor is aimed at creating fresh discourse beyond economy and geography and offers a fresh perspective on the work happening in our community today. Creative culture moving forward: steadfast in the goal to transform our lives in the image of our design.

From the Fred Torres Collaborations press release:

Curator Monica Bowman says it best, "Artists working in Detroit have access to almost unlimited resources: raw materials, land, vast enclosed spaces, low rent, a viable community committed to cultural renewal. Choices beyond blind circumstance. Through economy we have reclaimed and rediscovered abundant options and fleeting luxuries: time, space and the notion of closeness. Our work: symbiosis for the sake of sustainability (i.e., what I need you may have: what can I offer you?)"

The artists in LIVE FROM DETROIT have a unique view of the socio-economic developments of the past few years and are able to interact and react to the events shaping Detroit, producing an exciting commentary about the state of one city, on the soil of another. This exhibition creates context for artists operating within a certain geographical boundary. It exposes their work to a national audience and illustrates the scope of their imprimatur. The goal is to foster discourse about community, materials, social intimacy and sustainability. Works on view include collage, installation, monoprints, objects d'art, painting, photography, public interventions/relational aesthetics, sculpture, video and works on paper.

Fred Torres Collaborations
527 West 29th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10001

Friday, April 1, 2011

Huffington Post and Artweek LA - Michael Eastman Exhibition

We would like to thank Bill Bush for his recent post on dnj Gallery artist Michael Eastman and his new Plexagraph exhibition running now through May 28, 2011. Thanks for all you do Bill!

dnj Staff

In this new series, Eastman focuses on much smaller objects, windows and building design elements. Opens March 26 at dnj Gallery.

Michael Eastman_GW #2_30x30
Michael Eastman, GW 2, plexagraph, 2010, 30" x 30"

Michael Eastman's prior work featured photographs of richly colored American landscapes and captivating architectural settings. In this new series, he focuses on much smaller objects, windows and building design elements. As before, Eastman portrays a nostalgic elegance. But the artwork is as much about the presentation of the photograph, as the photograph itself. Eastman has developed a new process, a layered, sculptural photograph. As he states, "I have worked with all kind of mediums and surfaces and techniques that seemed to mostly 'artify' the surface of the image but left the image still only representational. After years of exploration, I discovered a new medium that enabled me to create abstractions and print them so they now were my photographs of my paintings."

This is Michael Eastman's second solo show with dnj Gallery. He has exhibited across the country and his work is included in several esteemed institutions, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, The High Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.