Friday, December 14, 2012

Some snaps from our Artist Talk with Melanie Walker

dnj Gallery would like to extend a very warm "thank you" to all who attended our Artist Talk with Melanie Walker last Saturday.  Here are some quick snapshots taken by one of our attendees.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bergamot Station Holiday Open House Saturday December 15, 12-5 pm

Join us:
An Exclusive Holiday Event

 There will be holiday refreshments, unique gift shopping and festive live music. 
Plenty of parking is available at Bergamot Station as well as 5 hour metered parking along Pennsylvania Avenue and free parking at Crossroads school.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Interview with Sharon Harper on Photo Eye Blog

Check out this interview with Sharon Harper done by Anne Kelly featured on the the Photo Eye blog regarding her recent book From Above and Below.

You can view the entire interview at the Photo Eye Blog here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sharon Harper: Upcoming Events

Sharon Harper will be holding a book signing for her book From Above and Below (Radius books, 2012) at PULSE Miami.

Saturday December 8, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Rick Wester Fine Art
Booth E-203
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida

Solo Exhibition

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Solo Exhibition From Above and Below
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Lakewood, Colorado

Exhibition on View January 8 - February 16, 2013
Opening Reception with the Artist:  Friday, January 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information about the show and directions click here.

Upcoming Exhibition with dnj Gallery

Solo Exhibition From Above and Below
dnj Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
First Solo Exhibition in Los Angeles

Exhibition on View: March 2 - April 13, 2013
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday March 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

To view information about Sharon's upcoming exhibition with dnj Gallery, click here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Suda House featured in Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Suda House will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego beginning on November 29th.

Her piece Juno Lucia, from the series Aqueous Myths,  will be featured in the show.

For more information about the exhibition please visit the museum's website here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thank you to all who attended our Artist Talk with Suda House

dnj Gallery would like to extend a huge thank you to all who were in attendance of our Artist Talk with Suda House on Saturday October 13, 2012.  Here are some photos of the event:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University

"The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to announce Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf. This exhibition will open to the public with a lecture and reception, Friday, October 19, and be on view through Saturday, November 16, 2012. The exhibition is part of a broader discussion of the relevance and role of books and libraries in the arts and humanities. A panel discussion on October 24th "Books, Text and Information" will broach such topics as the future of the book, the importance of stacks and browsing, and forms of scholarly production and authorship. Panel members include Ron Day, Professor of Library and Information Science, Ian Meares, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, and Dawna Schuld, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art, and moderator Emilee Mathews, Interim Director of the Fine Arts Library. Receptions in the Fine Arts Library and the Grunwald Gallery will follow. 

Spector is an eminent figure in the artists' book and book arts communities and an internationally known artist and writer. He has published numerous artists' books as well as editing the critical volume The Book Maker's Desire: Writings on the Art of the Book. Spector has lent his critical voice to numerous publications, including American Craft, Artforum, Art Issues, Art on Paper, Exposure and New Art Examiner. He is also a co-founder of the magazine WhiteWalls. Among his many awards, Spector received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2005. He also received Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowships in 1991, 1982, and 1985, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in 1991. He is currently the dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf features Spector's large, sculptural installations of books and his Polaroid works. The installations, including The Library of Babel, comprised of 4,500 books, and a piece featuring books by Indiana University authors, all borrowed from Indiana University's libraries. These installations invite commentary on the logic and poetry of the arrangement of books, and ask us to consider the function of the book object. His oversized Polaroid prints further investigate the themes of meaning and form, authorship and ownership, and the physical experience of reading.

He will be signing his recent book "Buzzwords: Interviews with Buzz Spector." This selection of six interviews spanning nearly thirty years showcases Spector's ideas about art, books, libraries and his own history of reading. Spector describes and elucidates his installations, book objects and photographs within an intellectually rich context, provoking stimulating conversation and thought. Spector has designed new page art especially for this publication, including a section that he has individually hand-torn for each book. 

This program is sponsored by the College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University Libraries, the Fine Arts Library, and the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility."

To learn more about this event visit Grunwald Gallery's website here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cynthia Greig featured in Upcoming Group Exhibition

                       BODY/OBJECTS: Works by 10 Photographers
                  October 12 – December 22, 2012 
Body/Objects: Works by 10 Photographers is a curated group exhibition added as a special project for FOTOFOCUS, the first biennial celebration of photographic arts in Cincinnati. Body/Objects will open in conjunction with the two solo FOTOFOCUS exhibitions currently on view at Carl Solway Gallery:
Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows) and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes.
Opening reception for all three FOTOFOCUS exhibitions at Carl Solway Gallery: October 18, Thursday, 5-8 pm.
Artists included in Body/Objects:
Sarah Charlesworth
John Coplans
Anita Douthat
Cynthia Greig
Ann Hamilton
Suzy Lake
Amanda Means
Laurel Nakadate
Cindy Sherman
Hannah Wilke
Body/Objects: Works by 10 Photographers includes a selection of recent and vintage black-and-white and color photography spanning the last thirty-five years (1977-2012) by artists from the United States and Canada.
The exhibition features various approaches to depicting the human body and  objects related to human presence.  It will include photographic documentations of ‘body related actions’ and artists’ performances that were staged or produced as self-portraiture. Light sources become key elements in many of the works, ranging from available light within the artist’s own studio, to natural daylight utilized outdoors within the landscape, to artificial studio lighting.  The final images may incorporate techniques such as photograms (produced without a camera) or pinhole camera photographs transforming figures within an architectural space.
For more information or images, please contact Michael Solway at or 513-621-0069.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dan Shepherd's work featured in Paige Lauren's Infant Lookbook

Dan Shepherd's tree images from his collection "Blinded By Science" create the backdrop and mood for Paige Lauren's luxury infant clothing line's new look book.  Here are some of the photos from their website:

To view more images and check out Paige Lauren's new infant clothing collection click here.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Opening: Suda House's "Beneath the Surface"

We are sending a very big thank you to all who  made it out to our most recent opening for Suda House's "Beneath the Surface."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Patrick Nagatani: Medium, Meditation, and Mu

Carol Chase Bjerke and Patrick Nagatani  are collaborating on their most recent show at the Common Wealth Gallery Medium, Meditation and Mu.

The exhibition with be open October 12th through the 28th, 2012.  There will be an opening reception Friday October 12, from 5 to 8 pm.

The exhibition will be featuring Carol Chase Bjerke's ENSO in conjunction with Patrick Nagatani's "Tape-estries".

"The Carol Chase Bjerke/Patrick Nagatani collaboration started more than six years ago. It is based on mutual creative support, and has been nurtured by common interests and experiences - including healing from similar cancers, a passion for process in their work and ideas, and finding resources in Eastern philosophical and aesthetic traditions. 

Nagatani’s large “tape-estries” are meticulously-layered depictions of Buddhist deities. The complexity of symbolic reference in the imagery is complimented by the simplicity of the materials used in construction, i.e. ordinary masking tape “painted” over photographic prints. This is the first major showing of this body of work. 

Bjerke’s ENSO installation applies the Japanese name for circles of enlightenment to photographs of the circles she routinely draws with medical supplies as part of her on-going healthcare. In this presentation, a grid of one hundred and twenty gelatin silver prints provides the focus for an intimate meditation space. "

Common Wealth Gallery
100 South Baldwin Street
Madison, WI 53703

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4:30 pm, and by appointment
Phone: (608) 238-3201, or (608) 334-3201

For more information about the exhibition click here

Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Signing and Reception with Sharon Harper

Radius books and ARTBOOK D. A. P. 

Book Signing and reception with Sharon Harper

Thursday, September 13, 2012
7:00 p.m.

ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase
7174 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323. 969.8985

Friday, August 31, 2012

dnj Artist Bernadette DiPietro participates in FOOD

dnj Gallery artist Bernadette DiPietro has had several of her painted eggs featured in Fibre Arts Design's show FOOD.

"The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design presents Food, a curated art exhibition examining the relationship between food, life and art. Twelve artists explore the theme from the fields, to the markets, to the table. Highlights include: batik designs on the surface of blown chicken eggs by Bernadette DiPietro; photographic collages printed on aluminum panels by Maynard Hale Lyndon; and pasta-themed colored pencil/pen sketches by Sam Smidt, whose work is in the permanent collection of the SFMOMA and the Smithsonian."

The exhibition will be open from September 6th to October 21st, 2012.  There will be an artist reception held on Thursday, September 6th from 6 - 8 pm. 

Fibre Arts Design Studio
935 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650.485.2121">Click here to learn more about the show and to get directions to the gallery.

Sharon Harper: Noorderlicht International Photography Festival

Noorderlicht International Photography Festival

                                                                                  Sun/Moon(Trying to See through a Telescope), 2011
                                                                                                Solstice No. 3, 2011 Jun 21 12:35:34 PM

Sharon Harper is participating in the 19th Nooderlicht International Photography Festival in the Netherlands.  The Festival opens on September 1st, 2012.  Harper's photographs will be on display as part of the main exhibition, Terra Cognita, about the relation between man and nature.  The exhibition with be on display at Museum Belvedere in Oranjewoud-Heerenveen, the Netherlands through October 7, 2012.

Harper will be giving a lecture in conjunction with the festival and release of her upcoming first monograph From Above and Below (Radius Books) on Sunday, September 2nd.  The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m.  at Museum Belvedere Oranje Nassaulaan 12, Heerenveen.  The event is free with museum admission.

Click here for more info about Nooderlicht Photography Festival.  Click here for more info about Terra Cognita.    Click here for more info about Sharon's lecture.

Book Signing in Los Angeles

Join Harper for a book signing and reception for the release of her first monograph From Above and Below at ARTBOOK@PaperChase.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
7:00 p.m.

ARTBOOK@Paper Chase
7174 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
On the corner of Formosa and Sunset

Friday, August 17, 2012

Many Thanks to all those who participated in our Water Gardens Event

Here are some snap shots from our event last Wednesday where we hosted a Summer evening of Art along with the Santa Monica Museum of Art