Friday, June 22, 2012

Ginny Mangrum featured in Bay Area Currents 2012 at Pro Arts, Oakland

dnj artist Ginny Mangrum is included in one of the Bay Area's most well known exhibitions, Bay Area Currents 2012 at PRO ARTS gallery, Oakland.

Ginny will be showing new images from her ongoing project, Night Moves.

What we can't see but want to see is art
Bay Area Currents 2012


What we can't see but want to see is art.

Bay Area Currents 2012 
Selections by Renny Pritikin
Director, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
Exhibition Opens Tuesday, July 3

Featured artists:
Torreya Cummings, Kyle Dunn, Adrienne Heloise, Ginny Mangrum, Bridget May, Masako Miki, Tressa Pack, Ari Salomon, Sofia Sharpe, Matthew Taylor, Kate Thompson, Chris Thorson, Mathew Zefeldt 

July 3 - August 24, 2012
Artists' Reception: Friday, July 6, 6pm (First Friday)
Artists' Talk: Friday, August 3, 6pm (First Friday

See PRO ARTS for more details.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

dnj Gallery Together with TreePeople Present a Special Two Part Event with dnj Gallery Artist Dan Shepherd, July 14 and July 21

Part I: @ dnj Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Saturday, July 14, 2:00 pm: Come listen to photographer and conservationist Dan Shepherd talk about his exhibition, "Blinded by Science" at dnj Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station. 

Part II: @ TreePeople, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am: Improve your photography and take a closer look at nature on a photo walk with Dan Shepherd. Shepherd will host a walking tour of Coldwater Canyon Park, where TreePeople is headquartered. During the photo walk, Shepherd will share some of his tips and perspectives about photographing plants and nature.


Space is limited. Please RSVP to one or both parts of this event: dnj Gallery, (310) 315-3551 or

About the Exhibition: The trees of Manhattan's Central Park arrive in Santa Monica in Shepherd's "Blinded by Science" series. With these works, Shepherd complements his focus as an environmental scientist and a student of botany. In his photographs, he portrays the gestures and personalities of the his subjects, along with their beauty.

About the Artist: Dan Shepherd has a master's degree in environmental science from Columbia University and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England. He holds a B.A. in Japanese from the University of Oregon. His work has been shown in various locations throughout the country, and has been featured in several recent publications, including: "The Orion Magazine," "The F-Stop Magazine - Abstraction" and "Lenscratch." This is his first show at dnj Gallery.

About TreePeople: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, their work is about helping nature heal our cities. TreePeople's mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Work from dnj Artist Robert von Sternberg entitled "Road Trip"

dnj Gallery is pleased to present a new project from artist Robert von Sternberg, "Road Trip."

Santa Barbara, 2010/2011, archival inkjet print

Santa Cruz, 2010/2011, archival inkjet print

"Travel has always been a joyful experience for my beautiful bride of 39 years and me. A road trip is one of our favorite ways to selectively revisit favorite areas and to explore new unfamiliar locations. While my wife is always pursuing fresh and profound scenic beauty, I seek out less obvious opportunities to create definitive photographic images -- especially when I encounter crowded places that appear to me as oddly vacant. This series captures some of those overlooked roadside attractions and social landscapes that are such a big part of my travels." -Robert von Sternberg, June 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Check Out the Photo's from the Weekend's Opening: Dale Johnson & Dan Shepherd

dnj Gallery sends out a big "Thank You" to all those who made it out to our most recent opening for Dale Johnson's "By the Sea" and Dan Shepherd's "Blinded by Science"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Exhibition Opening Tonight: Dale Johnson and Dan Shepherd

New Exhibition:  Dale Johnson "By the Sea" and Dan Shepherd "Blinded By Science"
Opening Tonight June 9, 2012 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Come and meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments

Dan Shepherd, Fagus #1, 2008, archival pigment print on parchment paper with deckle edge, 24" x 36"

Dale Johnson, Beachcombing, 2011, digital pigment print, 30" x 30"

Dreamy views of the shore capture the imagination in Johnson’s “By the Sea” series.
Johnson is an accomplished artist who worked with charcoal, gouache, watercolor, and
pastel for several decades but eventually turned to photography to satisfy her desire for
a sense of spontaneity. Inspired by both Pictorialism in photography and Pointillism in
painting, Johnson seeks to create with the quick click of the shutter the soft, hazy effects
she cherished in her work in other mediums. Johnson states, “[m]y art education led
me to appreciate the quality of light, form and texture and how they set the tone or
mood for my photographs in composition, palette and texture.”

Johnson earned her B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She has
exhibited across the country, and as a winner in the Emerging Focus Photography
Competition, her work was exhibited at Photo L.A. 2012. In 2010, Johnson’s
photographs were published in “Color Magazine,” Special Issue #10, and “Urban
Country Landscape,” The Worldwide Gala Awards. Johnson lives and works in Carmel,
California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The trees of Manhattan’s Central Park arrive in Santa Monica in Shepherd’s “Blinded by
Science” series. With these works, Shepherd seeks the antidote to his view of the
world as an environmental scientist and student of botany–someone so “blinded by
science” that trees are more subjects of study than objects of beauty. By treating the
leaves and branches of trees as parts of an abstraction, Shepherd rediscovers the
aesthetic wonders of nature. He states, “I am using the artistic power of abstraction to
create images of some of my favorite plants and trees, which helps me filter out the
science details and lets me focus on the pure beauty of nature.”

Dan Shepherd has a master’s degree in environmental science from Columbia University
and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Garden,
Kew, England. He holds a B.A. in Japanese from the University of Oregon. His work
has been shown in various locations throughout the country, and has been featured in
several recent publications, including: “The Orion Magazine,” “The F-Stop Magazine –
Abstraction” and “Lenscratch.” This is his first show at dnj Gallery.

For more information about the exhibition and the artists click Here

For a map and directions to the gallery click Here

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Laura Parker featured in "Hidden Visions" Opening Friday June 8th

Hidden Visions
Laura Parker (US), Caleb Gharland (US), and Kristina Bengsston (SE)

The opening of 'Hidden Visions' at KONTORprojects is set for Friday the 8th of June in Copenhagen, Denmark

"Hidden Visions" is a study on the meditative world of photography, one quite forgotten at times. It is an
exhibition that aims to explore the crossover between our traditional view of photography, and one that is free of the (potential) restraints of a camera. Whether it be through photograms manipulated negatives, or projections,
there is an appealing nature to the study of how the
photograph can be pushed forward, beyond its traditional
state, into new perspectives, new methods, and, all the
while, getting an interesting look back at the world of photography.

KONTORprojects has the pleasure of showing three
photographic artists as part of the "Hidden Visions"
exhibition: Laura Parker, Caleb Charland, and Kristina
Bengtsson will all be showing their personal camera-less work.

The product of this is mechanical and organic, poised and accidental, meditative and simple, simultaneously.
Laura Parker sees the unseen, creates a world of lost
objects and perspectives. Caleb Charland visualizes
organisms as chemically manipulated, grotesquely
beautiful negatives. Kristina Bengtsson realizes the
miniscule individuality in found places, and forgotten
corners. Together they give us a vast, spanning view
of the world of the poetic, camera-less photography.

For info about KONTORprojects click here