Tuesday, November 26, 2013

dnj's 2013 Holiday Hours

dnj Gallery will be open Tuesday - Saturday, from 10a - 6p with the exception of the following days:

Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, November 27: 10a-4p
Thursday, November 28: Closed
Friday, November 29: 2p-6p
Saturday, November 30: 2p-6p

Tuesday, December 24: 10a-3p
Wednesday, December 25: Closed
Thursday, December 26: 2p-6p
Friday, December 27: 2p-6p
Saturday, December 28: 2p-6p
Tuesday, December 31: 10a-3p

Wednesday, January 1: Closed

Still looking for that perfect gift? Consider giving a dnj holiday miniature! See our website for more details.

For more information, please contact the gallery.

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santa monica, california 90404

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clay Lipsky featured in PHOTO+, premier Korean magazine

dnj artist Clay Lipsky has been featured in PHOTO+, Seoul's premier photography magazine. The six page spread includes an interview with Lipsky and showcases his series In Dark Light.

Clay Lipsky's six page spread in PHOTO+ magazine.

Photographs from Clay Lipsky's In Dark Light series were recently shown at dnj Gallery in our Claude Cahun and After exhibition. More photographs from In Dark Light can be viewed at Lipsky's artist page on dnj's website. If you are interested in viewing or purchasing photographs from Lipsky's series, please contact us.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sharon Harper's upcoming exhibition in Madrid

dnj artist, Sharon Harper, will be showing her photographs taken in Halsnøy, Norway, at Galería Arnés y Röpke in Madrid from November 26 to January 17, 2014. This is Harper's fourth solo show with Galería Arnés y Röpke.

For more work by Sharon Harper, please see her dnj artist page.

Halsnøy Norway, Summer Solstice 
Sharon Harper

Galería Arnés y Ropke is pleased to present Halsnøy Norway, Summer Solstice, Sharon Harper's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, on view November 26 - January 17, 2014

Dusk, Halsnøy, Norway, June 2012

In this series of photographs the horizon between the sky and sea—a formal devise that locks us into thinking about a "landscape" or a "seascape"—is eliminated to re-introduce a relationship between the sky and sea. A photograph of the sky and one of the sea directly below it are exposed at sunset. The pair of photographs from the same evening are displayed next to each other as diptychs. The light at this moment of dusk is fugitive, as is the motion of the sea, pushing the limits of photography to chart fleeting, recurring phenomena of the day, time and weather. The pairs of photographs were made on consecutive nights at dusk in Halsnøy, Norway from June 10-26, 2012 during a time known as White Nights. 

Sunset-Sunrise (Halsnøy, Norway), June 2012 Summer Solstice

These photographs were made on consecutive nights during the week of the summer solstice, a time known as White Nights in Norway. These photographs measure the night in terms of light rather than darkness. Made with 4x5 transparency film exposed through a pinhole camera, they are each the cumulative light from when the sun sets (approximately 11:15PM) until it rises (approximately 4:15AM). 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Recent Claude Cahun photograph sale

A vintage Claude Cahun photograph recently sold at Christie's. Claude Cahun was a female photographer active in France and Jersey (Channel Islands) during the 1920's-1940's. Her work focuses on identity and gender, which was revolutionary for the time.

Claude Cahun, Autoportrait, 1929, tirage argentique, 23.8 x 17.8 cm. (9 3/8 x 7 in.)

Claude Cahun was the initial inspiration of dnj's recent exhibition, Claude Cahun and After. Our show featured four vintage self-portraits by Cahun, alongside work by five different contemporary photographers whose series explore similar themes of identity.

Five contemporary photographers: Clay Lipsky, Tam Tran, Corey Grayhorse, Sia Aryai, and Ni Rong, were featured alongside four vintage Cahun photographs at dnj Gallery's recent exhibition.

Three of the four featured Cahun photographs are currently available for purchase at dnj Gallery. dnj's vintage Cahuns can be viewed here. If interested, please inquire at the gallery about all works available.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

dnj Featured Artist: Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker, Nautilus,
2012, digital transfer onto metal, 18" x 24"

Featured Artist - Melanie Walker

For the months of November and December dnj Gallery is offering a 15% discount on photographs by dnj artist Melanie Walker.

Please contact the gallery for information about all works available. Mention this deal to receive your discount.

Melanie Walker's photography facilitates a visual dialogue with her father.  In “Wanderlust,” Melanie combines images from a decade of travels to investigate experiences of time, place and memory.  In creating this series, she was influenced by her father’s writing:  “I remember a time, I remember a place, I try to return, It is not here. / The time was here, the place was then.  I am now, not then. / Place, time and I happened together, but not again.”

Melanie Walker is an Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices, Photography at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. from Florida State University.   Her work is in the permanent collections of museums across the country, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.  Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

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santa monica, california 90404

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gilles's work in SF Camerawork's annual benefit auction

dnj Gallery artist, Richard Gilles, will have his work featured and up for bid at SF Camerawork's annual benefit auction this December.

SF Camerawork's annual benefit auction is one of their largest fundraisers. If you find yourself in the Bay Area before December 6, try to stop by SFC and see Richard Gilles's featured work during their art preview. If you can attend the auction on November 7, please consider helping to support this non-profit photography organization.

Can't make it to the auction? dnj has some of Gilles's work at the gallery. If interested please contact us.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Announcing dnj's Holiday Miniatures

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of our annual Holiday Miniatures. These original photographs, 5 x 7 inches, made by dnj Gallery artists, are in editions of six. Priced at only $100 + tax per photo, dnj Gallery's affordable minis make great gifts!

Please contact the gallery for information about all works available.

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santa monica, california 90404

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Photos from our opening artist reception for Alain Laboile and Dale Johnson

Photos from our reception, which was held last weekend for our two new exhibitions: La Famille and Paris Portfolio. Both exhibitions hold strong ties to France. In the Main Gallery, French photographer Alain Laboile's exhibition features charming and compositionally engaging family photos taken at his home in the Bordeaux region of France. In Gallery II, Dale Johnson's contemporary photographs of Paris are created to relay an old feeling to the city while capturing the natural light.

Both exhibitions will be on view until January 4, 2014. Make sure to stop by dnj to see these exhibitions before the closing date! We hope to see you at the gallery soon.

Alain and one of his daughters greeting gallery visitors.

Dale Johnson and friend admiring the exhibition.

Alain Laboile and Dale Johnson meeting at the reception.

Jock Sturges, mentor and friend to Alain, came to the opening as well.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Upcoming Exhibition: Alain Laboile & Dale Johnson - Artist Reception Sat. Nov 2nd

La Famille


Alain Laboile, Dune, 2012, digital pigment print, sizes vary

Paris Portfolio
Dale Johnson, Les Vitrines Parisiennes, 2008, digital pigment print, 15" x 11"

November 2 - January 4, 2014

dnj Gallery presents two exhibitions with strong ties to France.  “La Famille” by Alain Laboile, a French photographer, will be in the main gallery.  Dale Johnson’s “Paris Portfolio” will be in Gallery II.  Both exhibitions will be on display from November 2, 2013 through January 4, 2014.

Childhood is the central theme in Alain Laboile's series.  Using his own children as models, he seeks to evoke the universal yet fleeting qualities of childhood, including freedom, curiosity, and a lack of inhibition.  Similar to the American photographer, Sally Mann, Laboile records a combination of spontaneous moments of childhood repose, revealing striking pictures of imaginative play.  He explains: “Though my work is deeply personal, it’s also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer[s] to enter my world and reflect on their own childhoods.”

Laboile is the father of six and lives with his children and his wife, Anne, in Arbis, France.  Laboile was a sculptor for many years before turning to photography in 2004, first as a means of preparing for and documenting his sculptural work and then as an artistic pursuit.  His photographs have been exhibited in France, Cambodia and Japan.  “La Famille” is his first exhibition in the United States.  He is scheduled to publish a collection of his images with Steidl Verlag next year.

In her “Paris Portfolio,” Dale Johnson was inspired by her own family roots in the city and her family members’ connection to the arts there in the nineteenth century.  She “wanted to ‘draw’ the ‘Old Paris’ – the City in its various facets; narrow lanes, old buildings, busy cafes and shops with their window displays.”  She employs the method she has developed of shooting with a plastic camera lens on a sophisticated digital camera to give her images a soft and grainy effect, which she further enhances with an additional layer of texture.

Johnson was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently splits her time between Carmel, CA and Santa Fe, NM.  Johnson earned her B.F.A. in graphic design from the Art Center in Pasadena.  In 2008, she began experimenting with photographic lenses that would allow her to combine the aesthetics of her painting style with the immediacy of a photograph.  She has exhibited her photography across the country.  In 2010, Johnson’s photographs were published in “Color Magazine,” Special Issue #10, and “Urban Country Landscape,” The Worldwide Gala Awards.  As a winner in the Emerging Focus Photography Competition, her work was exhibited at photo l.a., 2012.  This is her second solo exhibition at dnj Gallery.

2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404

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