Friday, December 27, 2013

Jock Sturges on Alain Laboile

"The secret would appear to be fourfold. 

1) He has an amazing level of physical and mental energy. Simply put, he's very strong. 

2) He has a huge advantage in never having studied photography at all and thus labors with no limits to his creativity. It's a bit ironic for me to set this down as a strength because when I am teaching I am forever abjuring young photographers to invest themselves as deeply as ever they can in the history of both photography and all the other arts as well. But in Alain's case his inherent aesthetic genius (the word is well applied) is usefully liberated by the absence of preconception and exterior influence. 

3) Alain has worked as a successful sculptor working in iron for much of his life. He executes works, often large and very elaborate, on commission all over France. Thence come his physical strength and aesthetic muscle to which I can add my perception of his exceptional creative discipline. 

4) Alain's family -- the subject of the vast majority of his photography. Simply put, Alain and his wife, Anne, are wonderful parents who allow their children to be remarkably free in a beautiful landscape. I have visited them several times and was so very impressed by how much the children loved both their parents and each other(!) as well, and by how profoundly uninhibited and creative they were in how they interacted with and played in their home environment. In fact, I was so very impressed by the beauty of this family that I find myself impatient with the artifice of written language to adequately express the wonder of people and place. Only Alain's pictures do that at all well. They tell the truth.

- Jock Sturges on Alain Laboile

Alain Laboile, Le cirque, 2011, digital pigment print, 19 x 13 inches 

Alain Laboile, Autour du bassin, 2011, digital pigment print, 19 x 13 inches

Alain Laboile, Les bocaux, 2012, digital pigment print, 19 x 13 inches

See Alain's work at dnj Gallery. Alain's exhibition, La Famille will be up through Saturday, January 4. 

For more information, please contact the gallery.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Give the gift of art with a dnj Gallery Holiday Miniature

Holiday Miniatures Installation at dnj Gallery, 5" x 7", editions of 6

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift?

Give the gift of art with a dnj Gallery Holiday Miniature.  Our dnj Gallery artists have created unique prints that are indicative of their original artwork. These pieces are 5 x 7 inches and are only $100 + tax.  All are printed in a limited editions of six. For the photographer, art lover or design enthusiast in your life, these prints are a distinctive and affordable way to begin an art collection.

To see all of the available 2013 dnj Gallery miniatures, click here.

Please contact the gallery for information about all works available.

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santa monica, california 90404

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lipsky's experience at the Lishui Int'l Photographic Culture Festival feat. on Lenscratch

dnj artist Clay Lipsky's experience at the 2013 Lishui International Photographic Culture Festival has been featured on Lenscratch. To read more about Clay's experiences and to see insider pictures from his trip, check out the Lenscratch article here.

"Several months ago curators Yan Li and Blue Mitchell invited a select group of photographers to exhibit at the 2013 Lishui International Photographic Culture Festival in China. This festival occurs every other year and is an event I was aware of as an array of American photographers have shown there in the past thanks to Yan Li.  For 2013 a much smaller group would be attending representing alternative process based works in a show called Unconventional Photography. It was an exciting opportunity for me as I had never been to China and quickly jumped at the chance. Consequently flights were booked, travel visas acquired and prints made, but it all still seemed like a dream based solely in emails and fantasy. It wasn’t until I was making a connecting flight in the Beijing airport, with portfolio in hand, where I encountered fellow photographer, Bill Vaccaro, when things finally began to feel real. Upon arrival in Wenzhou we were greeted at the airport by some smiling faces with warm greetings and the real adventure began..."  - Clay Lipsky in Lenscratch

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Andrew Uchin featured on Lenscratch

dnj artist, Andrew Uchin was recently featured on Lenscratch for his The Reader Series.

"Andrew Uchin's project, The Reader Series, does just that as he explores the book-as-object and an individual's engagement with said object through added text and the wear and tear of a cherished possession. Like an archeologist, Andrew has uncovered how we interact with the printed page."
- Andrew Uchin: The Reader Series, Lenscratch

Andrew Uchin: The Reader Series on Lenscratch

Andrew Uchin, We Talk You Listen, 2011, archival inkjet print, 11 x 14/16 x 20/20 x 24 inches
Andrew Uchin, Seeing Through Feeling, 2011, archival inkjet print, 11 x 14/16 x 20/20 x 24 inches

To see the entire Lenscratch article about Uchin's work, click here. For more of Andrew Uchin's work, see his dnj artist page here. For more information on prices and availability, please contact dnj Gallery.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Saturday, December 14: Bergamot Holiday Open House

This Saturday, Bergamot Station will be holding our Holiday Open House from 12-5pm.

Bergamot's Holiday Open House was featured as's Pick of the Week! See the full article on Bergamot's event here.

You can see dnj Gallery's current exhibition, featuring Alain Laboile's La Famille and Dale Johnson's Paris Portfolio this Saturday. dnj Gallery will also have our 2013 Holiday Miniatures on display and will be offering a 15% discount on works by our featured artist of the month, Melanie Walker.

Please join us this Saturday, December 14 from 12-5pm, for free treats, festive entertainment, and holiday shopping at Bergamot Station. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New interview with Alain Laboile

Alain Laboile, Pool!,
2011, digital pigment print, 19" x 13"
Alain Laboile, Dune,
2012, digital pigment print, 40" x 26"

New interview featuring Alain Laboile. Read more about Laboile's interview here.

You can see dnj Gallery's current exhibition, featuring Alain Laboile's La Famille and Dale Johnson's Paris Portfolio through January 4. 

For more information, please contact the gallery.

2525 michigan avenue, Suite J1
santa monica, california 90404

For directions to our gallery, please click here
dnj Gallery is now on Artnet, so be sure to check us out.
dnj Gallery is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

R. Dean Larson featured in exhibition at LA Art Association

Los Angeles Art Association's 2013 Open Show will feature work by dnj artist R. Dean Larson. The show was juried by Jenny Gheith, assistant curator at SFMOMA. This exhibition opens with a reception that will be held this Saturday, December 14th from 6-9p at Gallery 825. The show will run through January 10, 2014. For more information, please read below or contact LAAA/Gallery 825.

R. Dean LarsonHydroGraphic 162 and Sketch 162, digital inkjet print, 2013, sizes vary

dnj's upcoming exhibition will feature R. Dean Larson's HydroGraphics series. This upcoming exhibition, which will also show black and white photographs by Robert von Sternberg, will be open from January 11 - February 22, 2014. This opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 6-8pm at dnj Gallery. For more information regarding this exhibition, please contact dnj Gallery.

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2013 Open Show- LAAA's signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art. The 2013 Open Show debuts at Gallery 825 on Saturday December 14, 2013 and runs through January 10, 2014.

Juried by: Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator,
                San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Featured artists: Ted Andersen, Leslie Awender, James Bently, Candace, Biggerstaff, Liza Hennessey Botkin, Chuka Susan Chesney, Lynne Deutch, Christina Downs, Yi-Mei Fan, Linda Folk, Walter Frederick, Lesley Goren, Barrie Goshko, Harry Gundersen, W. Mark Hafeman, Chong Hahn, Brooke Harker, Shelby Jay Harris, Carolyn Holden, Scott Davis Jones, Christian Karl, Yoichi Kawamura, Colleen M. Kelly, Michael Kelly, Linda Kosoff, Elana Kundell, Teresa Lakier, Leslie Lanxinger, R. Dean Larson, Sandra E. Lauterbach, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Ahree Lee, David Leeds, Echo Lew, Dorothy Magallon, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Lisa McCord, Cameron McIntyre, Jim McKinniss, Chloe Meynier, Pamela Mooney, Peggy Pownall, Isabella Kelly-Ramirez, Jonathan Roskos, Lyle Rushing, Pat Salmons, Aimee Santos, Heather Scholl, Tara Selver, Cory Sewelson, Kathy B Shapiro, Diane Silver, Maxine Smith, Kendra Spear, Greg Stongner, Ashleigh Sumner, Susan Swihart, Stephanie Sydney, Annie Terrazzo, Daena Title, Elizabeth Tobias, Vincent Tomczyk, Philip Vaughan and Thom Wright.

Date:Saturday, December 14, 6 to 9p  (runs through January 10, 2014) 
Admission: Free
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

For more information call 310.652.8272 or e-mail

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cynthia Greig's photo makes magazine cover

dnj artist Cynthia Greig's photograph, Spot (Gagosian 21st St. on Gagosian 24th St.) is this November's cover image for "The Politics of Aesthetics" issue of Kapsula magazine in Toronto. This issue of Kapsula can be viewed here.

Kapsula is an online art magazine. For more about Kapsula, please visit their website.
For more images and information about Cynthia Greig, please visit her dnj artist page.

Friday, December 6, 2013

More books by Alain Laboile arriving at dnj

After selling out of our copies of En attendant le facteur, or Waiting for the Postman, by Alain Laboile, (currently being shown at dnj), we would like to announce that more of Laboile's books will be available at dnj gallery this coming week.

Please contact the gallery to reserve your copy.