Friday, April 25, 2014

Why Museums are Focusing on Photography

An article in The Art Newspaper assesses the recent increase in attendance of photography exhibitions in galleries around the country.  

"Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced that it will launch the largest space for photography of any museum in the country in 2016 as part of a major expansion. The John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography will have more than 15,500 sq. ft of exhibition space dedicated to the medium. But will the crowds turn out to fill the galleries? If exhibitions at other museums are any sign, the answer is most likely yes."

The article also looks to social media and recent technological advancements as a cause for the increased interest in the medium.

"Social media, and the popularity of photo-sharing networks such as Instagram means that more people are tapping into the medium. 'Everyone can easily make photographs now with their smartphones; it is all about the image,' says Judith Keller, the senior curator of photographs at the Los Angeles-based Getty Museum. This interest may account for the recent rise in attendance figures. 'Photography is perhaps more accessible than other art forms. So many people now take photos on a daily basis; it is relevant to everyone’s life,' Whitmore says. "

 You can find the full article here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pamela Schoenberg new FotoFilmic '14 Exhibition Juror

Pamela Schoenberg has recently been selected as the newest juror for FotoFilmic. dnj Gallery is also thrilled to announce we will be holding the FotoFilmic'14 International Juried Photography Exhibition in January of next year.

 Read more on FotoFilmic and Pamela Schoenberg's new role as juror below.

See Pamela Schoenberg's profile and FotoFilmic's list of Exhibition Jurors here.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Publication of Nancy Baron's "The Good Life > Palm Springs"

We are happy to announce that Nancy Baron's book, The Good Life > Palm Springs has been published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg and has just been released in Europe. It has received a great first review in Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest German national subscription daily newspaper. The US and Canada release date for the book is September 22, 2014.

Nancy Baron will be signing books in advance of the US release at Paris Photo L.A. on April 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Kehrer Booth, at Paramount Studios, New York Backlot, Stand B2. 

Come autumn of this year, Nancy Baron will also be exhibiting her work from this series here at dnj Gallery. You can keep up to date with dnj Gallery's upcoming exhibitions here.

The Good Life > Palm Springs Book Cover, Kehrer

The Girls

The Kaufmann Papers

The Red Sweater

For more information, please contact dnj Gallery.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photos from Dan Shepherd's Artist Talk at dnj Gallery

dnj artist, Dan Shepherd, had his public artist talk at dnj Gallery on Saturday, April 12 to speak on his current exhibition Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection. A respected scientist with an expansive knowledge of plants, Shepherd discussed his initial inspiration for his work, his photographic process, and how he was able to successfully blend his two passions, photography and nature, into his art.

Photos from Shepherd's artist talk below:

Dan Shepherd's exhibition, Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection with be on view alongside Allan Gill's Xradiography at dnj Gallery through April 26, 2014. You can learn more about our current exhibition here.

For inquiries regarding purchasing a print, please contact us.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photos from Dan Shepherd's Harvard-Westlake Viewing

Yesterday evening, dnj Gallery held a private viewing for participants from the Harvard-Westlake community. Local photographer, Dan Shepherd, held a lively lecture and discussion for his current exhibition, "Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection".

Dan Shepherd discussing his current exhibition "Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection"

Our guests taking a close look at Dan Shepherd's photographs printed on his own hand-made paper.

Please join us at dnj Gallery this Saturday, on April 12th at 2pm when Dan Shepherd will have a public artist talk to discuss his current exhibition. Come and listen to Shepherd share his science-inspired artistic adventures that will have you looking at trees and nature in a whole new way and hear from the artist himself about how he melds his scientific background, portraying distinct gestures and characteristics of the trees, in creating his beautiful and unique works of art.

Please contact us for questions about the artist talk, or if you are interested in purchasing work by Dan Shepherd.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Upcoming Event: Artist Talk with Dan Shepherd

Artist Talk with Dan Shepherd

Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection

April 12, 2014 at 2pm


Dan Shepherd, Alaska Trees #5,
2013, Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle fine art parchment paper
with a hand torn deckle edge, 12” x 18”, 24” x 36”, or 36” x 54”

dnj Gallery is pleased to host an artist talk by Dan Shepherd for his current exhibition, "Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection". This exhibition features photographs that explore the interplay between science and art. Come and listen to Dan Shepherd explain how he used his expert knowledge as a starting point for his work that includes not just scientific analysis but also a very personal perspective on the natural world.

Dan Shepherd develops a layered, formal view of our environment by focusing on colors, shapes, and textures. As he explains, he seeks to "use the power of abstraction to filter out the science details in his head" so that he can focus on the purely visual elegance of nature and create almost portrait-like images of trees, plants and landscapes. In this exhibition, he expands his breadth by photographing the characteristics of our landscape at two of his favorite botanical locations, Alaska and California. With an M.A. in Environmental Science from Columbia University and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, Shepherd uses his expert knowledge of plants to capture their most interesting and graphic features. Shepherd's series is fundamentally about his return to seeing, rather than scientifically analyzing, the natural world.

For his latest collections, Dan has traveled to the great forests of Alaska and open landscapes of California, and the new images reflect this evolution of his photographic vision. He continues to use the power of abstraction to filter out the science details in his head that lets him focus on the pure beauty of nature and create unique portraits of the trees, plants and landscapes.

Dan Shepherd currently works as both a visual artist and as a conservation professional for organizations in Los Angeles. His photographs have been exhibited in various locations throughout the country, and have been featured in several recent publications, including "The Orion Magazine," "The F-Stop Magazine -Abstraction" and "Lenscratch." This is Shepherd's second solo exhibition at dnj Gallery.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Upcoming Exhibition: Pamela Mayers-Schoenberg


Pamela Mayers-Schoenberg, Untitled,
1998, Silver Gelatin Print, 16" x 20"

May 3 - May 31, 2014

Vermont Avenue, 1998

Vermont Avenue runs for thirty miles through Los Angeles, from Griffith Park, through Los Feliz, Hollywood, Koreatown, and South Central, to the harbor. It serves by the Observatory, the Greek Theater, Los Angeles City College, USC, and the Coliseum, but I preferred to focus on the smaller entities of the street: homes, shops, schools, clubs, parks, and markets, and the people.  It is one, single community, made up of independent, yet interconnecting parts. Los Angeles is, and has always been, a great melting-pot. Through my images, I want to build a collective vision and create an interaction among the various neighborhoods.

*Please note this work will be exhibited for viewing purposes only, and will not be for sale.

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santa monica, california 90404

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