Thursday, May 28, 2015

"A Sense of Community" featured in the Los Angeles Times

dnj Gallery's exhibit "A Sense of Community" was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times

Students From Harvard-Westlake have collaborated with students from the Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology (HAAT), a Public high school in East L.A., for "A Sense of Community", an exploration of place through documentary photography.

This collaboration is directed by Joe Medina, photography teacher at Harvard-Westlake, and Joan Dooley, Photography teacher at HAAT.

The exhibit is now open here at dnj Gallery through June 20th.

For the full story from the Los Angeles Times, click here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nicole Maloney TEDxVeniceBeach

dnj Gallery is pleased to present our good friend Nicole Maloney talking about her latest photography installation OOMO at local TEDx event Venice Beach.
Please watch the video below.

Nicole Maloney believes that our prejudices and our judgements encompass five aspects of humanity - Race, Religion, Gender, Socioeconomic Status and Sexual Orientation. Her unique approach to digital artistic installations are designed to seek out cultural understanding and peace.

Place a camera in Nicole’s hands and she will capture the truth hidden in the human soul and in the earth’s landscape. Nicole graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA in 1989 and later studied fashion at Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. After 7 years at Sony Studios, Nicole created Simul-Sports, Inc., an interactive start-up funded by Sun Microsystems. Nicole went on to create, design and produce her photographic work in her first publication entitled RARE (Daab Books, 2008) followed by two children’s books: Romeo Loves Juliet and Much Ado (2011). Nicole’s most recent installations are the OOMO Cube ( in downtown Los Angeles and her Hello Kitty: All Stacked Up sculpture (Exploring the Super Cute World of Hello Kitty worldwide traveling exhibition 2014-2018). Nicole’s OOMO Cube was awarded LA Weekly’s Best Public Art 2014 and the President’s Award from the Japanese-American National Museum.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Opening Reception: "A Sense of Community" Exploring Place through Documentary Photography

Photos from our Opening Reception: "A Sense of Community" by Harvard Westlake and Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology Students.  This exhibition will be on display thru June 20 2015. 

A Collaborative Gallery Exhibit Between Suburban Prep and Urban Public High Schools
Photography students have joined forces to tell an important story about the tale of their two diametrically divergent communities. Students from the private prep school, Harvard-Westlake, are collaborating with students from the Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology (HAAT), a public high school in East LA, to make a 21st century, vibrant documentary portrait of where "we" live - covering a wide range of territory from wealthy suburbs to urban blue-collar and under-privileged neighborhoods.

Gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm.