Lou Stoumen's New York - From the Permanent Collection of MOPA
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lou Stoumen's New York - From the Permanent Collection of MOPA

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions, from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts, “Lou Stoumen’s New York.“

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) will exhibit the photographs of Louis C. Stoumen (American, 1917-1991), in the Collection Room. In 1992, MOPA received these archives, which hold all of Stoumen's photographs, films, publications and professional documents. He was an accomplished writer, photographer and filmmaker, publishing ten photography books and earning two Academy Awards for his film productions during a career that spanned more than four decades. He was well known for the deliberate use of text in his images to imply narrative and context and coined “Paper Movie” to describe his publications of photography and words. Stoumen taught at UCLA Film School for two decades before retiring to Sebastopol, CA.

SHOW DATES: September 14 – October 26
RECEPTION: Saturday, September 28, 6-8pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Friday, 10am - 5pm, Saturday, 11am – 4pm

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Gefilte Fish & Chips with Daniel Cainer
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Gefilte Fish & Chips with Daniel Cainer

Daniel Cainer’s ever-evolving one-man show of unique stories and songs is smart, funny and timely. His deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are entertaining with brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes.  A fourth generation British Jew, Cainer shares his sense of identity via a musical exploration of his ancestral roots. His performance is distinguished by a clever and original use of language and a talent for bringing characters to vivid life. Cainer is honest, edgy, touching and unpredictable! 

$20 suggested cash contribution at the door

Just 50 seats, so RSVP ASAP recommended! 

 

To RSVP &/or for more info please contact

office@dnjgallery.net or call (310)315-3551

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"Radiate" by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof and "Aquatic Figments" by Ryan Linke Exhibition
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

"Radiate" by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof and "Aquatic Figments" by Ryan Linke Exhibition

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions, “Radiate”, by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof, “Aquatic Figments”, by Ryan Linke.

"Radiate" (in the Main Gallery) is a collection of photograms, camera-less images that are made by placing objects on sensitized paper, and exposing all to light. According to Finkel Fishof, this technique allows her to share her thoughts and ideas, and “I consider it drawing with light. It gives me the strong imagery and narrative, with hidden subtleties, … ” The artwork explores themes such as religion, parenting and politics. “Protest”, for instance, asks several questions regarding the Women’s March in 2017. “What was going through the minds of the women at the Women's March? Why were they there? Did they have a common purpose or did they come for different reasons?”

Born in the Bronx, Finkel Fishof became involved in the New York art scene in the 1980s, frequenting clubs with other known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, She apprenticed under artist, Marylyn Dintenfass and was greatly influenced by her dynamic color schemes and thematic artworks. Finkel Fishof attended Syracuse University where she received a BFA in painting. She studied a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, where she first started creating photograms under the same professors that worked with Gilbert and George. Finkel Fishof has generated art in a variety of settings, such as window display business creating designs for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn and HMV record stores. She then took courses in graphic design, which introduced her to arranging the details on a flat surface. Presently, a large amount of her work is in private collections.

In Gallery II, dnj Gallery introduces Ryan Linke with a project entitled “Aquatic Figments.” His large-scale, wood panels merge colorful, photographic images with the pigment and texture of a base material. An example of such combination is “Infinite Horizons,” which especially illustrates the cross of colors between the image and the wood. Linke’s natural color palette is inspired by the uniqueness of our massive ocean. His work becomes almost meditative, and focuses our concentration on a single point of reference. According to Ryan Linke, “There are certain places where natural elements create landscapes that seem ethereal; unique colors that only happen a few times of year.”

Linke graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, which allowed him to remain on the coast and continue his investigation of the water. He has since sold his artwork both commercially and privately, and exhibits his work in various venues around California. Ryan Linke lives and works in Venice, California.

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Ocean Park Art Walk
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Ocean Park Art Walk

Ocean Park Art Walk is a community driven event hosted by local businesses, that showcases local artists, live music, food trucks, and crafts.

Please join us for the very first art walk Saturday afternoon, August 3rd.

A list of participating vendors coming soon.

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An Evening of Indian Classical Jazz & Community Art
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening of Indian Classical Jazz & Community Art

Please join us for an intimate concert featuring the innovative modern jazz and Indian classical duo Sameer Gupta and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia at dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, co-hosted by LAHouseConcerts.


In Santa Monica for just one evening, the New York City-based percussionist Sameer Gupta will be performing a unique musical experience with LA-based santoor player Kamaljeet Ahluwalia. Their performance will fuse the diverse traditions of Indian classical raga music, American jazz, soul music and Native American melodies - bringing together the power of collaboration and mindfulness towards others. Gupta has regularly performed at Lincoln Center NYC, SFJazz, Nehru Centre London and NYC MoMA, while Ahluwalia has written and produced numerous film and television scores globally.


This performance will be set against the beautiful background of the exhibition "Collaboration" which features photography of the Los Angeles Center of Photography and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


A big part of LACPs mission is to provide “focused programming for youth and low-income families, and community outreach.” As a staple in the photographic community, the organization recognizes the importance of giving back by providing education in the photographic arts for underserved youth and other non-profits.



$20 advanced tickets can be purchased here.

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Upcoming Exhibition "LACP & Boys And Girls Club"
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Upcoming Exhibition "LACP & Boys And Girls Club"

"COLLABORATION"

Los Angeles Center of Photography andThe Boys and Girls Clubs of America

July 13th - August 3rd, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, July 13th, 1-4pm 

A big part of LACP’s mission is to provide “focused programming for youth and low-income families, and community outreach.” We take this very seriously. As a staple in the photographic community, our organization recognizes the importance of giving back by providing education in the photographic arts for underserved youth and other non-profits. This is accomplished through strategic programming at local schools, one-one-one mentoring, supporting local raffles or benefits, and providing our facility to those organizations in need.

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Development
May
18
to Jul 6

Development

Development" 

Featuring: Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Corey Grayhorse, Suda House

Through July 6, 2019

In keeping with dnj Gallery’s commitment to showing photography that emphasizes concepts and beliefs and the evolution of the photographer’s artwork, “Development”, similar to previous shows, organizes an exhibit of these four gallery artists. Each of these artists began with a single question; a sole direction is taken. Multiple series are then created in order to discover the solution or to design an approach to find the answer. These various bodies become the different projects within each artist’s collection.

Opening reception: Saturday, May 18th, 6-8pm 

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Artist Reception: "Progression"
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: "Progression"

"Progression"
Featuring: Sia Aryai, Ray Carofano, Dylan Vitone and Melanie Walker
March 23 - May 11, 2019

"Progression" is designed to show the conceptual character of dnj Gallery. The pieces are based upon certain notions and ideas. Art is an outlet for innovation and reflection. The different series are an alternate way to show their views. As a continuation of the previous exhibitions, since September, these dnj Gallery artists' thoughts and beliefs, or fundamental ideas are revealed in a gradual advancement of their artwork through the years.

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Artist Reception: "SUN: SHADOW" Darryl Curran
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Reception: "SUN: SHADOW" Darryl Curran

"SUN: SHADOW"
Darryl Curran
ARTIST RECEPTION: THIS SATURDAY, February 23rd, 2-4pm
Darryl Curran will be available in the gallery to discuss his artwork and answer questions.


Curran exhibits two bodies of photographic work: solar photograms – SUN, and color prints – SHADOW.

For SUN, the solar photograms document small objects, leaves, tools, lace, etc., and are contact printed onto paper coated with gum pigment solution. A skylight in the gallery offers a real-time demonstration of the role of the sun in the process of exposing a photogram during the exhibition.

SHADOW features photographs that focus on fleeting traces of shadows cast upon a projection screen. The screen metaphor fuses the act of photographing black and white film through RGB filters, deconstructing the scene. Digital applications reconstruct the scene to reveal nuanced colorful shadows.

Exhibition runs through March 2nd
FREE STREET PARKING

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Santa Monica, NOW and THEN
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Monica, NOW and THEN

Sam Francis, Peter Alexander, Ruth Weisberg, Barbara Kolo, William Turtle, Jack Duggan, Bob Borman, Dick Keltner, Bruce Richards, Robert Rauschenberg, Bob Branaman, Lilly Fenichel, Frank Gehry, Mike Street, David Hockney, Ed Moses, George Herms, Bruce Hamilton, Ed Ruscha, Mx Farina, Gay Summer Rick, Randi Matushevitz, and more.

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"What's New?" (3) Opening Reception
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

"What's New?" (3) Opening Reception

Third installment of “What’s New” featuring the latest photographs by the dnj Gallery artists for the inaugural show on Ocean Park Boulevard.  Sia Aryai, Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Ray Carofano, Darryl Curran, Corey Grayhorse, Suda House, Gil Kofman, Clay Lipsky, LA Marler, Rick Risemberg, Annie Seaton, Dylan Vitone and Melanie Walker.

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Opening Reception: "What's New? (3)", “European Photography from Between the Wars”,  "Media Icons"
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: "What's New? (3)", “European Photography from Between the Wars”, "Media Icons"

Saturday, February 2nd, 6pm - 9pm, join us following PHOTO LA for an opening reception of "Whats New? (3)" featuring dnj Gallery Artists, "Media Icons" by LA Marler , and European Photography from Between the Wars" an Andrew Schwartz collection.

Main Gallery:
What's New (3)
Featuring dnj Gallery Artists:
Sia Aryai, Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Ray Carofano, Darryl Curran, Corey Grayhorse, Suda House, Gil Kofman, LA Marler, Rick Risemberg, Dylan Vitone, and Melanie Walker.
Exhibiting: February 2 - March 16, 2019

Installation Room:
“European Photography from Between the Wars”
Andrew Schwartz Collection
Exhibiting: February 2 - March 16, 2019

Gallery II:
"Media Icons"
LA Marler
Exhibiting: January 21 - February 2, 2019

For those attending PHOTO LA please join us after.

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"What's New?" (2) Opening Reception
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

"What's New?" (2) Opening Reception

Second installment of “What’s New” featuring the latest photographs by the dnj Gallery artists for the inaugural show on Ocean Park Boulevard.  Sia Aryai, Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Ray Carofano, Darryl Curran, Corey Grayhorse, Suda House, Gil Kofman, Clay Lipsky, LA Marler, Rick Risemberg, Annie Seaton, Dylan Vitone and Melanie Walker.

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Susan Moss: Translucent Pond
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Susan Moss: Translucent Pond

In this new body of works, Susan Moss explores transparency, light, nature, and being feminine through vibrant layering and dramatic forms. With her canvas she examines various elements of personal identity by tackling the mystery of half-hidden layers. Susan sought to explore the essence behind lurking emotions. When looking into a pond, is our own image reflected back capturing our attention, or do we see deeper?

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Gay Summer Rick: Skyways and Highways
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Gay Summer Rick: Skyways and Highways

bG Gallery, Ocean Park presents a solo exhibit of the latest work by artist Gay Summer Rick. “Skyways and Highways” is a series of color-rich works with a focus on air and land travel. The new series captures air flight above the horizon of the artist’s usual subject matter, iconic urban and coastal areas.

A longtime transplant to Los Angeles from New York, Gay Summer Rick’s work has been distinctive in finding beauty in the constantly developing city. Train routes, city centers, and freeways have met the artist’s touch and are reinterpreted as atmospheric energy. Recently, a new flight path above Los Angeles has diverted her gaze to the skies. Gay Summer developed a fascination with the passage of flight. This fascination led her to redirect recent air travel in order to revisit and study different airport locations.

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Jack Reilly: Eros (Second Reception)
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Jack Reilly: Eros (Second Reception)

In response to the growing tide of hatred in the current political climate, Reilly sought to create a series of work about love. For this new series Reilly uses postmodern exploration and shaped canvas to create a series of works exploring love narratives and traditional love myths, reinterpreted in contemporary context.

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"What's New"
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

"What's New"

“What’s New?”

dnj Gallery's inaugural exhibition featuring dnj Gallery artists: Sia Aryai, Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Ray Carofano, Darryl Curran, Corey Grayhorse, Suda House, Gil Kofman, Clay Lipsky, LA Marler, Rick Risemberg, Annie Seaton, Dylan Vitone, and Melanie Walker

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 6pm-8pm

Gallery Days and Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 8pm, or by appointment

3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

www.dnjgallery.net, office@dnjgallery.net, (310)315-3551

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September Celebrations
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

September Celebrations

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Join us for the inaugural opening of dnj Gallery, as well as receptions and events at bG Gallery, Gestalt Projects and 144 Space to celebrate the start of the season at Ocean Park Art Block.

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