Thursday, September 30, 2010
I almost wish I weren't going to be in Palm Springs. Almost.
RSVP: (310) 440-7300
Saturday Oct 2, 2010 7 pm.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium.
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Stranger than Fiction, a show of work by Yale MFA students opens Friday at Eighth Veil. Did you know they admit just 9 students each year? Go see what all the fuss is about.
Friday, Sept. 24, 7-9pm
7174 Sunset Blvd.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Nzalamba was born in 1950 in Uganda of Rwandese parents. He arrived in US in 1978 and studied photography in adult school at Otis Parsons. He visited Rwanda in 1995, a year after Genocide was stopped and took his first photos there and has been traveling annually to document the country with his 4x5.
The opening is this Saturday from 5-8pm. See invite below for details.
All images copyright Paul Nzalamba
Friday, September 17, 2010
So let me get this straight. Commercial and editorial shooters are now convinced that because everyone has access to quality cameras and can take “good” photos, they’ve got to move into video for new media, despite the fact that there are heaps of people who specialized in video and have a huge leg up and also despite the fact that pretty soon HD video will be in accessible to everyone and not just those that can afford a $2,000 camera just like what happened with photography? Does anyone else see the failed logic here? This has been bugging me for a year or so.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Copyright Taryn Simon
Taryn Simon's newest work, Contraband will be on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills through November 6, featuring items confiscated entering the US at JFK. Over 5 days, she shot over 1,000 confiscated items. I'm guessing not all will be on display...
This work may be a bit too typological for my taste but I can't balk at an opportunity to see my number one photo crush in person.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 6-8pm
456 N. Camden Drive
On Charlie Rose
A private collection of vintage Man Ray taken between 1920 and 1937 and never before exhibited will be on display at San Marino Gallery in Pasadena through Oct. 25. The opening reception is this evening from 7-10pm. Sorry for the last minute heads up but if you were wondering what to do tonight...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Copyright Simone Lueck
Around the corner, Kaycee Olsen Gallery is having an opening for Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask, Don't Tell from 6-8pm.
Copyright Jeff Sheng
Copyright Larry Towell / Magnum
Next Thursday, Magnum member Larry Towell will speak as part of the Annenberg Space for Photography's Iris Nights lectures. It's too bad I don't get off work until the thing starts at 6:30. Maybe they should rename it Iris Evenings.
Register early (recommended) here.
On a related note, I wish I could watch Indecisive Moments.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Copyright Marian Drew
In Focus: Still Life opens today at the Getty through Jan 23rd. In the case of the photo below, I'd say it's not exactly still.
Random yet somewhat relevant to Los Angeles fact of the day: Did you know that Still Life literally translated is "Dead Nature" in Spanish?
Copyright Ori Gersht
While there, be sure not to miss Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties, on view through November 14.
For further weirdness, here's an interview from 2008 with Timothy Archibald.
All images copyright Olivier Laude
Monday, September 13, 2010
Having gone away for the week, I missed the opening reception for Massimo Vitali's show at M+B and also neglected to let you know about it. Ok, so we missed the Grolsch but there's still plenty of time to view the show sober.
September 11 - October 16, 2010
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069
310 550 0050
You can see some internet versions of pieces in the show here.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Lake Tahoe - Copyright Katie Shapiro
Since that will be short notice, I'd like to let you know about Simone Lueck's first solo show, which is opening at Kopeikin Gallery's new digs in Culver City, coinciding with the Culver City art walk next Saturday the 18th.
Copyright Simone Lueck
"For the past year the artist has been placing ads on Craigslist and in newspapers in various US cities soliciting older woman to pose as glamorous movie stars. The pictures are collaborations: Each participant is asked to provide her own makeup, hair and wardrobe. As active players in the affair, the women are able to shape their individual portrayal. The shows are fantasies, and the performance reflects each woman's perception of glamour. Through these private exhibitions, a culture of faded glamour emerges. The women are understood to be motivated by the desire to perform, as though this essential desire had been left idle and unfulfilled. While posing as a glamorous movie star, each woman is, for a moment, fulfilling her fantasy. The series reveals a world where faded glamour is glowing, harsh and beautiful."
Saturday, September 18th
from 7:34 (The end of Yom Kippur) -10:00
2766 La Cienega Blvd (just north of Washington)
Los Angeles, California 90034