In conjunction with its current exhibition, dnj Gallery “The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s – the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography),” two art talks will take place. On February 8th, 2020, at 2:00pm enjoy and art talk with the artist Darryl Curran and Chris Abbe from Nash Editions. The talk will spotlight Darryl’s proofs from over the years will feature his process and how the work was created at Nash Editions.
Then on February 15, 2020, A conversation with Darryl Curran and Eric Joseph, Senior VP – Freestyle Photographic Supplies will take place at 2:00pm;
Darryl J. Curran is one of the major conceptualists of Southern California photography. This exhibition recognizes his place at the forefront of the movement. He introduced the word conceptualism to our vocabulary, allowing an intellectual type of reasoning to be included in our art making. Borrowing from current trends and developments, he offers further, affected associations with cultural icons. Curran’s artwork demonstrates seeing and vision, capturing the ideas in the process — in the midst of their expression. He combines images and found pictures, presents relationships and memories, and creates juxtapositions that encourage reflection and ask consequential questions. As a result, his pieces are not only visually pleasing, but thought provoking and timeless as well.
For the past fifty years Darryl Curran has sought to expand the definition of ‘photography’ to include experiments of the medium in its many forms, including camera and film, light as subject, camera-less image-making, obsolete photographic printing processes and scanner as camera. His work is about the act of discovery. “Creating photographs in this manner encourages inaccuracy and serendipity,” as Curran explains. His photographic tests explore both commercial and historical processes, as well as an unorthodox approach to image, size, color and content.
Darryl Curran has been active in the fine art photography since 1965 as an exhibitor, curator, juror and board member of several arts organizations. Find out more about the artist on the dnj Gallery website.
On view: January 11– February 29, 2020
What: Opening reception
Where: dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Saturday, February 8, and 15, 2020; 2pm (both events)