In Santa Monica…On February 29, 2020, dnj Gallery (3015 Ocean Park Blvd, SM, 90405) hosts an art talk (1pm) and closing reception (3-5) for its current exhibition, “The Path of Darryl Curran: from the 1960s – the present (and the Origins of Conceptual Photography).” The conversation features Darryl Curran, along with an open panel discussion with artists Suda House, Robert Von Sternberg, Eileen Cowin. Enjoy champagne and lite bites at the closing reception.
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: Art Talk, Closing reception
Where: dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Art Talk: 1:00pm; Closing reception: 3:00pm – 5:00pm