The Fahey/Klein Gallery presents two new exhibitions. Midwest Materials, by celebrated artist, Julie Blackmon, and Geof Kern’s Midtown Exit. The gallery hosted an opening reception on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The exhibition runs through June 10, 2023. 

The works in Midwest Materials are a collection of imperfectly perfect narrative images that focus on the complexities and contradictions of modern life. As part of the Fahey/Klein Gallery’s tradition of promoting cutting-edge talent that is redefining the medium of Fine Art Photography,

Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials is a collaborative exhibition with the Fahey/Klein Gallery and NFT marketplace, SuperRare. A small number of works from “Midwest Materials” will be made available as NFTs with SuperRare.

Julie Blackmon, Hilltop, 2023, © Julie Blackmon, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Midtown Exit by Geof Kern features a selection of photographs taken throughout Kern’s career which beautifully demonstrate his ability to illustrate whimsical scenes with a cinematic aesthetic.

Kern’s multifaceted style combines photography and illustration and redefines the traditional photographic genres of fashion and still life. He uses fabricated sets and pseudo-suburban scenes to mock the mundane. Steering away from high profile models, Kern prefers neighbors, acquaintances, and locals to take stage in his fanciful constructed realities. His approach to the “everyday” and domestic subject matter is riddled with irony, imagination, and subtle humor.

On view: May 4, 2023 – June 10, 2023

What: Julie Blackmon, Geof Kern
Where: The Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 North La Brea Ave., LA 90036