Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) celebrates eight years. The annual initiative invites galleries all over LA to particpate.
LA Art Party is a proud sponsor. See one of LAArtParty’s staff writer, Henry K. Long’s Huffington Post article about the event. Here are some highlights I’d like to point out.
On view as of March 12: Venice Arts hosts a group show titled “Diversions, Subtleties and Devotion: Five Photographic Visions” which is currently on view through April 7 – see bleow (for more info about this event). An art talk and closing reception will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2:00pm. The exhibition runs through April 7th, 2016. Venice Arts is located at 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA. http://www.venicearts.org/
April 2, 2016: ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographic works by Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French.
See image: Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, Tarantula, 2004/2016, Archival pigment print, 7 x 7 inches, In an edition of 5
Known for their large-scale, narrative-driven tableau photographs, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French have honed their visual language through ten years of ongoing collaboration. The Body Electric revisits early periods of intensive experimentation with light painting, in-camera illusions, costuming and performance, that became the foundation for the duo’s artistic practice. Included in the exhibition are figure studies, landscapes, and abstract works printed as intimately scaled silver gelatin and pigment prints, as well as unique polaroids.
April 2, 2016: Opening reception 5:00pm – 8:00pm; On view through May 7; THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station,(B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave. (310)315.1937; http://www.robertbermangallery.com/
April 2, 2016: bG Gallery presents “MultiCity : the diverse perspectives of LA area photographers.”
Artists: Ryan Schude, Dan Busta, Darren Saravis, Echo Lew, Jerry Uelsmann, Marco Gualtieri, Gwen Adler, Teresa Flowers, Mark Hanuaer, Calethia DeConto, Garret Suhrie, Domenico Foschi, Renée Jacobs, and more.
On view: April 1st -April 20th
April 2, 2016: Opening reception – 4:00 – 8:00 pm bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-906-4211; bgArtGalleries.com
Artist Include: Tanya Alexis, Lesa Amoore, Cira Crowell, Sandra de Keller, Lisa Leone, Eva Napp & Tasya van Ree
Plus a guest showing of work by Leica Store Los Angeles Team members Sussan Farahani & Petra Kovacs. Leica Store Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048. Visit the Leica Los Angeles website.
April 3, 2016: Venice Arts hosts an art talk at 2pm in conjunction with its current exhibition. “Diversions, Subtleties and Devotion” encompasses a variety of documentary visions into the people and places that make our contemporary cities—as well as more far-flung places connected to them only tangentially—vibrant, interconnected, and diverse places to live.
See image: Photo by Josh S. Rose, I Will Wait, 2015
Josh S. Rose and Lev Rukhin surreptitiously capture photographs of the often-overlooked communities and characters of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods. Kristin Bedford and Allison Pharmakis take deep dives into enduring communities of faith in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Traveling through high desert, national forests, city marinas, and coastal and mountain towns, Rachel Bujalski takes portraits of people living an alternative American Dream—off-the-grid residentially, but plugged in technologically. Together, these artists’ photographic series take us inside worlds both all around us, and utterly new. Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm & by appointment
April 3, 2016: Art Talk – 2pm – Venice Arts 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA. http://www.venicearts.org/
April 9, 2016: Duncan Miller Gallery hosts a group show titled “HER.”
In chaotically stunning portraits, “HER” captures the essence of the inner struggles of every woman. The stunning black-and-white imagery truly allows rage, encourages body acceptance, explores creativity, and essentially breaks the façade of female perfection and provides insights into the pressures that women face every day. Book signing and artist’s reception.
April 9, 2016: 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Duncan Miller Gallery, #A7, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://www.duncanmillergallery.com/
April 9, 2016MOPLA Group Show: Diverse/City, Saturday April 9, 6-9pm – Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica – Month of Photography Los Angeles presents the 2016 Group Show, Diverse/City. This is a submission-based exhibition designed to support the 2016 theme, Diverse/City, featuring emerging and established photographers.
This exhibition is organized by the Lucie Foundation and curated by Teal Thomsen. Participating artists include: Anna Di Prospero, Anne-Sophie Guillet, Ash LaRose, Ball&Albanese, Carlos Saavedra, Carolyn Doucette, Carson Davis Brown, Christopher Woodcock, Daniel Wahlberg, Ed Kashi, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Elisabeth Caren, Erica Simone, Esau Rosales, Felicia Simion, Frank Schaefer, Fred Hoerr, Gregory Prescott, Ima Mfon, Julius Chiu, Leticia Zica, Lisa Guerriero, Louis Jacinto, Manfong Leong, Marc Lemoine, Marek M. Berezowski, Mark Indig, Natalie Franco, Nathaniel Perales, Rafael Levy, Richard S. Chow, Saam Gabbay, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Sarah Elise Abramson, Sergei Sviatchenko, Sinziana Velicescu, Tomas Mutsaers, Turi Calafato, Valentina Casalini and Will Russack. On view: April 9 – May 7, 2106
April 9, 2016: 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.) http://arena1gallery.com/
Saturday, April 23, 2016: Earth, wind, water, and metal are the key elements in this stunning show by Los Angeles bred photographer Charlotte Patterson. Through her dynamic photographic process of forced decay and rebirth of an original image, she forces the viewer to reconsider traditional modes of perceiving and displaying photography. Moving away from the literal and into the abstract, Patterson infuses the viewing experience with ideas of ephemerality and im- mortality, the artist’s lens ultimately bringing fo- cus to the beauty between the lines. Art Salon: In Conversation with the Artist Saturday, April 30, 2pm.
“I love the idea behind MoPLA,” explained founder and curator of SAGE Projects. “Cat Jimenez, the founder, is a savvy, charismatic, creative enthusiast and it’s impressive how she has grown this initiative to be such a successful, supported, dynamic series of events all across the city. I feel the initiative really unifies curators, galleries, and the photography community both locally and abroad in a way that encourages the free flow of ideas and learning across the medium of photography.”
Pro’jekt LA Part Four of MOP- LA’s projection series features a selection of images submitted to this year’s call for participa- tion by photographers world- wide, in addition to images from current ASMP LA members, curated by Yasmin Alishav.
Saturday, April 23, 2016: 7:00pm-10:00pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org The exhibition will be on view through May 14, 2016 (with an artist talk at 2:00pm on May14). SAGE Projects, 300 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033. RSVP to email@example.com. http://www.sage-projects.com/
April 30, 2016: “10 Years of Giant Artists” opens at Contact Photo Lab downtown.
The group exhibition features the photographic talent of trend-setting agency Giant Artists, curated by Sabrina Bajaj.”MOPLA has energized the photographic community in Los Angeles..bringing with it a spirit of collaboration and support,” said Jen Jenkins, owner of Giant Artists.
Artists include: David Black, João Canziani, Todd Cole, Lauren Dukoff, Collin Erie, Christaan Felber, Ryan Schude, Michael Schmelling, Emily Shur, Jake Stangel and many more.
The opening reception is on Saturday, April 30th from 5-8pm at Contact Photo Lab, 618 Moulton Ave., Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90031. http://www.giantartists.com
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For a full listing of MOPLA events, visit http://www.monthofphotography.com