Pick of the Week is “Photography of the Spectacular” and takes place at Bergamot Station…there are several other art parties happening at the arts center that night as well…
As part of MOPLA, (Month of Photography Los Angeles), Bleicher/Gorman (bG) Gallery Bergamot and Glass Garage Gallery present the second part of the Art of the Spectacular Series, Photography of the Spectacular, an exhibit of visionary photographers capturing and creating spectacle in their work.
Here’s what the galleries have to say….The exhibition will include work by x-ray artist Nick Veasey, artist and musician Moby, and photographer Garret Suhrie, acclaimed for his time lapse photographs of airplane flight patterns.
The spectacle is now a major part of mainstream film and video games but has its roots in fine art, particularly romantic and surrealist compositions. Art has influenced scenes of the spectacular in contemporary film and video games and these new medias have, in turn, influenced scenes of spectacle in contemporary visual art works.
See image by Dan Busta and Anne Yoon
The photographers in this exhibit represent the culmination of this cycle, calling upon past influence and internal psychology to create works of awe and inspiration through spectacle.
bG Bergamot is located across from iKon Ltd, next to Hiromi Paper in the prestigious Bergamot Station gallery complex. bG Gallery specializes in artists who have blurred boundaries between traditionally divided art approaches in their work with a particular emphasis on bridging highbrow and lowbrow divides.
Photographer Scott Tansey features a photograph from his Rose series…. it’s gorgeous!
He told me what inspired the series. “Unlike this year, 2011 had plenty of rain. The phrase “April Showers bring May Flowers” is true. I always have thought that roses are so sensuous. So, I walked around the neighborhood, went to the Exposition Park Rose Garden and Desconsas Gardens in La Canada. There I was able to take images of roses right after a rainstorm with natural water drops.
See image: by Scott Tansey B/W Rose
You can see Tansey’s landscape photography, on display at Figtree’s Café (429 Ocean Front Walk) in Venice. His work has been featured in shows at Venice Arts, Trunk Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios as well as the Venice Art Crawl. In October, Tansey will participate in a group show at haleARTS S P A C E. For more info about Scott Tansey, see his website at http://scotttanseyphoto.com/
See image: Dau Go Cave of Wonders, interior with penquin, Trashcans, Vietnam Medium: Crystal Archive FujiClear Print in LED Lightbox SIZE: 30X40; Series: Show Caves
On view: April 9th – April 20th
RSVP: Requested, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-659-5228
What: Opening reception
Where: 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: Saturday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: (310) 906 4211