From out of Town
Month of Photography - Los Angeles 2014- Communities and Culture
MOPLA

PROGRAM
Exhibitions | Discussions | Projections | Events


Exhibitions: MOPLA will endorse and present a variety of photographic exhibitions occuring in April.
Discussions: Stimulating conversations to engage and inspire collectors, photographers, high school students, and everyone in between.
Projections: Through Pro'jekt LA, MOPLA's very own projection series, photography will be projected on walls and outdoor spaces of Los Angeles

Official Exhibitions and Discussions are commissioned, procured and produced by Lucie Foundation and Month of Photography Los Angeles.
Featured Exhibitions and Discussions are co-produced, endorsed and promoted by Lucie Foundation and Month of Photography Los Angeles.
In Association describes all events, exhibitions, discussions already existing and during the Month of Photography Los Angeles.

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Tuesday March 22
Scapes

Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica) and Blue 5 Gallery (2935 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles)

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, BG Gallery and Blue 5 Gallery present a two gallery exhibition of contemporary photography and paintings in the landscape tradition.



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Friday April 01
Jeff Crandell: Winning Sky

The Rose Cafe, 220 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291

Admission: Free

Conveying a sense of place is the prerequisite for Jeff Crandell's work as a location manager and scout but also the jumping off point for the photography in "Winning Sky." Crandell uses camera movements with a variety of slow shutter settings as a means to scratch through the surface of a landscape photograph and experience place on a more emotional level. Incorporating motion picture elements with stills allows him to create more of a narrative, which continues as the main focus of Crandell's photography. "Winning Sky" is part one in a series of three geographic profiles of California that include "Sea Levels" and "Liquid Earth."



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Friday April 01
Photography from New China Group Show

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

The J. Paul Getty Museum recently acquired photographs by some of the young artists emerging from the reinvented society that is present-day China. This exhibition is built around those acquisitions and loans from private collections.



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Friday April 01
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

In a peripatetic career that spanned five decades, the photographer Felice Beato (1832–1909) covered a wide swath of East Asia. Following in the wake of Britain's vast colonial empire, he was among the primary photographers to provide images of newly opened countries such as India, China, Japan, Korea, and Burma.



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Friday April 01
Extreme Exposure

The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free

A group exhibit that celebrates five photographers who thrive in environments that few dare to explore braving dangerous conditions in order to capture rarely seen moments in the life of our planet.



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Friday April 01
LA MecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land

The Terrell Moore Gallery, 1221 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

In LA mecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land, five well-known Los Angeles photographers traverse the geographic and cultural boundaries that bisect Southern California, producing a poignant look at the lives of its inhabitants, the dreams they seek, and the realities they find.



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Friday April 01
Larry Fink: Hollywood, 2000–2009

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $10, Children Free

Protest marches, birthday parties, weddings, concerts, and political rallies—from blue collar to black tie, Larry Fink has photographed gatherings of every sort during his 40-year career. Under contract with Vanity Fair from 2000 to 2009, Fink documented the magazine's annual Oscar-night party.



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Friday April 01
Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $10, Children Free

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft. Iran provided an exotic and engaging locale for Taylor, a tireless global wanderer still at the height of her fame.



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Friday April 01
Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Bamako

M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: Free

M+B presents, The Eye of Bamako, an exhibition of over thirty contemporary and vintage gelatin silver prints and chemises by internationally acclaimed Malian photographer Malick Sidibé. The 75-year old “Eye of Bamako’s” magnificent portraits of sweeping personal and cultural changes in post-colonial Africa have been celebrated around the world.



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Friday April 01
Maya Mercer: Ladykillers

Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

Maya Mercer establishes a dialogue with her male actors on the nature of duality related to the imbalances of the masculine/feminine experience. Through the process of capturing men on film, and using strong narrative imagery, the artist subverts conventional roles and traditional expectations, allowing us to confront our own personal beliefs and inherited ideas.



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Friday April 01
Streetwise: Masters of 60's Photography

MoPA, 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Admission: $6 adults $4 seniors, students, retired military & their dependants FREE to members, active military & dependants, and children under 12.

Streetwise builds on Swiss photographer Robert Frank’s snapshot aesthetic, which gained attention following the release of his groundbreaking book, The Americans in 1959. Frank’s focus on a more personal documentary style influenced a new generation of photographers, including legendaries such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Jerry Berndt, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon and Ernest Withers.



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Friday April 01
Steve Fitch: Retrospective 1970-2010

Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Admission: Free

Fitch began a project photographing the vernacular roadside of the American highway for which he received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1973 and the second in 1975. Eventually, the photographs were published in the monograph, "Diesels and Dinosaurs," in 1976.



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Friday April 01
Christopher Capozziello: For God, Race and Country

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: Free

2010 Berenice Abbott Winner explores the lives of Klu Klux Klansmen, Klanswomen, and their families to discover the unanswered questions of their hatred and racial segregation.



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Friday April 01
The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: Free

The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011 is a group show featuring the work of emerging Southern California photographers who have been developing their unique and personal visions in contemporary photography. The exhibition features the work of 11 photographers: Shawn Robinson, Steven C. De La Cruz, Ashly Stol, Dan Shepherd, Stella S. Lee, Bob Bright, Lisa Bevis, Claire Mallett, Stacey Rebekah Scott, Carolyn Hampton, and Aline Smithson. Members of the group have exhibited widely, including Wallspace, Rayko, The Vermont Photo Place, and Soho Photo Galleries and have had work published in numerous magazines. This group of emerging photographers bring their distinctive sensibilities to this exhibition, each showcasing four connected images, showcasing the broad range of photography today. The exhibition will be in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the new Julia Dean Gallery and space for Workshops in Hollywood.



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Friday April 01
Melvin Sokolsky

Robert B. Moore Theater, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission: Free

Official MOPLA exhibition in collaboration with Orange Coast College featuring the works of fashion photographer, Melvin Sokolsky. Melvin Sokolsky was born and raised in New York City where he started his distinguished career as a stills photographer. At the age of twenty-one he was invited to join the staff of Harper's Bazaar. Within the next few years he worked as a major contributor to four prestigious magazines: Esquire, McCall's Newsweek, and Show. His photographs of internationally famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide.



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Friday April 01
Martin Gantman: Empire

Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Avenue, Highland Park, CA 90042

Admission: Free

For artist Martin Gantman's first solo exhibition at Kristi Engle Gallery, he investigates global capitalism through visual and social inquiry. The main part of the exhibition consists of digital prints of imagery found on the internet that Gantman uses to illustrate the ways in which the costs and benefits of globalization affect us, both economically and socially. In multiples of 25, Gantman amassed these images in order to represent the tangible outcomes and effects of bottom line economics.



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Friday April 01
Jeff Seltzer: Harmony

DRKRM Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free

Formally educated in science - statistics, experimental design, and rhetorical theory, Jeff Seltzer uses statistical analysis to sift through numbers and create a story true to the data – a story that can be understood and appreciated by a more general audience. He aims to create a sense of harmony in the anxiety producing world through seemingly unrelated, mundane data.



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Friday April 01
Michael Eastman: Plexagraphs

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

dnj Gallery presents an exhibition of the newest work by the artist Michael Eastman, entitled "Plexagraphs." Michael Eastman’s prior work featured photographs of richly colored American landscapes and captivating architectural settings. In this new series, he focuses on much smaller objects, windows and building design elements. As before, Eastman portrays a nostalgic elegance. But the artwork is as much about the presentation of the photograph, as the photograph itself. Eastman has developed a new process (patent pending), in which he prints two nearly identical shots on different pieces of Plexiglass. The result is a layered, sculptural photograph.



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Friday April 01
Maria Luisa Morando: Silver

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

Maria Luisa Morando continues her comments on the ocean and the landscape of the coast. Like memories, her images are both familiar and elusive. Morando’s intentionally overexposed images erase the distracting details in the landscape and provide a moment or time without limit. Her scenes offer a true sense of space. As the art critic Michael Buitrón writes, “Because of the lack of sharp detail, it becomes impossible to explore the images for their specificity, and instead they open up and play to any seaside memory the viewer cares to pour into them.”



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Friday April 01
Brush & Shutter: Early Photography In China

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

Contemporary Chinese photography has received increasing attention both within China and beyond; however, the origin of photography in China is not fully understood. Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China takes its name from the way that the medium of photography was learned and readily adapted by Chinese export painters, who grafted this new technology onto traditional conventions. Representing the work of both Chinese and Western artists, the photographs in this exhibition range from a portrait of a Chinese family taken in Shanghai in 1859 to unique glass slides of revolutionary soldiers in Shanxi province in 1911.



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Friday April 01
In Focus: The Tree

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Admission: Free

For millennia the tree has been a symbol of life. Celebrated by most ancient civilizations, the tree has stood for the center of the cosmos and the origin of creation. Represented throughout art and literature, trees feature in the earliest photographs from the 1840s as well as in contemporary works today. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection, presents a range of photographs that reveal various artistic responses to the perennial subject. Documenting primeval forests and cultivated nature, these images explore the tree in its many connotations—as a graphic form, an evocative emblem, and vital evidence of the natural world in which we live.



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Friday April 01
Snezana Petrovic: From Here to There: An Homage to the 10 Freeway

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Admission: Free

den contemporary art presents a multi-media solo project by Snezana Petrovic. Freeways are an integral part of the Los Angeles culture and “From Here to There” is a reflection on the eight years Petrovic spent driving an hour and a half commute on the 10 Freeway, from her home in Redlands to work in Los Angeles.



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Friday April 01
La Marcha- 10 Years Later: Creating Memory is Our Weapon

Urban Sanctuary, 2026 East 1st Street Boyle Heights, CA 90033

Admission: Free

---POSTPONED--- 213* & Mochilla are pleased to announce "La Marcha" photo exhibition. This show is the second in a three part series being curated by Azul 213 held at Urban Sanctuary Gallery in Boyle Heights. It features photographs of the Zapatistas March in Mexico City by B+ and COLEMAN. On Feb. 25 2001, the leaders of the insurgent Indian people of Chiapas launched a two-week mass march on Mexico City to remobilize and extend mass support for the demands of those sections of the Mexican population who have suffered most from the world capitalist offensive-the indigenous peoples.



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Friday April 01
Martin Usborne: MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars

Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, A-5, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Admission: Free

Frank Pictures Gallery proudly presents the photographs of Martin Usborne in his debut U.S. show "MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars." Usborne’s work deals with capturing the silence that we impose upon animals. Humans have drawn an invisible curtain between themselves and the rest of the animal kingdom, an artificial boundary that has caused very real suffering: animals are controlled, contained and MUTED by us. His work exposes this silent but painful divide. On another level, his images are about how we often cut off from our true animal nature: our angers, fears and hopes. He brilliantly captures the pain and silence and fear of animals.



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Friday April 01
Catherine Wagner: Reparations

Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Bldg A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

Gallery Luisotti presents Catherine Wagner's latest photographic series, "Reparations," documenting the history of medical splints, in which she continues her examination of making a focused subject matter stand in for a greater, universal commentary of the present condition.



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Friday April 01
Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Admission: Free

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and pixelsatanexhibition.com present "Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography." All photography in this exhibition has been completely captured and processed on the iPhone.



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Friday April 01
Chenoa Maxwell: Introspection: India

Papillion Institute of Art, 1835 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

As a photographer and actress, Chenoa Maxwell travels the world recording life stories in natural light. She observes and captures the human experience-- moments of pain, beauty, and their complex natures with this series in India.



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Friday April 01
Picturing Health: Photographs by Teens in Central and Southern California

Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

The Venice Arts Gallery presents compelling documentary photography by teenagers from eight Southern and Central California communities. Their images tell stories of challenge: teen pregnancy; foreclosures; gangs; uncollected trash; limited access to fresh foods and, in the Central Valley, clean drinking water. And of strength: women in Southern Kern who walk the parks to keep them safe; youth clubs and community centers that provide a safe place for kids after-school; a new health clinic in Coachella; and the farmer’s market in Merced. The 50 images in this exhibit represent only a small selection of hundreds of photographs from Venice Arts’ project Picturing Health which, in 2009 and 2010, taught documentary photography to 80 teens living in impoverished neighborhoods of Southern and Central California including Boyle Heights, the Coachella Valley, the Figueroa Corridor, Long Beach, Merced, East Salinas, Santa Ana, and Southern Kern.



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Friday April 01
Jonathan Torgovnik: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Admission: Free admission. Suggested contribution: $10 for adults; $8 for students and senior citizens; $5 for children under fourteen; Members free.

This exhibit chronicles the lives of the women who are still haunted by the Rwandan genocide, which took place between April and June of 1994, while Rwanda endured Africa’s worst genocide in modern times. It resulted in the brutal massacre of over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus as well as brutal rapes leading to the birth of an estimated 20,000 children. These children represent the hope and future of Rwanda. The exhibit’s powerful images were taken by award-winning Newsweek photographer Jonathan Torgovnik, who returned to Rwanda to embark on a personal mission to document the stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide and later cofounded Foundation Rwanda, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education for these children and holistic support for the mothers. The exhibit also features video testimonies from the women.



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Friday April 01
Rachel Labrucherie: Travelscapes and Airports

Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Admission: Free

In a world dominated by technology and extravagance, there seems to be no place for minimalism. Neon signs, shopping malls and massive billboards contribute to an abundance of consumerism. 



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Friday April 01
Brad Buckman: The View and What Becomes

Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Admission: Free

In his third exhibition at Arclight Hollywood, photographer Brad Buckman shares selected work from two explorations: the adventure of carrying a camera into the world, and the later inward travel in studying the captured bits of shadow and light.



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Friday April 01
Michael Kirchoff: An Enduring Grace

Wildfire Gallery, 640 S. San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Admission: Free

This will be the first Los Angeles area solo exhibition for fine art photographer Michael Kirchoff's ongoing body of work “An Enduring Grace”; exploring the cultural landscape of Russia, photographed over the course of multiple visits since 2007. The series is a fulfillment of distant childhood curiosities of Russia, then the Soviet Union, as a place very few people seemed to know much about.



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Saturday April 02
Marjorie Salvaterra

Clark | Oshin Gallery, Pier 59, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

Borrowing from her theatrical background, Marjorie Salvaterra’s photographic work packs a powerful dramatic punch. Salvaterra’s images have evolved into a series of luminous black and white portraits, revealing a range of emotions in her subjects. A masterful handling of light enhances the supple quality of malleable expression, reflecting the fragile human spirit. Those portrayed emerge from the dark: defiant, proud, defeated, joyous, maudlin, and elated.



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Saturday April 02 , 7pm-10pm
MOPLA Official Kick-off Event

Pier 59 Studio, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

The Lucie Foundation presents the Official Kick-Off Event for Month of Photography Los Angeles; Adaptations and Reverberations: Contemporary Photography's Ever-Changing Landscape. This event is free and open to the public and hosted by Pier 59 Studios West. Early arrival and carpool suggested. Self-parking in Bergamot Station and surrounding street areas. Sound unseen: KCRW's Visual Diary in Print and Projections as told by Stephen Laufer and Larry Hirshowitz. Bergamot photo hop: Robert Berman, dnj Gallery, Frank Pictures Gallery, Gallery Luisotti, Peter Fetterman and Rose Gallery. Clark|Oshin Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by Marjoria Salvaterra. A special projection by the Los Angeles Times and Kiino Villand. Silent auction proceeds to benefit KCRW 89.9 Sponsors include: Pier 59 Studios West, KCRW, Los Angeles Times, Tres Sietes Tequila, Dry Soda Co., Fader.



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Tuesday April 05
John Humble: Other Places/Venice Beach

Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3, Santa Monica, California 90404

Admission: Free

Featuring the works of fine-art photographer of the L.A. landscape. John Humble has also done editorial work for Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Elle, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, and Geo.



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Tuesday April 05
About Face - A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture

The Loft at Liz's, 453 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

In conjunction with the Miracle Mile Art Walk and MOPLA, The Loft at Liz’s presents "About Face – A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture." This show includes an eclectic mix of facial and full body portraiture with elemental mixed media. Featuring the works of 9 amazing artists, "About Face" puts a new twist on conventional photographic works – incorporating mixed media with traditional photographic portraiture. Featured artists include: Aline Smithson, Anna Stump, Franklin Londin, Pascal Giacomini, Paula Kayne, Stéphane Tourné, Ted Meyer, Wahb Mabkhout, and Tim Sabatino. Also included in the opening reception will be a live art and model session with Ted Meyer and Anna Stump as they feature their “Exploded Tattoo” series in the alley behind The Loft at Liz’s.



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Thursday April 07 , 7pm-10pm
PRETTYBIRD Photographers: The Edge

PRETTYBIRD, 1823 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free with RSVP to: mopla@prettybirdus.com or rsvp@kentcollective.com

ON | PAUSE (MOPLA) in association with PRETTYBIRD and KENTcollective present "The Edge." This is an exhibition and fundraiser for Communities in Schools. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. PRETTYBIRD photographers included in the exhibit are: Mark Anderson, Rick Chapman, Jeremy Goldberg, Justin Harder, Joe Hill, John Huba, Max Malkin, Mike McGill, Michael Miller, David Prince, Jen Rosenstein, and Chris Stanford. All prints are available for sale in a fundraiser silent auction to benefit Communities in Schools.



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Friday April 08
Josue Castro: Equal=Secret Identities

ADC Contemporary Art Gallery, Factory Place Arts Complex, 1330 Factory Place, Building I, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Admission: Free

ADC Contemporary Arts Gallery in association with MOPLA presents the solo work of Josue Castro. “Power and submission, control and dominance, pain and transcendence--these are the themes that resonate in these images of people in bondage paraphernalia. As Western culture moves away from a community of shared beliefs and organized religions, to a more antiseptic global society something is lost. What is removed is the sense of belonging, reflected in the loss of rituals." Dr. Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts, MOPA SD.



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Saturday April 09
Susan Silas: eyes wide shut

CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Free

CB1 Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with artist Susan Silas. In the East gallery Silas will present selected works from "eyes wide shut," a portfolio of 24 images from her series found birds, 2000 - the present; as well as "embrace," a stop-action HD-video animation. We are proud to premiere Silas’ 2010 video performance, A child of sixties television singing songs that got stuck in her head, in our West gallery. This exhibition is accompanied by a 64 page soft-bound monograph, EYES WIDE SHUT, which features Silas’ 24 image portfolio as well as two short written works by the artist. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, April 9th between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.



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Saturday April 09
Glen Wexler: Audio:Visual

Mr Musichead Gallery, 7511 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: Free

Mr. Musichead Gallery presents Glen Wexler’s conceptual album covers and musician portraits from over a 30-year range (1978 to 2010). Portraits include Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, KISS, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock. Album covers include projects for Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush and Missing Persons.



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Saturday April 09
Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011

Mark Moore Gallery

Admission: Free

Mark Moore Gallery presents a career to-date survey of video and photographic works by Josh Azzarella. Including a combination of manipulated photos, video and projection, "Works 2004-2011" explores Azzarella's developments in practice, technique and content –and culminates with the debut of his seminal "Untitled #105 (SFDF)" multi-channel video installation.



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Saturday April 09
Martha Cooper: Remix

Carmichael Gallery, 5795 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free

Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce Martha Cooper: Remix, an expansive group show featuring highlights from Martha Cooper’s photographic archive and works by over 50 artists who have created their own unique interpretations of her iconic, historically significant imagery.



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Saturday April 09
Dan Shepherd: Draw Me a Tree

f/9 Photograpy Collective, Patina Studios, 5239 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Admission: Free

f/9 Photography Collective presents the first solo show in Los Angeles by the photographer, Dan Shepherd. His new series is exploring the human connection to nature by asking people to "Draw Me a Tree." In association with MOPLA, join us on Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm to celebrate the show and collaborate with the artist by drawing a tree yourself in our brand new f/9 Photography Collective gallery space in Culver City, CA. The exhibit will be on view April 9-April 30, 2011. For this series, Dan has asked people to sketch out the trees that have had some impact in their lives. Together, Dan and his collaborators visit these special trees and document them through a unique photographic process.



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Saturday April 09
ALT to the ALT

Show Cave, 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Admission: Free

"ALT to the ALT" is an XXX-themed art event showcasing the top movers and porn directors within the Alt Porn industry through their photography and art. Featured artists: Eon McKai, Carlos Batts, Courtney Trouble, Bob Coulter, Kimberly Kane.



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Saturday April 09 , 7pm-2am; Gallery Preview 4pm-7pm
Rise: Celebrating 9 Years of Emerging Art & Music

Premiere Events Center, 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA

Admission: $15 Admission before 9pm/$20 after; Gallery Preview $5 Donation

Cycles in Time and Moments in Space. The world has never been a place, indeed, it has always been a process. We are always moving through the seasons of change in relationship to ourselves, each other and the great world we live in. Nature’s intelligent rhythms understand the importance of rooting down. It’s the power of winter’s wisdoms that guides us through these cycles of dormancy and inner grounding. As spring begins to cast its incandescent light and the sun shifts high in the sky, we, too, are inspired by an ancient knowing in our bones to bud and blossom into the unique flower that tells the story of our inner landscape. Time is mind and mind is art. What story will you tell as you summon the life force of the seeds you have planted? With all the courage it takes to stay grounded and the supreme freedom we give ourselves to fly… we encourage all to RISE and let those awakened creative forces shimmer and shine!



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Monday April 11
Busta & Schude

Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, 355 North La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

Caporale/Bleicher Gallery presents the cinematic photographs of Ryan Schude and Dan Busta. The exhibit will feature large scale surreal tinged productions with characters that are delicately choreographed to create extraordinary story-lines. A chaotic ensemble of passed out party goers, the aftermath of a car crash and possibly a relationship, an apathetic boy scout lighting his teddy bear on fire, and a young girl unexpectedly welcoming a flood into her quaint home are just a few of the intriguing scenes found in Ryan and Dan’s works.



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Tuesday April 12
Devon Paulson: The Second Tear

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 102 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Admission: Free

LACDA is pleased to present Devon Paulson's "The Second Tear," a solo exhibition of recent digital compositions including printed images, paintings and sculptures that include audio and olfactory components. This is his first solo exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.



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Wednesday April 13 , 6pm-10pm
China Jorrin: Polaroids

1820 Industrial Street (the upstairs gallery), Los Angeles, CA 90021

Admission: Free



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Thursday April 14
Patti Heid: Hattitudes of Fertile Optimism

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 102 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Admission: Free

Patti Heid's works combine digitally composed photogaphic imagery with areas of acrylic airbrush as well as beads, sequins and gold bullion applied over large scale archival canvas prints. The semi-precious substances give the work an historical look of European tapestry and painting with incredible detail and sumptuous color.



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Thursday April 14 , 7pm-10pm
Pints and Pixels: The Cell Phone Edition

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: General $10, Students $5

ASMP Los Angeles and MOPLA present the second annual projection event "Pints and Pixels: The Cell Phone Edition." The event showcases projections of cell phone images from competition finalists. A book printed by A&I with the featured photographs will be sold as well and the proceeds will be donated to SnapShop -- a photography workshop series for at-risk high school students.



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Thursday April 14 , 6pm-10pm
Los Angeles Times Photo: Pop-Up Gallery at Downtown Art Walk

Los Angeles Times, 145 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, Los Angeles Times Photo and Video is presenting a special, one-night-only pop-up gallery during Downtown Art Walk. The exhibit will celebrate the power and explore the craft of visual storytelling through a curated collection of recent work from Times photojournalists. The multimedia-savvy crew will also give a nod to its history with a chronological array of images, spanning from the present back through the decades. Join Los Angeles Times’ award-winning staff for this ephemeral event and block party, outside The Times iconic building on the corner of 2nd & Spring. Sounds by Big Sonic Heaven’s Darren Revell. Refreshments by 213 Nightlife. RSVP to get the inside scoop.



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Friday April 15
Olivier Pojzman: Route 66

The Kona Gallery, 412 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Admission: Free

Big Wednesday presents "Route 66: Menage a Trois" triptychs by Olivier Pojzman.



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Saturday April 16
10 Prophecies of the Analogue Future

Lomography Gallery Store LA, 7998 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: Free

Wake up. Turn on your computer. Check your inbox, the news, your calendar, Facebook. Sync your phone. ‘Bleep’, your morning coffee is ready. Start your car with the touch of a button. Swipe in at the office. Turn on your computer. Check your inbox, the news, your calendar, Facebook. Open an e-card from your best friend wishing you a ‘Happy Birthday’. Rub your aching eyes and wonder why you communicate all day without really talking to anybody. Join us as we unveil the 10 best incarnations of the "10 Prophecies of the Analogue Future" as seen by our very own community in Los Angeles. Real photos, made by real people, with real names, hanging on real walls.



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Saturday April 16
L.A.te - Los Angeles After Dark

Edgar Varela Fine Arts, 727 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Admission: Free

Presented by MOPLA and Edgar Varela Fine Arts, "L.A.te - Los Angeles Afer Dark" will feature photographs from J. Wesley Brown, Amanda Friedman, Zack Herrera, Ryan Schude, RJ Shaughnessy, and Tim Simmons.



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Saturday April 16
Norman Reneau

Belize Consulate Office, Park Mile Plaza, 4801 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Admission: Free

The Consulate General of Belize, under the aegis of the Consulate’s Cultural Desk, announces the opening of a month-long gallery exhibit featuring the photography of Norman Reneau. In this exhibit, the second in an ongoing series of the Cultural Desk’s ambitious Fine Arts Program to promote Belizean artists, Mr. Reneau draws from his extensive body of work in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, to present a photographic study of the ethnic and cultural diversity from which the present unity and pride of the Belizean People were blended and forged and evidenced in the Belizean communities in the United States.



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Saturday April 16
Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project

M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: Free

Carlo Van de Roer’s (b. 1975, New Zealand) Portrait Machine Project explores the idea that a portrait can reveal an otherwise unseen and accurate insight into the subject’s character. The subjects are people familiar to the artist, or those he had expectations of due to their presence in the public sphere. Connected directly to the Polaroid camera by hand-plates that measure biofeedback, the subjects directly affect the portrait produced, similar in concept to the x-ray, which seeks to objectively measure and document unseen aspects of the human body.



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Saturday April 16
LMGA's "Downtown: Incomplete LA"

Terrell Moore Gallery, 1221 S. Hope, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

Focusing on the “incomplete,” amorphous and ever-evolving identity of downtown Los Angeles, "Downtown: Incomplete LA" is the result of an exclusive, juried fine art photography competition open only to members of The Location Managers Guild of America. The exhibited work includes that of finalists Doug Dresser, Ken Hunter, Mark Indig, Barbara Miller and Osceola Refetoff and the recipients of Honorable Mentions: Lori Balton, Claudia Eastman, Russ Fega, Jody Hummer, Jesse Rivard, Beth Tate, Tano Tropia and Stephen Weissberger.



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Saturday April 16
Pej Behdarvand: Dreaming California

DRKRM Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free

"Dreaming California" is about the longing for elsewhere. Pej Behdarvand seeks to elicit the feelings of both beauty and uncertainty that arise when one yearns for another time, place, or circumstance. The Golden State has evocated yearnings for riches, fame, leisure and warm weather from the time of the Gold Rush to the creation of films from the movie studios to songs of surf and sun. This landscape series employs an old Hollywood technique known as Day for Night to create an illusion as well as to capture a different perspective on the “sunny California” landscape.



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Saturday April 16
Open House & Customer Exhibition

Translight Photography Center, 618 Moulton Ave Ste-E , Los Angeles, Ca 90031

Admission: Free

Translight Photography Center, a self service lab and gallery, will host an open house and customer exhibition during The Brewery Artwalk April 16th, 2011 and April 17th, 2011 from 11am-6pm. The exhibition will be up until October 1st, 2011.



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Saturday April 16 , 2pm-10pm
Miracle Mile Art Walk

http://www.miraclemileartwalk.com

Admission: Free

The third Saturday April Art Walk takes place on April 16th from 2-10pm, with many exhibitions happening throughout the day and night, including “Some Assembly Required” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Photography exhibition “Busta and Schude” at Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, BETH VAN HOESEN - Etchings and Drawings at Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Iwan Baan and Daniel Cummings at ACME, and many others. All participating galleries will be marked with MMAW banners.



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Wednesday April 20 , 7:30pm-9:30pm
Open Show LA #5

Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

Venice Arts is pleased to partner with OPEN SHOW, a free monthly event that provides photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers the chance to present their work in high-profile spaces. Four curated presenters (from students to professionals) will have 15 minutes each to show their project and field audience questions and comments.



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Thursday April 21 , Exhibit shown by appointment; Opening reception 6pm-11pm
this is a photo show

Studio 9, 420 West Avenue 33, #9, Los Angeles, CA, 90031

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, this is a photo blog presents its first group show at Studio 9. The gallery-style exhibit will showcase the work of fifteen of TIAPB's members, featuring photographs that were created specifically for the blog's various creative assignments.



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Thursday April 21 , 6:30-9:30pm
2010 International Photography Awards Best of Show

METHOD, 730 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Admission: Free. rsvp@kentcollective.com

ON|PAUSE (MOPLA programming focusing on photography in the creative work spaces of commercial production houses), METHOD, and KENTcollective present 2010 International Photography Awards Best of Show.



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Thursday April 21 , 8pm
Bea Lamar: Art SensuElle

NIKKIS, 72 Market Street, Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

Coinciding with the Venice Art Crawl, the photo show "Art SensuElle" will showcase new fine art nude and sensual photography works by artist Bea Lamar. The event will feature the premiere of photo based video art "Baignera" by the artist at 8pm. A live interactive experimental photo installation "juxta.couleurs" will take place promptly at 9pm. All attendees are encouraged to participate. The event is free and open to the public.



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Friday April 22
A Place in the Sun: Picturing California

Hi-Lite Studio and Project Space, 533 South Los Angeles Street, 6th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Admission: Free

MOPLA, Hi-Lite, and WSTRNCV Magazine present "A Place in the Sun: Picturing California." Curated by Audrey Landreth, the group exhibit showcases a selection of images by LA based photographers. All images of California by artists who have chosen to live and work here. Together, the images comprise an honest portrait, one interpretation, of California as a place of promise. Promises fulfilled, promises deferred, and promises denied.



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Wednesday April 27 , 6pm-9pm
PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

Clark | Oshin Gallery at The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Admission: Free

Photo District News magazine’s "PDN’s 30, Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch," is a look at up-and-coming photographers from around the world and is published annually in PDN. PDN’s 30 is sponsored by Kodak, Sony, Canson Infinity, ASMP, and graciously hosted by Clark | Oshin Gallery at The Icon.



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Thursday April 28 , 7pm-10pm
MOPLA & Smashbox Group Show

Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free

MOPLA and Smashbox present a group show curated by Dee de Lara and Hossein Farmani. The show features the following artists: Evan Abramson, Marjorie Salvaterra, Jenna Westra, Steven Rood, Jeff McLane, Matt Devino, Natalie Franco, Jason Vaughn, Richard Card, Nikolaus Jung, Tom M. Johnson, Jana Cruder, Stephen Weissberger, Brian Hodges, Mallory Morrison, Tyler Kandel, Diana King, Monica Orozco, Bonne Schiffman, Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Ruthie Brownfield, Tiffany Roohani, Elizabeth West, Nina Sers, Meral Guler, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Zoran Milosavljevic, Katie Shapiro, Stephanie Vovas, Richard Silver, Star Foreman, Tamar Levine, James Ridley, Morgan Hagar and Wei Shi.



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Friday April 29
Marc Valesella: Legs

Edgar Varela Fine Arts, 727 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Admission: Free

French born Marc Valesella received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie Paris. An autodidact at photography, he started taking pictures in 1975 while working for Guy Bourdin in Paris. Valesella learned black and white printing from 1977-1979 under the guidance of Jean Loup Sieff, also in Paris. Valesella moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, he conducted extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras, using highly customized enlarging systems.



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Friday April 29 , 6pm (donors of Heal the Bay), 7pm to the public
WIP FLASH Group Show: Heal the Bay Benefit

Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, 90402

Admission: Donations Suggested

WIP FLASH presents a group show and art benefit event for Heal the Bay. This one night event is hosted at Broadway Art Space in Santa Monica. The night will start at 6pm for donors* of Heal the Bay with a private VIP curator presentation. The event will be open to the public at 7pm. 20% of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit Heal the Bay. The night will feature artists: Tatiana Botton, Margaret Malandruccolo, Alison Dyer, Maria Kolligian, Nicole Berry, Molly Surno, Lyndie Benson, Gabrielle Revere, Claire Rosen, Martha Cooper, Jianai Jenny Chen, Cynthia Loebe, Kathie Shapiro, Barbara Grover, Sarah Hoskins, Jana Cruder, Tracey Landworth and more. Food and drinks will be provided with music by violinist DJ Manifesto.



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Saturday April 30
David Leclerc: Paris, Mon Amour

Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Admission: Free

Take a journey through the streets of Paris as seen by photographer David Leclerc. He moved to Paris in 1997 where he spent 10 years walking the city like a tourist with his camera and a profound joy to be there. He misses Paris like he misses his friends, but like his friends, has Paris inside him always. He selected the photographs in this show with a few words in mind: love, joy, art, travel and Parisian. "Paris mon Amour" is a 40 B&W pictures series and Savoir -Faire color.



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Saturday April 30
Redefining Hollywood

The Factory Gallery, 912 E. 3rd Street, Studio 204 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Free

"Redefining Hollywood" is an exhibition that looks at Hollywood with an analytical and an amused eye. The idea of Hollywood has intrigued and inspired image-makers for the last century and it’s no different today. Photographers find themselves continually fascinated by not only the notion of Hollywood, but by the city and community of Hollywood. For some, it’s the feeling of noir and night, for others, it’s the reality of the streets and neighborhoods. Photographers are influenced by movie stars and the idea of celebrity, and by the movies themselves. There is a rich tapestry of photographic ideas and inspiration that emerge from the tangible and intangible idea of Hollywood, and with each unique photographic vision, these photographers are "Redefining Hollywood."



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