Daniel Fuller feat. Kevin Ancell – Night for Day | Known Gallery

April 30 2011 . 03:34pm

Daniel Fuller – Night for Day featuring work by Kevin Ancell
May 21st – June 11th, 2011
Opening reception with artists Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knonwgallery.com

Known Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Fuller’s first west coast exhibition Night for Day.
 
As a photographer and a internationally renowned professional surfer Daniel Fuller has traveled the world and simultaneously observed and experienced with a unique perspective how the mind perceives and how the body projects through rapidly transforming visual realities within often physically life threatening situations. For his exhibition Night for Day Fuller has created images of an invisible world in a reversal of the day for night film technique to a night for day method where the moon acts as a reflector of the sun creating the resemblance of daylight and a vision of nocturnal consciousness.
 

Fuller shot the photographs for his Night for Day body of work between midnight and 5 am during the brightest full moon at waters edge in Hawaii and Mexico.  Fuller’s long night time exposures capture the hauntingly beautiful locations such as “Insanities,” “Keiki’s,” “Three tables,” “Hanakapi’ai,” “Monster Mush,” and “Playa Las Viudas.” The choices of these spots were based on the predicted effects that the tones of the sand and the clarity and depths of water would have on the eventual exposure to moonlight. All of the work is an extension of time during which images build themselves according to the movements of natural forces. Clouds, water, and sand shift with wind to perform painterly strokes of light set against the constants of the horizon and the immovable rock formations. Here the unreality of day is built out of darkness.
 

Inspired by the tradition of theatrical pictorial innovation present in the landscape and seascape photography of Ansel Adams, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andreas Gursky -Fuller has positioned his photographic practice against the notion of the decisive moment and instead creates the opportunity for the photograph to demonstrate a drawn out convergence of natural forces. The performance of creating these photos presents continuity with his surfing where stamina, projection through space and time set up an existential relationship to the resulting image. Fuller performs so nature can perform its self-painting process.

The photos become capacitors of time where light’s ability to describe perceptual space is accumulated and stored within 2 dimensions reflecting a movement toward a transcendental abstract space. Day for Night: Night for Day.

 
In filmmaking the Day for Night process is defined by scenes that are shot out doors during the very bright light of day using blue filters and underexposure to create the illusion of darkness or moonlight. Daniel Fuller inverts this process and sets conditions where the appearance of a nocturnal world is made through the accumulation of light and the sustained capturing of natural movement. Fuller’s photographs suggest the creation of a different human eye capable of night vision that sees the haunting appearance of the unimagined and the un-seeable. Unlike the macro unreachable phenomenon of the images of the nebula as recorded by the Hubble or the micro world as seen through an electron microscope Fuller’s pictures illuminate our one to one state of being that is all around us. Like the dark matter within Natures nocturnal architecture our perception of existence would not work with out this missing link. Fuller’s Night for Day photographs create a visual ignition point for conceptualizing that missing link.

-Richard Phillips

Daniel Fuller – Night for Day featuring work by Kevin Ancell
May 21st – June 11th, 2011
Opening reception with artists Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knonwgallery.com

Proudly supported by RVCA and JERIKO

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SABER – The American Graffiti Artist | Opera Gallery

April 29 2011 . 06:22pm

Saber – The American Graffiti Artist

 
 

 Among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER. Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, SABER was raised by creative parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age. At 13, his cousins introduced him to graffiti when they took him to see the spray paint-covered Belmont Tunnel. From that moment on, he was hooked. After honing his skills on local walls, SABER joined MSK, and was later inducted into legendary piecing crew AWR.

 
 

 SABER was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete. In a famous photograph—taken by his father just after it was finished—SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color. It catapulted SABER to legend status in the graffiti world.

 
 

 SABER began exhibiting in his fine art in 2002. While known for his elegant and aggressive abstract letterforms, SABER’s artistic output has also included drippy, surreal cityscapes and his painstakingly rendered "new reality" canvases. SABER has also worked corporate projects with Hyundai, Scion, Boost Mobile, Roland Sands Design, Montana Paint Company, and Karmaloop. His monograph, SABER: MAD SOCIETY, complete with stories of his graffiti misadventures, was released by Gingko Press in 2007 and is now in its second printing.

 
 

 In October 2010, SABER released a video in which the year’s heated debate about healthcare was spray painted over the American flag. While some saw it as desecration, SABER advocated for healthcare reform in the video, revealing that he had epilepsy and was un-insurable. This work led SABER to create a large group of American flag paintings called the Tarnished series.

 
 

 In 2011 SABER’s artwork is featured in two museum exhibitions, "Street Cred" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and "Art in the Streets" at MoCA Los Angeles.


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Amandalynn x Goorin x 1333 Minna hat collection

April 29 2011 . 04:58pm

This is my newest piece, Ethereal Eve, which I painted as part of my own custom window display in the Haight Street Goorin Hat shop. This coming Saturday, April 30th, Goorin will be hosting two events promoting the release of the new 1333 Minna hat collection. The first event takes place at the Goorin Hat Shop on Haight Street in SF, which will then be followed up by an Art Show reception at the new Cassel Gallery at 1261 Howard St. in SF. There will be hand made, signed and numbered poster prints designed by Steel and Reyes, produced by Moon productions available at the Haight Street party, so get there early!
Artists include:
Steel, Reyes, Lango, Amandalynn, Anna Delis, Lucien Shapiro, Richard Colman, Dylan Maddux, Luke Stewart, Erik Reith, Andy Stattmiller, and special guests

Amandalynn

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Vandalog and M.A.N.Y. present Up Close and Personal art show

April 29 2011 . 04:46pm

Starting on May 12th, a New York City home will play host to a new type of street art exhibit. While the community concentrates on artists creating larger murals in often controversial public spaces, the subtle nuances of the genre are lost in the hype. Up Close and Personal explores the craft of artists who usually work in large-scale formats outdoors, by challenging them to create pieces that conform to the intimacy of a residential indoor setting. The works will be no larger than 30 x 30 inches, as small as a Metro card and exhibited on the walls of a small city apartment.  As street art continues to morph into an all-encompassing art genre, Up Close and Personal will showcase works by talented artists whose work is impressive both indoors and outdoors. Up Close and Personal is curated by RJ Rushmore of Vandalog, and Keith Schweitzer and Mike Glatzer of M.A.N.Y.

Participating artists include:
Aiko, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Don Leicht, Edible Genius, Elbowtoe, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jessica Angel, John Fekner, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mike Ballard, OverUnder, R. Robot, Radical, Retna, Skewville, Tristan Eaton, Troy Lovegates aka Other and White Cocoa

Dates: May 12th- 15th, 2011

Times:
May 12th, 7 – 9pm
May 13th, 7 – 9pm
May 14th, noon – 9pm                                                                                               
May 15th, noon – 7pm
Note: Due to the limited exhibition space, people may be admitted in block times every half-hour.

Location: Apartment on the Upper West Side (217 West 106th Street, Apartment 1A, New York, NY 10025) – Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.

Cost for entrance: Free

M.A.N.Y. (Murals Around New York) is a team of artists and curators who organize street and contemporary art exhibitions around the United States.

Vandalog is an international street art blog that covers the art scene as it evolves. Posting interviews, art news, show critiques and photographs of relevant works, Vandalog has gained a loyal following among the street art world. Founded in 2008 by then teenager RJ Rushmore, Vandalog now includes various writers and publishes across a number of social media platforms. Vandalog was Arts Media Contact’s top art blog of 2010.

For more information about the exhibition or images, please contact:
RJ Rushmore – upcloseandpersonal@manyproject.com, 347-331-9127
 

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HENSE | Mark Making in Black and White opening photos

April 29 2011 . 04:24pm

HENSE | Mark Making in Black and White

Sandler Hudson Gallery
April 8 – May 14 2011
Opening Reception Friday April 8th, 7-9pm

HenseTheName.com

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