dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Out of Con(text), a group show of several dnj Gallery artists, featuring the southern Californian artist Andrew Uchin in Gallery II.
Please see the July 9, 2011 Photo Exchange entry for the images of the other photographers presenting work in this group show.
dnj’s summer group show, Out of Con(text), displaces each gallery artist’s work out of the context of his or her own vernacular and places it within our summer exhibition. Out of context or in context, text, texting, text me, are all words and phrases used every day that invoke meaning within the framework of language. That language can be the precise written word, or merely a visual language of an artist. The chosen works both perform together and yet only reveal a small glimpse into the photographer’s intended meaning.
Michael Eastman, Richard Gilles, Cynthia Greig, Annie Seaton, Bill Sosin, Tom Stone, David Trautrimas, and Dylan Vitone are all represented and exhibited by dnj Gallery. Without exception each artist eagerly investigates the world surrounding him/her, and has built a strong point of view and personal visual expression. By placing work ‘out of context,’ the gallery hopes to highlight some of our favorite images in a more unique and select presentation.
Andrew Uchin, presented in Gallery II, included in this group show, illustrates actual ‘text’ by portraying its physical parts. He loves books — he grew up surrounded by them and that has led him to an earnest interest in their design and display. Books are the subject, theme and focus of investigation of Uchin’s work. He captures the ethereal and the delicate quality of books, also with a nostalgic eye. Books become a reflection of the age in which they were published. “The text on the spine, cover or title page, when highlighted, becomes a poignant story about time, place and meaning.”
This is Andrew Uchin’s first solo show at dnj Gallery. He earned his MA of Inter-Arts at San Francisco State’s School of Creative Arts, and has exhibited in northern various California. Uchin has lectured throughout the United States on books and photography, while being published concurrently. He lives and works in Pasadena.
dnj Gallery is located at 2419 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA
EXHIBITION: Out of Con(text)
Gallery II: Andrew Uchin
SHOW DATES: July 23- September 3, 2011
RECEPTION: Saturday, July 23, 5-7pm
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am -6 pm
PHONE: (310) 315-3551
By Jim McKinniss