April 28, 2005 04:00am
Clair Obscur Gallery Presents Montage Femmes
Source: Clair Obscur Gallery
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Clair Obscur Gallery presents Montage Femmes. Clair Obscur Gallery proudly presents the work of three generations of 'Masters of Montage Photography', originating from Paris, Man Ray, Andre De Dienes and Dahmane.
The exhibit introduces contemporary and historical photographers who approach the use of Montage from a generational span where each artist continues to capture our fascination with their unique approach to the process. The exhibit features 'The Female Nude' as subject/object of sexual desire, a focal point in the Surrealist Movement where Montage functions as a medium of recognizable symbols and juxtapositions.
However, the disparate approaches to Montage in this exhibit demonstrate the use of groundbreaking photographic and darkroom techniques commonly found in Man Rays' work, to Andrew De Dienes' complex darkroom experimentation, where he integrates the female nude into luscious backdrops of deserts and beaches, to the radical digital montage of Dahmane.
The exhibit features three photo-based artists who's images celebrate vintage and neo-surrealism, with an emphasis on the technique itself, all of which culminate in the long term fascination with re-examining and re-ordering the beauty of the human form.
Welcome to the world of Montage Photography.
Reception & Book Signing by Shirley T. Ellis De Dienes May 7 7pm-10pm
Coming Soon : American Gothic by Carlos Batts June 4 - 30
Clair Obscur Gallery
4310 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029