Last week we invited Los Angeles photographer Estevan Oriol to give a lecture, exhibit his work, and sign copies of his latest book entitled, "L.A. Portraits".
Just below Mirrored Society, our neighbors Bunny Gunner Gallery has re-opened its doors to what used to be Pigale's Optical. Their new gallery is located just 2 doors down from their former, cozy space located on Bonita Ave. in Claremont. Owners Juan and Susie Thorpe worked day and night to present a new and ever more spacious gallery and frame shop. Selected works by artists Marcella Swett and Florencia Decurgez graced the freshly painted gallery walls, while the crowd could be seen from the rectangled window that faces Bonita Ave. Included in the exhibition were artists Larry White, Kirk Delman, MIke Kotzen, and Ralph Tecotzky.
Now in stock! A new self-published book by Ilona Szwarc. I AM A WOMAN AND I FEAST ON MEMORY is a limited edition of 500. This set of three artist books premiered September 2015 at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.
Ilona received an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions all over the world. Ilona's photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME, The UK Sunday Times Magazine, and the Telegraph Magazine. Ilona was born in Warsaw, Poland and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
LECTURE | BOOKSIGING | EXHIBITION
Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. With an influential nudge and old camera from his father, renowned photographer Eriberto Oriol, Estevan began documenting life on the road and established a name for himself amid the emerging hip-hop scene.
Nearly 20 years later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.
"There is no difference between constructing a piece of furniture and constructing a building," Prouvé once famously said. Equally admired for his work in furniture, metalwork and architecture, Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) is one of the most influential designers of the early modern design movement. His innovative chairs, desks, lamps and shelves have long been collector's items.