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MOPLA Group Exhibition

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 Featured exhibition of Month of Photography - Los Angeles

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April 6 - 28\, 2013
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Month of Photography - Los Angeles
Group Exhibition and MOPLA One Night Only Pin-Up Show 

RECEPTION: Saturday\, April 6\, 2013 from 6-9pm

Opening night reception featuring our annual MOPLA Group Exhibition\, along with a special ONE NIGHT only Pin-Up Photography Group show featuring the first e ver experimental and interactive group of 60 photographers selected by thos e with the MOPLA selection committee with the theme of Desire.
Link to t he official MOPLA.ORG event page

CLOSING RECEPTION Sponsored by FABRIK MAGAZINE: Sunday\, April 28 from 6-9pm

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present their Annual Group MOPLA Month of Photography -Los Angeles exhibition at their B7 Gallery at Santa Monica's Bergamot Stat ion Art Center.  As a participating gallery of MOPLA\, ROBERT BERMAN GALLER Y will exhibit a vibrant selection of photography from both up and coming a nd established contemporary artists. This group exhibition will feature wor ks by gallery artists: Jeff Charbonneau &\; Eliza French\, John Colao\, Christopher Felver\, Marc Fichou\, Sharon Johnson-Tennant\, Lauren Marsolie r\, Cristina Maxwell\, Marla Rutherford and Dietrich Wegner. 

In cluded highlights for this year’s selection are two series by Los Angeles a rtists Karen Bystedt and John Valadez. Karen Bystedt will be presenting her engaging THE LOST WARHOLS portfolio - a series of photographs depicting th e iconic Andy Warhol in 1982\, captured five years prior to his untimely de ath in1987. Bedecked in a Perry Ellis sports coat\, navy blue shirt and red tie\, Warhol is depicted in a spirited fashion and is as engaging and fres h as his now infamous silkscreen Factory works. 

John Valadez\, a Los Angeles Chicano muralist\, painter and photographer brings to MOPLA h is series of portraiture depicting late 1970’s Chicana’s and Chicano’s. The se works were recently exhibited in Valadez’s first retrospective at the Mu seum of Contemporary Art San Diego\, “Santa Ana Condition: John Valadez 197 6 to 2011.” Valadez was also featured at the Muesum of Latin American Art i n their recent exhibition “MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930 -1985.”

A special addition to the MOPLA Group Exhibition is a Je an Clemmer (1926-2001) retrospective in the B7 Gallery Chapel Room curated by Laura Whitcomb. John Clemmer's works will feature the photographer’s lon g time collaborations between the artist Salvador Dali and the sculpture to wear designer Paco Rabanne. Clemmer's exhibition will feature the tableaux vivants made in the early sixties at Dali's home of Port Lligat as well as the 'Metamorphosis' collage series\, which they created together. Nues wil l feature Clemmer's photographs of nude women of varying ethnicity  from hi s  renowned collaboration with Paco Rabanne.  This will be the first retros pective combining Clemmer's most significant collaborations\, which secured his legacy as one of the most prolific erotic fashion photographers of the 60's.  

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