Arena 1 Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Seeing through the Eyes of the Mona Lisa", an exhibition exploring the randomness of photography as a discipline.
The camera is ubiquitous in contemporary life. Nearly everyone is a photographer today, most often recording the personal and mundane but occasionally capturing news-breaking images of world historical importance. With digital cameras, we have become instant gratification consumers of our own portraits. What are we looking at, and what are we seeing?
In this unique exhibition, those who consider themselves artists and those who may not think of themselves as artists will have their photographs exhibited in a random way in a gallery space.
All subject matters have been accepted to allow maximum expression of how we see and experience our daily life. At the opening night each visitor will be given a Mona Lisa mask, creating a feeling of performance. Baroque Music will be played during the reception.
The Mona Lisa represents our unified singular vision, through which we see each other and the work on display.
How it works:
Submit up to 5 photographs, all subjects, all submissions will be part of the show, no fee!
B&W or Sepia, 8 x10 or 8.5x11 with white border, no frame, no mat board
indicate FS or NFS (for sale/not for sale)
work returned only via self-addressed, stamped envelope
or pick up on 10.5.2011 from 12-4pm
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 9.3.2011 by 6pm
You can either drop your photos off - Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6 PM
@ ARENA 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or mail them to the same address
Exhibition: September 10 - October 1, 2011
Opening Reception with Mona Lisa masks and Baroque Music: Saturday, September 10 from 6-9 PM