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Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825

Exhibition Detail
SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT
825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069


June 21st, 2008 - July 18th, 2008
Opening: 
June 21st, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Honey, Arlene BognaArlene Bogna, Honey,
2008, color photographic print, 36" x 36"
© Arlene Bogna. All rights reserved.
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.laaa.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
west hollywood/b.h.
EMAIL:  
gallery825@laaa.org
PHONE:  
310.652.8272
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 10-5
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, DCA, Gallery 825, LAAA, Los Angeles Art Association
TAGS:  
whimsical, experimental, photography, photographs, americana, safari, color, custom, multiculturalism, formalist, large-format, multi-media, animals, solo-show, solo, social, contemporary, composition, film, director, Toy, toy-camera, analog, Arlene, Bogna
COST:  
Free
CHILDREN:  
This event is appropriate for children
> DESCRIPTION

SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT in ARTSCENE!
Excerpted from ArtScene
ARLENE BOGNA and BARBARA BLATT

By Suvan Geer (July 2008)

Arlene Bogna’s "Safari Americana" photographs make the viewer sink into a nostalgic reverie. She asks us to consider what it is in human nature, or the American psyche, that makes us delight in the sight of painted, three dimensional animals perched atop sign poles or hawking honey from flat bed trucks. Bogna’s images have the spontaneous feel of snapshots, yet the carefully orchestrated camera angles and artist’s repeated down-low perspective capture the sheer naive exhibitionism of the roadway animal signs.
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SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT made "The List" in Los Angeles Times!

Los Angeles Times, "The List: Art Openings" Compiled by Grace Krilanovich, June 19, 2008.

METROMIX has a preview!

Excerpted from METROMIX
ART ATTACK: ARLENE BOGNA'S 'SAFARI AMERICANA'

By Kimberly Waid & Alie Ward (June 2008)

Photos from her new series, “Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight” pop off the paper with rich pigments and a gorgeous stillness. Exploring the very specific and bizarre theme of roadside animal effigies (fiberglass cows, anyone?), Bogna presents a show that’s hauntingly vintage in aesthetic but also an homage to modern, plasticine life.
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Hollywood, CA Photographer & Award-winning Filmmaker, Arlene Bogna's Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight first solo photographic exhibit to be held at Gallery 825 on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 6pm – 9pm featuring large, special edition color photographs. Bogna’s raw analog photographic exhibit explores our relationship with animals and our need for them in a whimsical, yet thoughtful fashion.

“Part social commentary about [the] role of animals in contemporary culture and part multi-media burlesque - Arlene Bogna’s Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight delights its audience with a myriad of narratives and constructs, all in service of a provocative yet successful formalism,” says Executive Director Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) / Gallery 825, Peter Mays.

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