Events Posted Feb 04, 2019

Book Launch & Signing at Arcana > Cole Sternberg: The Nature Of Breathing In Salt

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH,
4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A LAUNCH PARTY
AND BOOK SIGNING FOR COLE STERNBERG:
THE NATURE OF BREATHING IN SALT

 

Events Posted Dec 14, 2018

Book signing at Arcana > TODD HIDO: BRIGHT BLACK WORLD

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th,

4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A BOOK SIGNING

TODD HIDO:

BRIGHT BLACK WORLD

 

"For over two decades, Todd Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World alludes to and provides form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter. Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This presents the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

 

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World contains forty-eight plates printed in an oversized format, featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 by 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

 

Join us this Saturday, December 15th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM to celebrate the publication of our longtime pal Todd's magnificent new book from Nazraeli Press, quaff refreshments, socialize, and engage in some festive last-minute holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bright Black World - or one of his many earlier titles we'll have on hand - signed by Mr. Hido, please do so on our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

Events Posted Dec 14, 2018

Peter Fetterman: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Collecting Fine Art Photography" This Sunday, December 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

DECEMBER 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW

ABOUT COLLECTING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

PETER FETTERMAN REVEALS ALL!

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARCANA'S OWN LEE KAPLAN

 

This Sunday we welcome our longtime friend Peter Fetterman for a very special afternoon presentation entitled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Collecting Fine Art Photography" during which he will take center stage to recount his many eventful years in Los Angeles as a photography collector, then dealer extraordinaire with Arcana proprietor Lee Kaplan. Afterwards we will open up the floor to the audience for all of your arcane questions. For the event, Peter has also curated a lovely show of framed photographic prints for sale by Gallery favorite Pentti Sammallahti.

 

Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over thirty years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over twenty years ago, and was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994. The gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the country - particularly in humanist imagery - and in-depth holdings of work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, and dozens more.

 

So stop by to hang with books and friends, quaff refreshments, attend to all of that last-minute Holiday shopping, and hear virtually all of Peter Fetterman's secrets of collecting photography revealed! If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of the brand new, hot-off-the-press, strictly-limited-English-language edition of Pentti Sammallahti: Birds, please do so on our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

 

 

 

Events Posted Dec 06, 2018

Musical Performance, Signing and Discussion with Anthony Wilson for "Songs and Photographs" This Sunday, December 9th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

DECEMBER 9th FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM

FOR A PERFORMANCE, DISCUSSION, AND SIGNING

ANTHONY WILSON: SONGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

 

In the new album and photobook Songs and Photographs - beautifully produced in collaboration with German artbook publisher Little Steidl - Anthony Wilson brings together a collection of his songs and 35mm photographs that opens a new chapter in his broadening quest for personal and musical authenticity.

 

"Most mornings I wake up and go out wandering with my camera, sometimes in my hometown of Los Angeles, often in places around the world where I am traveling on tour. I look, watch, and take in the space around me. I’m conscious of my attentive state, totally absorbed in noticing things. My path determines itself, each picture leads me to the next. It’s a meandering journey through a landscape or cityscape, but also through my own personal experience. Often the smallest things are what stop me in my tracks and compel me to point the camera and snap the shutter.

In Songs and Photographs, the visual and musical paths of my process converge into a single work in which the songs and the photographs speak back and forth to each other."

Born in Los Angeles in 1968, guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson is known for a body of work that moves fluidly across genres. The son of legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader Gerald Wilson, his musical lineage has deeply influenced his creative trajectory, compositional choices, instrumental groupings, and the wide-ranging twelve album discography that blooms out of them.

An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Over the past two decades Wilson has joined a diverse roster of jazz masters on their recordings and performances, including Ron Carter, Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land and Diana Krall. And while his footing is firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, Wilson pivots with ease into other genres, having contributed his instrumental texture and improvisational authority to albums by pop music legends Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville, and Barbra Streisand.

Join us this Saturday between 4:00 and 6:00 PM as Anthony Wilson will be performing an intimate set from Songs and Photographs with Jay Bellerose, Patrick Warren, and Garret Lang followed by a discussion with producer Joe Harley and publisher Nina Holland of Little Steidl.

If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of the exquisite book and 12" vinyl LP that comprise Songs and Photographs, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

Events Posted Nov 30, 2018

Book Signing at Arcana! > MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS

 

MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS

 

PLEASE JOIN US

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH

MONA KUHN AND DEANNA TEMPLETON

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS COUNCIL - LOS ANGELES

 

Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, Bushes & Succulents is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence - confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.

 

Reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe's floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn's use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”

 

Join us Saturday, December 8th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for a conversation between photographic powerhouses Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, refreshments, and some festive Holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bushes and Succulents signed by Ms. Kuhn, or Swimming Pools signed by Ms. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Posted Nov 29, 2018

Book Signing at Arcana! > ED TEMPLETON: TANGENTIALLY PARENTHETICAL

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd,

4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A BOOK SIGNING

ED TEMPLETON: TANGETICALLY PARENTHETICAL

 

Tangentially Parenthetical is a selection of photographs from Ed Templeton's vast street photography archive - curated, arranged, and then rearranged by the man himself. The follow up to his 2014 Um Yeah Arts survey Wayward Cognitions, Tangentially Parenthetical picks up where the latter collection ended. By combining intimate, accidental, and unconnected moments into one linear piece of work, he tells hundreds of new stories through the thoughtful arrangement of semi-related-yet-completely-unfastened imagery. "I'm out there shooting photos all the time that don't necessarily fall under any theme other than general life," says Templeton, "which is a lame title for a book." With a wink to the absurd, sandwiched between a cover of patterned parentheses and with an afterword built from his own stream-of-consciousness storytelling, Templeton delivers a visual mountain from an archive of stunning molehills in which the images are carefully chosen, shuffled by hand, and laid out with the dueling impulses of wonder and wit.

 

Join us Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 - 6:00 PM as we again host our longtime pal, the enduring and endearing Ed Templeton for what promises to be a stellar afternoon of good vibes, delicious libations, and holiday gift shopping! If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Tangentially Parenthetical signed by Mr. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

Events Posted Nov 27, 2018

Bill Berskon: A Memoir in Pieces

 

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 4:00 - 6:00

TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF BILL BERKSON'S

SINCE WHEN: A MEMOIR IN PIECES

WITH A PRESENTATION BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COLLEAGUES HONORING HIS LIFE AND WORK

 

Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. He collaborated with many artists and writers, including Alex Katz, Philip Guston, and Frank O’Hara. He was the author of several collections of poetry and criticism, and appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, and many more. Formerly a professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, he was born in New York in 1939, and died in June 2016. Since When: A Memoir in Pieces gathers the ephemera of a life well lived, a collage of bold-face names such as John Cage, Allen Ginsburg, and Marilyn Monroe, parties, exhibitions, and literary history from a man who could write “of [Truman Capote's Black and White] ball, which I attended as my mother’s escort, I have little recollection” and reminisce about imagining himself as a character from Tolstoy while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Gentle, witty, and eternally generous, this is Bill, and a particular moment in American history, at its best.

 

We are honored to celebrate its launch with a very special tribute to Bill Berkson featuring readings from his works by Moses Berkson, Constance Lewallen, DeeDee Gordon, Karen Moss, Joan Simon, Mitch Temple, Dorit Cypis, Aram Saroyan, Michael Smoler, and Lisa Johns.

 

If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bill Berkson's Since When: A Memoir in Pieces from Coffee House Press signed by some of the participants, please order from our website or by phone at 310-458-1499.

 

 

 

 

Events Posted Nov 23, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ARCANA, Fall 2018

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BILL BERKSON
 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ED TEMPLETON: TANGENTIALLY PARENTHETICAL

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
MONA KUHN: BUSHES & SUCCULENTS
MONA KUHN IN CONVERSATION WITH DEANNA TEMPLETON
PRESENTED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS COUNCIL / LOS ANGELES

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ANTHONY WILSON: SONGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
PERFORMANCE AND BOOK SIGNING
 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
TODD HIDO: BRIGHT BLACK WORLD

 

AND we'll be participating in a special off-site book signing on Monday, December 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

THIS IS MEXICO CITY - BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR ABBY CLAWSON LOW
at the KNEELAND CO. HOLIDAY POP-UP
at Show Gallery - 1515 N. Gardner Street Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

 

Events Posted Oct 25, 2018

Book launch at Arcana, 11/4, 4:00 - 6:00 > DEWEY NICKS: POLAROIDS OF WOMEN

Please join us on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00 –6:00 PM, with

Dewey Nicks and publisher T. Adler Books to celebrate the the launch of 

Dewey Nicks: Polaroids of Women.
 

If you cannot attend, you can order signed copies of this lovely book here.

 

Events Posted Oct 04, 2018

Fantastic Four Book Signing, 10/13 at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 
4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A
FANTASTIC FOUR BOOK SIGNING:
 

ED PANAR: IN THE VICINITY

JAKE LONGSTRETH: TULARE

MELISSA CATANESE: VOYAGERS

MICHAEL SCHMELLING: YOUR BLUES

 

Please join us at Arcana next Saturday, October 13th, to celebrate the west coast launches for four fantastic new releases published by our dear friends at Deadbeat Club and The Ice Plant. In addition to all the photographers being present, we will be serving Jacques Marlow's signature Ice Plant Margarita and delighting you  with the renowned accordion stylings of Ms. Erin Schneider.

Should rotten luck preclude you from being able to attend this venerable gathering,  fear not: you can order signed copies of all four books here

 

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