Join us for the Opening Reception of David Krovblit "Shells" and John Nyboer "The Real Future: Dancers at The Lot, Los Angeles", Saturday, Novermber 11, 6 - 9pm. Come and meet the artists
David Krovblit "Shells"
The images are a combination of decorative traditions upon the form of a hand grenade. These combinations of beautiful, traditional, humorous and deadly, highlight the contrast of two elements of existence: an egg, the origin of life and the grenade, a harbinger of death. While both concepts can be of a serious nature, Krovblit’s combination creates a levity that makes the pieces engaging and approachable.
Krovblit’s three themes from the show are drawn from different cultures and time frames. The Fabergé Eggs of Imperial Russia, Japanese and Chinese Pottery, and commercial graphics from American advertising are utilized in creating a narrative of the long relationship between businesses and the machines of war.
John Nyboer "The Real Future: Dancers at The Lot, Los Angeles"
This collection of photographs is an intimate look into “The Lot”, a vibrant underground dance community thriving in the parking lots and warehouses of downtown Los Angeles. Nyboer made the decision to photograph in natural light with out flash lighting to captivate the essence of the dance performances as opposed to a crisp well-lit photograph.
By playing with the shutter speed, Nyboer managed to capture just the movements of the dancer, creating a ghost-like figure within a crowd. In their expressions you can see each critiquing while acknowledging the skill and creativity of each dancer. Nyboer wants people to imagine placing themselves in the middle of the dancers, to feel “the joy, courage, and community that drive this art form”.