FATHOM Dispatch | Mid-May

NEXT UP | Street Photography Round Table

In Conjunction with our current Exhibition Present But Not Involved and FABRIK Magazine’s On The Street Photo Competition, We are pleased to present a Round Table exploring why street photography still matters in the age of the smartphone. Photographers and collectors are encouraged to join in — Our goal is to really mix it up in the discussion of this vital art form. Get Ready to Rumble.  | (photo: Reader by Tony Salvagio)
 

7 PM | Thursday | 5.25.2017 

New FATHOM Edition Print

FRAGMENTATION and HARMONY by Joshua Elias

FRAGMENTATION and HARMONY by Joshua Elias is a deeply personal interior landscape from this lyrical abstract artist and poet. Constantly working in and around opposites, Elias shows us an allegory - - the sense of being busted into shards like a beautiful vase, but finding new beauty and inspiration from the imperfect fragments, and from that a renewed, hopeful harmony emerges.

Edition Details: 12-color archival pigment print on 100% cotton fine art paper, signed and numbered in the margins by the artist. Available in 36X36 sheets in an edition of 10 and 24X24 sheets in an edition of 20.

IN JUNE  | Gary Palmer Solo Exhibition

Gary Palmer

Memories of Zanzibar: A collection of paintings, writings, drawings, sketches, and photographs, the culmination of a body of work recording memories of a journey taken from the banks of Lake Malawi to the island of Zanzibar in East Africa. The work focuses on recollections of people, places, and experiences along the way, highlighting the symbiosis with nature prevalent in African village life. 

Artist Reception 7PM Saturday 6.3.2017 | Save The Date

Street Photography Roundtable

Present But Not Involved

Wavererly Diner by Danny Belinkie

Wavererly Diner by Danny Belinkie


Please join us Thursday May 25, 2017, for a lively exploration of street photography and why it still matters, even now when the entire population is armed with a camera.

A panel of seasoned photographers, curators, and dealers will bat around the nature and style street photography and explore the pitfalls and triumphs of this genre that dates to the very beginning of photography.

Moderated by Phil Tarley, producer of ON THE STREET and Francis Coiro, founder of FATHOM Gallery, the panel consists of the following:

Robert Landau, a veteran urban landscape photographer and author. Mr. Landau’s work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world and his photographs are featured in his best selling book Rock N Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip from Angle City Press. He is represented by FATHOM.

SameSource, is a LA based photographer by way of the mid-west, SameSource and is a recent winner of a prestigious international 2017 Lumiere Award. His work ranges from fine art nudes to classic street photography and he has been featured in numerous gallery shows and art festivals throughout the US and Europe.

Phil Tarley, a photography critic, curator, and collector, is a fellow of the American Film Institute, a member of the Photographic Arts Council, and an artist in the Los Angeles Art Association. He curates photography at the Artists Corner gallery and writes The Critical Eye column for Fabrik Magazine. 

Sarah Lee, a longtime LA based gallerist, curator and consultant. Ms Lee is an advisory member of the Queensland Centre for Photography in Australia, and has served as a trustee, Executive Director, and guest curator of the Korean American Museum in Los Angeles. She is also on the advisory council of the Japan-American National Museum.

Khodr Cherri, the Creative Director and Master printer at A&I Fine Art and Photography. In the past he has collaborated with legendary photographers such as Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Mathew Rolston, and Norman Jean Roy.

Francis Coiro, director of the Iconix Art Group, operates a boutique art complex in downtown Los Angeles that includes the FATHOM Gallery, which represents nearly three dozen contemporary photographers and painters. 

Photographers and collectors are encouraged to join in — Our goal is to really mix it up in the discussion of this vital art form. Get Ready to Rumble.
 

Doors open from at 6 PM.      Round Table 7-8 PM      Informal Mixer 8-9 PM

FATHOM: Present But Not Involved

An Exhibition of Street Photography featuring the winners of Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photo Competition, plus images from FATHOM Photographers and selections from our vintage archives.

Showing works from over 60 photographers, with images dating from 1860 through 2017, Present But Not Involved is a unique survey of the international street photography. The exhibition illustrates the evolution in photographic style and technique from the very inception of the street genre. Exhibition prints range from $300 to $6,000.

Artist Reception This Saturday 4.29.17
6 to 9 PM | RSVP Here

FATHOM | Daily Dose

Crossing - Timbuktu by Joshua Klein, 1996

Beautiful image from Joshua's time in Africa. To capture this slice of daily life in Timbuktu, Klein had to wait patiently on a rooftop for just the right moment for his subject to cross the courtyard. It's a beautiful composition and an example of fine art documentary photography at its best -- showing us, without artifice, the very nature of a place most us will never have the opportunity to experience first hand. 

To see more Joshua Klein Photography, just click HERE

Wear We Art

Imagine Wearing Your Social Agenda

Wear We Art is a three person show exploring the linkage between fashion, art and life from the perspectives of three very different artists.

Sandy Bleifer’s Plastic Kimono Series is based on her desire to use the imagery from global tragedies and natural disasters to create a call of action. Photographic images from the New York and Los Angeles Times are imbedded in the plastic sleeves used to deliver the newspapers. This patchwork of images is ironed together in the familiar “T” format of the traditional Japanese garment. Figuratively, the viewer is invited to wrap themselves into the theme of each piece.

Dennis Olanzo Callwood takes a deeply personal approach combining his obsessions with photography, sociology, art and fashion into a new series titled RAW: Hecho Por Mano. The work combines scrap leather, photography, art prints and found objects sewn together and painted.  In RAW, Dennis has embraced both conceptually and as a process, the notion of scrappiness creating beauty.

In her series, Transforms, Frances Harder has been influenced by her background in teaching university level art with her international fashion consulting expertise. In this series, she has changed one of the fashion industry’s most ubiquitous tools, the dress form, into fine art — alive with color and showing us art can be found in the most familiar objects.

The Wear We Art Exhibition opens Saturday 3.11.17 with an artist reception at 7PM.

On Monday 3.13.17, The Wear We Art Runway Show, sponsored by Fashion Business Incorporated, begins at 5PM. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you at FATHOM! 

FATHOM's Triple Threat: Exquisite Wine - Vintage Fashion - Stunning Photography

Please join on February 23rd at the renowned Cafe Pinot for ART+WINE | "Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky": Soirée Parisienne & Dinner

Straight from the golden age of Haute Couture comes the stunning fashion photographer Gleb Derujinsky, a creative force at Harper’s Bazaar in the 1950’s. At the time his work was considered in the same league as the genres legends such as Avedon and Penn.

Until recently Derujinsky was the secret of fashion industry insiders, his work collected and cherished by veteran designers, art directors and models. This year he has been rediscovered and brought to the forefront through the hard work of his daughter Andrea Derujinsky who wrote Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky, published by Flammarion in Paris. This stunning book is selling out on both sides of the Atlantic. 

On view is a portfolio of limited edition prints from Derujinsky’s photographs of the 1957 Paris Collection. In this set of images you can see his visionary style, as he took the models into the real Paris, shooting them in the streets, cafes and wine cellars of the city. 

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artwine-capturing-fashion-derujinsky-soiree-parisienne-dinner-tickets-31688630547?aff=ehomecar

Announcing FATHOM Art | Series One | Hugh Kretschmer Oddities and Entities

Well, we’re just over the moon, excited to announce FATHOM Art, our new series of artist talks, book signings and gallery tours with our friends and collaborators.

Hugh Kretschmer kicks it off with Oddities and Entities, an artist talk exploring his influences and techniques illustrated with exhibition prints from his FATHOM solo show. Plus, Gastronopolis: a limited edition monograph will be released and available for purchase for the first time.

Please join us at the stunning CTRL Collective space in DTLA

833 South Spring Street, Floor 4, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Up Next It's Underbelly: The Art Exhibition

From the wicked little minds of Rohitash Rao and Kathy Hepinstall Parks!

Artist reception Saturday 1.21.17 at 7PM.

Derujinsky Rediscovered

Discover Derujinsky One of the 20th Century’s Great Fashion Photographers

FATHOM is excited to play a small role in the rediscovery of Gleb Derujinsky, one of the 20th Century’s great fashion photographers. Please join us for a special evening with Andrea Derujinsky, Gleb’s daughter and the author of the breakout best seller Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky, published last month by Flammarion in Paris. The exhibition features limited edition prints from two fine art portfolios published by FATHOM.

The Around The World Portfolio features images from 10 exotic locations shot on assignment for Harper’s Bazaar. The idea was to celebrate the dawn of the jet age by circling the globe on the Boeing 707. Gleb took his new wife and Harper’s model Ruth Neumann on the trip of a lifetime. Less than a month later they returned home with a collection of breathtaking images that didn’t just run in the January 1958 issue, the photographs dominated the editorial section of the magazine.

On Saturday, January 14th, Andrea will be at FATHOM for a book signing and will lead an exhibition tour of Derujinsky’s stunning photography. 

Doors Open at 6PM, Gallery Tour by Andrea Starts at 7PM

Exhibition Hangs from 1.10 through 1.17

FATHOM 2017: Jump In. Go Deep.

What's Up In January

On Thursday January 12th Robert Landau’s Rock N Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip opens at the Fine Arts Building in DTLA, shown in conjunction with our friends ArtmeetsArchitecture.  The opening reception features a book signing, jazz music and great food. Mark and Lisa know how to do it right. 

Then, on Saturday the 14th we’ve got Gleb Derujinsky back in the house. It’s a special evening of high fashion at FATHOM. This stunning photography exhibition features a book signing and gallery tour with Andrea Derujinsky, and the introduction of the Paris Collection Portfolio from 1958… Plus other goodies for the fashionistas.

And than, on Saturday the 21st we’ve got Underbelly: An Exhibition of Comics Masquerading as Art.  The brain child of Rohitash Rao and Kathy Hepinstall Parks, Underbelly first began in the mid-90’s, yet the sharp commentary couldn’t be more timely. Warning: This exhibition is not suitable for children or small animals.

Plus we’ll be announcing exciting news on Gastronopolis, the long awaited Hugh Kretschmer project from Lumen Press — which is our new imprint of limited edition photography monographs. 

More details on all of this and a bit more coming soon… 

Joshua Elias Artist Talk and Gallery Walk Through

We’ve had the pleasure of talking in detail, painting by painting, with Joshua Elias about his FATHOM Exhibition Rock/Light, and now we are excited to announce that you too can get his personal insights into work hanging in the gallery. On Sunday 12.11.16 at 11AM please join us for an intimate art talk and walk through with Joshua. Art, coffee, bagels & lox — what a great start to a Sunday!

Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky -- Book Signing and Pop-Up Exhibition

FATHOM crashes the LA Fashion Market at the CMC

Please join us for the US debut of Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky by Andrea Derujinsky. It's a book signing and mini fine art photography exhibition in honor of the stunning fashion work of Gleb Derujinsky direct from the golden age of European haute couture.

It happens this Monday 10.17.16 from 2:30 to 3:30. Books and limited edition fine art prints available for sale on-site. 

RSVP required to gain access, as this events happens inside the LA Fashion Market (a private fashion industry event) located in the CMC in DTLA.

RSVP to Taylor Felter via email at taylor@cmcdtla.com or by phone at (213) 630-3616

 

Raw Sugar #1 - Opens This Saturday!

We've been working through the weekend here at FATHOM to prep RAW Sugar No. 1, The Sugar Press Group Show. We're so excited to showcase original works from 20 artists plus Sugar Press Edition Prints. All in, there's over 100 works on view and prices start at only $100 for Sugar 100 Prints and range up from there to over $10,000 for some originals.  It's a truly interesting mix of Los Angeles based artists and like the city itself, all are coming from very different backgrounds, each bringing their unique style to the exhibition. Truly something for everyone!

Artists Roster:

Andre Miripolsky, Andrea Bogdan, Ashley Payne, Bisco Smith, Colette Miller, Erin Yoshi, Isabelle Hope Grahm, Kate Carvellas, Larry Lott, Matthew E. Weinberg, Matthew Heller, Paul Juno, Rafael Serrano, Raphaele Cohen-Bacry, Raúl De La Torre, Rohitash Rao, Sarah Stone, Shplinton,  Timothy Robert Smith and Yuki Toy

Transitions Translated Closes

FATHOM is saying good-bye (just for now) to Transitions Translated, this summer’s stunning exhibition from Isabelle Hope Grahm. But first, we’re shooting all the pieces for an upcoming catalogue raisonné of Isabelle’s works on canvas. Check back with us as we’re building a new publications section of our exhibition catalogues and new limited edition book series coming late fall 2016.  

Oddities and Entities

What if a beautiful space alien came to New York for lunch, or more to the point, decided to have New York City for lunch? Wonder no more, Hugh has thought it through for us. It’s how the man’s mind works.  Cleverly absurd.  Please join us at FATHOM for Oddities and Entities, the Photography of Hugh Kretschmer opens on October 10!

FATHOM Summer of Rock ‘N’ Roll Wraps Out

As the summer of 2015 draws to an end, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the trip to DTLA and visited FATHOM this summer.  And a very special thanks to the following folks who rocked the gallery: 

Richard E. Aaron kicked off the summer with Rock On Paper, an exhibition of stunning rock photography.  Richard is a total pro who approaches each shoot like a NFL athlete; and then combines that dedication with the eye and sensitivity of an artist.  Thank you Richard for your life’s work and the great stories of how you got some of those classic shots!

Next Bill Ward, rock legend and heavy metal statesman, brought Absence of Corners - Rhythm on Canvas into FATHOM and blew everyone away with his unique insights into the creative process.  His three artist talks left everyone who attended inspired.  Thank you Bill for your openness and generosity, and for all the hard work from your entire team.

And, a shout out to our friends at SceneFour who created a new collaborative art form -- working along side recording artists from jazz to heavy metal, they translate the unique spirit of each performer onto canvas and paper. Awesome in the original sense of the word. Thank you for including us in your journey.

The great photography from Robert Landau’s book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of The Sunset Strip, was also a constant presence in the gallery this summer.  Thank you Robert for allowing us to continue showing your unique style of documentary work and for being a true gentleman and friend to the gallery.

Gallery Director Anne Martin deserves special recognition for her great work staging the exhibitions this summer.  She designed and hung each show and did a true first class job.  Thanks Anne for all of your hard work and dedication.  I also want to thank Natalia Torres and Jonathan Kawaye who help launch FATHOM and have since moved on to other great opportunities; wish you the best.

Thank you one and all,

Francis Coiro

 

 

Rock N Roll Summer

It’s true FATHOM is rocking dtla this summer.  It kick’s off with the legendary rock shooter Richard E. Aaron.  It's our first solo show for a photographer and we couldn’t be more pleased to present the life’s work of this total pro and true artist.

Bruce Springsteen in concert

Bruce Springsteen in concert

Best known for his music photography, Richard E. Arron has shot over 4,000 musical artists. He has produced still photography for a wide variety of media including feature films, television and corporate video. He was honored by Modern Photography Magazine as one of the “10 Best Rock Photographers.”

Aaron photographed the first rock ‘n’ roll cover for Time Magazine: on it, Paul McCartney. His work has appeared in over 45,000 magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. His work in music photography includes traveling throughout China for several months to document the first Western rock band to tour and record an album there.

Originally from New York, he has been based in Los Angeles since 1980. Aaron is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Brooks Institute where he would later receive an Honorary Master’s degree in 2008.

Event details here!

Bob Francis. He’s In.

FATHOM will be showing the stunning botanical photographs of Bob Francis in the 30 Days and 30 Nights Exhibition. This ad guy/creative director found new inspiration by applying his design skills and professional eye for color to a classic subject — creating his own post modern botanical style.  These images are truly breathtaking in their depth and detail and this exhibition gives you a rare opportunity to view the prints before they are framed and covered by glass.

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