LA ART BOOK FAIR 2017
Opening Reception: February 23 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: February 23 - February 26
In conjunction with Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Slow Culture & Deadbeat Club are proud to launch the first iteration of an ongoing installation entitled: “THE FOTOMAT” As an homage to drive thru Fotomats of yore, we will be re-creating a full functioning kiosk to be installed outside The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
All weekend long we will be offering 24 hour film developing services, film, custom photography accessories, and zines.. In addition to photo ephemera for sale, there will be guest clerk photographers selling limited edition prints exclusive to the booth. Our goal is to create an immersive, traveling installation aimed to both educate and celebrate the legacy of film photography.
Made possible with generous support from Vans, Kodak & Contact Photo Lab
HOURS & LOCATION
Preview: Thursday, February 23, 6–9 pm
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:
Friday February 24, 1pm-7pm
Saturday February 25, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 26, 11am-6pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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*The gallery will re-open February 23 with special hours 1-6PM, Sunday 12-4PM.
EVERYTHING MUST GO
Opening Reception: February 18, 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: February 18 - March 18, 2017
Slow Culture is proud to present a dual exhibition by photographers Daniel Arnold & Jake Michaels. Hailing from opposite sides of the coast, this exhibition is a retrospective look into both photographers practice. From their personal street photography to the pages of The New York Times, both photographers will be showcasing a diverse collection of work spanning their whole careers.
With the rise in popularity of platforms like Instagram and the mass consumption of digital images, this exhibition will explore what it is to be a photographer in the modern age. Photographs for the show have been divided into three separate bodies of work representing different stages in the photographers career. As photos are sold, buyers can take them right away, and they will be replaced with a photo from the next batch of photos. Meant to mimic an Instagram feed, the show will evolve in real time as work changes.
“Daniel Arnold met Jake Michaels on Instagram. Don’t judge. In their first collaborative show, they recreate the cheapness of the internet in a way that is a little bit expensive. Prints are sold directly off the wall and are replaced with alternates in real time, so that the show decays and regenerates as it sells. Every viewer sees a different collection and in the end it leaves no evidence of itself. Was it real? Is Snapchat? Is anything?” - Daniel Arnold
Exhibition made possible with generous support from Kodak
ABOUT DANIEL ARNOLD
Daniel Arnold stole his last words off his cousin (“I told you my feet were killing me”) and died without giving her credit. That same dipshit had a little “1” stick & poke so that when somebody asked if he had any tattoos he could point to his bicep and say "yeah just this 1." He was a million things before photographer- a dishwasher dog walker book shelver babysitter, and a garbage writer with a thing for the internet and a soft spot for sad assholes. A great friend to strangers and a stranger to great friends, he gave everything away, was mostly kind to animals and like Oprah always said, "he was the voice of his generation.” Too bad he died right after saying that C+ joke.
ABOUT JAKE MICHAELS
Jake Michaels’s work is always in flux. On some days it’s a straight game of aesthetics, hard lines and California color. On others it’s a street gambit, a race to grab up all the city strangeness before anybody spots him. Lately he blurs the line between the two with new experiments in manipulative reality.
The LA-based Art Center graduate currently divides time between commercial and personal photography, and he’s busy compiling a street book and directing documentary shorts. His clients include The New York Times, HP, UBER and Monocle.