deLassée and Dugan Soak up the Sun in Los Angeles!

It’s the final day of Paris Photo LA and CEG is excited to be showcasing the work of Floriane deLassée and Jess T. Dugan at Stage 31 / Booth 16!

Pieces from Floriane deLassée‘s ongoing series How Much Can You Carry? walked the long road to Los Angeles. Her series started in 2012 and is still on-going. It spreads out to 4 continents, 15 regions, within 7 countries, and now The Golden State, California. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them at Paramount Pictures Studios – they’ll be walking the road back to Chicago soon!

Aru, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée
Aru, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée

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On view at Paris Photo LA is Jess T. Dugan’s Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt) , 2013. This piece is from her on-going series Every Breath We Drew. This body of work is incredibly intimate and raises questions about the idea of gender. It invites the viewer to share a private moment with the individual in the portrait including Jess T. Dugan herself. She is redefining the idea of masculinity and asking fundamental questions about identity. If you’re in LA you’ll want to see Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt) , 2013 in person – hurry up to Stage 31 / Booth 16!

I was trying to make something more universal than just showing a group of people who share a similar identity. I wanted people to reflect on that process for themselves, and how we connect with people. -Jess T. Dugan

Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt) , 2013 © Jess T. Dugan
Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt) , 2013 © Jess T. Dugan
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New Works By Daniel Beltrá and Ysabel LeMay at Paris Photo LA!

CEG is thrilled to feature new works by Daniel Beltrá and Ysabel LeMay at Stage 31 / Booth 16 of this year’s Paris Photo LA!

Daniel Beltrá is known for his aerial images and documentation of the world’s landscapes. This time he traveled north to photograph one of the planet’s most foreboding crises. In his two new series Greenland and Iceland Daniel captures the decline of ice throughout the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.

Last year, they were saying there was a surface melt in Greenland, I think it was over 93% of the ice, and so if the ice really goes in a place like Greenland, that’s going to be an incredible challenge for all of us.

-Daniel Beltrá

Iceland 13, 2014 © Daniel Beltrá
Iceland 13, 2014 © Daniel Beltrá

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Ysabel LeMay is nomadic by nature. Traveling the world she unearths the energy of the environment around her and documents the beauty of nature. Her digitally composed photographs are made up of hundreds of images assembled in a painterly fashion, one detail at a time.

I photograph individually each flower, branch, leaves and assemble one by one. I usually work with hundreds of images to form one landscape. I don’t use much filters or manipulation. I respect the beauty of the plant and work with it.

-Ysabel LeMay

Archaeus, 2015 © Ysabel LeMay
Archaeus, 2015 © Ysabel LeMay


For those of you not soaking up the California sun make sure to stop by Ysabel’s solo exhibition, Wonders, currently on view at CEG.

See the Stars at Paramount Pictures Studios!

Sandro Miller’s Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to the photographic masters series visits the home of the stars for Paris Photo Los Angeles!

Consistently ranked one of the Big Six studios of Hollywood, Paramount Pictures can’t help but be a place for celebrity sightings. Even celebrities themselves are noticing iconic figures at Paris Photo LA. Jamie Lee Curtis saw John Malkovich in Sandro’s series and named Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014 one of the top 9 photographs of this year’s fair. The Huffington Post, Huffington Post Italy, Barneys, and the NY Times Blog also sighted Miller’s Malkovich series. Don’t miss out, stop by Paramount Studios Stage 31/ Booth 16 at Paris Photo LA!

Horst P. Horst / Mainbocher Corset, Paris (1939), 2014 © Sandro Miller
Horst P. Horst / Mainbocher Corset, Paris (1939), 2014 © Sandro Miller
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Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014 © Sandro Miller

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Who’s the man in the bowler hat? Gogh to Paris Photo LA to find out!

At this year’s Paris Photo Los Angeles CEG is excited to present new works by Gregory Scott!

The dapper gentleman in the bowler hat, who has yet is to be revealed, will show you the mystery of the ordinary at Stage 31 / Booth 16 of Paramount Pictures Studios. Make sure to grab your umbrella, because it’s raining men in Gregory’s new piece, This is Not Magritte, 2015.

Escaping the rain, Gregory reveals what goes on inside a master painter’s bedroom. Decorated with self-portraits, and fitted with fresh sunflowers, he depicts a comfortable bedroom made of striking colors. Check out the behind the scenes photographs below from Gregory’s newest masterpiece, Van Gogh’s Bedroom, 2015.

Van Gogh's Bedroom2Van Gogh's Bedroom3To find out who’s the man behind the bowler hat stop by Stage 31 / Booth 16 at Paris Photo LA, we’re waiting for you! To see more work by Gregory Scott visit our website.

Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015!

Please join us May 1st – 3rd for Paris Photo Los Angeles, the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium. The Fair is held annually at Paramount Pictures Studios, the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s Paris Photo LA  will host 80 leading galleries and art book dealers from 17 countries world-wide.

We are pleased to showcase the work of Daniel Beltrá, Floriane de Lassée, Jess T. Dugan, Ysabel LeMay, Sandro Miller, and Gregory Scott.

We are all set and ready for the fun to begin at Stage 31 / Booth 16!

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Paramount Picture Studios • 555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA

HOURS

Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2  from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 3  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To see more of the work we will be showing, click here.

We hope to see you there!

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Warholian at Paris Photo L.A.

Today is the last day to see Gregory Scott’s, Warholian, 2014 at Paris Photo L.A.

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a still from Warholian, 2014 © Gregory Scott

“While making this piece I was thinking about Warhol’s use of silkscreen (usually a commercial method of reproduction, not used so much for high art) as a medium, the use of pedestrian subject matter, and the idea of mass reproduction techniques applied to art. Echoing Duchamp’s ideas and ready-mades, Warhol forced the art world to confront the question of what constitutes art. While he is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century, his work is fairly easy to copy, requiring minimal skill to reproduce.

One thing that struck me as I worked on this is the changes that have happened to the iconic products he painted. The Campbell’s soup can still looks very similar, but now has a pull open top, The Brillo packaging is much updated. I wondered if Warhol was working today what products he would have chosen. I suspect the new Brillo package would not have appealed to him. I had to make a choice between using reproductions of his work from the 60s or using contemporary products/packages.

Warhol was concerned with fame, his own and that of others. So I muse over the use of a Marilyn look-alike. It’s NOT Marilyn, of course. It’s someone else, an anonymous woman who is cast in the role of famous person in a famous piece of art.

Random production notes: For the soup can, I painted the entire label and glued it to a can. The visible parts of the can are painted too. I cut the bottom off to fill it with blue paint. The dress the Marilyn model is wearing is a vintage 60s dress. It was ironic that right after moving, after buying and then discarding so many boxes, I had to buy a bunch of white boxes for the production. I am now the box king.” -Gregory Scott

 

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A behind the scenes look of the making of the piece.

 

 

 

To see more work by Gregory Scott, click here.

To see all the work we are showing at Paris Photo L.A., click here.

Visit us at Stage 27, Booth 7. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Paris Photo Los Angeles

Paramount Picture Studios • 555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA

HOURS

Sunday, April 27  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

New Work by Joel-Peter Witkin at Paris Photo L.A.

CEG is showing a new work by Joel-Peter Witkin this weekend at Paris Photo Los Angeles. Paris Photo L.A. is the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium.

Woman Christ Triptych (2013) © Joel-Peter Witkin
Joel-Peter Witkin standing next to his piece at Paris Photo L.A.
Joel-Peter Witkin standing next to his piece at Paris Photo L.A.

 To see more work by Joel-Peter Witkin, click here.

To see all the work we are showing at Paris Photo L.A., click here.

Visit us at Stage 27, Booth 7. We hope to see you there!

 

Paris Photo Los Angeles

Paramount Picture Studios • 555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA

HOURS

Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26  from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 27  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.