FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daniel Arsham and James Law at LEICA GALLERY LOS ANGLES
LOS ANGELES, CA – For his latest exhibition, Daniel Arsham has been given access to Leica Camera archive for a special project on view at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Leica’s most historic camera models such as the original Leica III from the late 1930s, the Leica CL, Digilux 2, M3 and M8 models are cast in geological materials such as obsidian, steel, and volcanic ash; reimagined as relics of a time past. The resulting exhibition of 25 new unique works will be on view and for sale at Leica Los Angeles starting with a Gallery Opening February 7th, 2015 at 6PM. Arsham’s work will be accompanied by an exhibition of 20 black and white photographs by James Law documenting the behind the scenes images from Arsham’s upcoming film project “Future Relic”. James Law’s show will run from February 7th through February 28th, 2015.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City from which he graduated in 2003. After graduating Arsham received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award and in 2004 was invited to collaborate and tour with the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Company for performances in Australia, France, and multiple locations in the United States. Despite never being trained in stage design Arsham’s practice has continued collaborating with Robert Wilson and regularly with Jonah Bokaer with whom works are performed worldwide at locations such as The New Museum, IVAM in Spain, The Hellenic Festival in Athens Greece, and the prestigious Festival de Avignon.
Architecture is a prevalent subject in Arsham’s work; specifically making it do things it is not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Expanding on the possibilities of spatial manipulation and collaboration, Arsham founded Snarkitecture in 2007 with partner Alex Mustonen to serve new and imaginative purposes. Their multidisciplinary practice has included collaborations with designers Public School and Richard Chai, the entrance pavilion for Design Miami, as well as a complete line of functional design objects.
Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Bienniale in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, France among others. Arsham is represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, OHWOW in Los Angeles, Baro Galeria in Sao Paulo and Pippy Houldsworth in London.
James Law is a photographer currently residing in Los Angeles; born in Southern California and raised in Aspen, Colorado. Law has a knack for seeing things from a unique perspective and began his photography career in 2007 keeping that simple tenant in mind. A versatile shooter with accolades in sports photography, advertising, and fashion, he has a love for adventure shooting that is evident in list of personalities and locales he’s shot. His feature in Popular Photography and American Photo magazine gave an in depth look at his approach to shooting that details his range of work from the studio to the wild. In 2014, his work was seen in New York Times TMagazine, Harper’s Bazaar, UFC, magazine, Details Magazine as well as a national advertising campaign for Xyience Energy Drink and contribution to Stampd Los Angeles.
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