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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
May 7 - 28, 2005
Los Angeles, CA

Clair Obscur Gallery
presents:

"Montage Femmes"
Andre de Dienes · Dahmane · Man Ray

Opening Reception & Book Signing by Shirley T. Ellis De Dienes:
Saturday May 7, 7 - 10 PM

Clair Obscur Gallery proudly presents the work of three generations of ‘Masters of Montage Photography’, originating from Paris. The exhibit introduces contemporary and historical photographers who approach the use of montage from a generational span where each artist continues to capture our fascination with their unique approach to the process.

The exhibit features The Female Nude as subject/object of sexual desire, a focal point in the surrealist movement where montage functions as a medium of recognizable symbols and juxtapositions. However, the disparate approaches to montage in this exhibit demonstrate the use of groundbreaking photographic and darkroom techniques commonly found in Man Rays’ work, to Andrew De Dienes’ complex darkroom experimentation, where he integrates the female nude into luscious backdrops of deserts and beaches, to the radical digital montage of Dahmane.

The exhibit features three photo-based artists who’s images celebrate vintage and neo-surrealism, with an emphasis on the technique itself, all of which culminate in the long term fascination with re-examining and re-ordering the beauty of the human form.

Clair Obscur Gallery
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 7 PM and by appointment.
4310 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Map 323.662.6693

Clair Obscur Gallery Website

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