In the latest dearantler show, we pay homage to nature's grandest cathedrals, its most heavenward sacred spaces: mountains. From the most inviting and verdant summits, to inhospitable thin-aired peaks far above timberline, mountains offer weary human souls a dose of the grandiose, a chance for renewal, a baptismal reconnection to our primeval roots of wandering lands high and low.Read More
dearantler opened its virtual doors on December 15, 2013 and we're throwing a party (in real life, not virtual!) to celebrate 3 years of shenanigans and 10 art shows.
Come out and say hello, enjoy live music by holiday carolers and the Peanut Butter & Jellies,* go on a guided moonlight hike, sip a drink...and of course enjoy the artwork. Brand-new work and selections from all past shows will be on display, including work by the talented Diana Kohne. Check out the gallery and attic for a taste.
The event takes place at TreePeople's Coldwater Canyon Park, a beautiful refuge in the middle of LA. Extra points for anyone who can decode the symbols at the bottom of the poster (hint: each represents a past show title and a Hitchock film).
*The PB&Js are: Edith de Guzman, Laura Derby, Jessika Mitchell, Danny Carmichael and Rodney Rodriguez.
Another year passes and we find ourselves at summer's doorstep once more. California is fortunate to have year-round access to the outdoors -- but even in the land of never-ending exploration opportunities, summer affords special access to some of the most incredible places this state has on offer. Among these are the Sierra Nevada Mountains -- the Range of Light, as John Muir called it. At 400 miles long -- from Tehachapi Pass in Kern County, to Fredonyer Pass in Lassen County -- the Sierra is home to three national parks (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon), 20 wilderness areas, and many other iconic features, including Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.
Many consider the John Muir Trail to be the crown jewel of this spectacular mountain range. Even a well-traveled buck like me would be hard pressed to find a land to match its awe-inspiring magnificence. And so, with summer here once again, we pay homage to this stunning 220-mile ribbon of trail in the hopes of inspiring others to breathe its therapeutic air, see its exhilirating sites and feel its recuperative effects.Read More
The Horizon Vanishes | A Journey Underwater signals the return of new work to the virtual gallery walls of dearantler. E+J both present new series exploring this topic, offering two varying styles and takes on the same theme. We invite you to leave the familiarity of terra firma, enter the depths of the ocean with us and explore a world not often seen.
What is it about this vast, cold, dark world that has lured writers, artists and explorers for thousands of years? Whether it's the biblical allegory of Jonah and the whale, Ahab's obsessive quest for Moby Dick, or the ancient mariner's lament "Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink," this is a theme that ties us through our collective ancestral roots. At once alluring and inhospitable, the sea reminds us of a time before humankind's predecessors crawled out of its embrace onto the primordial shore.Read More
To Catch Some Sleep | Fairy Tales Reimagined brings two "firsts" to dearantler: the show brings screen printing to our gallery for the first time, and it's the first-ever collaboration between E+J to be shown at dearantler.
The artists split everything about To Catch Some Sleep down the middle: selecting which fairy tales would make the cut, designing the prints, cutting the stencils, blending the inks, and finally, printing. This differs from E+J's usual creative process, where they each run with their individual ideas and pursue them alone, occasionally checking in with each other for critique or to ask for assistance along the way. I enjoy seeing what those two come up with individually for each show, but I must say that this collaboration was great fun to watch. For days and days, the dearantler studio was filled with a rainbow of ink jars, ink-stained aprons and half-finished prints rotating endlessly between the printing table and the drying rack.Read More