(Show Extended, Reception May 21st from 6-9pm) NO FLIP FLOPS PLEASE: Artist Marc Valesella’s LEGS Series Exhibits at EVFA. Opens Friday April 29th from 6-10pm

(Show Extended, Reception May 21st from 6-9pm)

NO FLIP FLOPS PLEASE:

Artist Marc Valesella’s LEGS Series Exhibits At Edgar Varela Fine Arts

Spending most of his 20’s in the jet-setter, high-fashion circles of Paris while working for Guy Bourdin as a fashion photographer and designing custom shoes for the Parisian elite, it is no surprise artist Marc Valesella’s “LEGS” series has more to with shoes than legs.

His approach to the “LEGS” series is much like Yves Saint Laurent’s view of fashion – “Fashion fades, style endures.”

Valesella explains, “Elegance is the manifestation of inner beauty. This work is an expression of my belief that elegance must be cultivated as it cannot be bought like the current fashion trend.”

As a part of the Month of Photography in Los Angeles (MOPLA), Valesella exhibits the LEGS series in a solo show at the EDGAR VARELA FINE ARTS Gallery, April 29, 2011 – May 28, 2011.

ABOUT MARC VALESELLA:

Marc Valesella (www.marcvalesella.com). His photographic endeavors start with the visualization of a beautiful print, even when taken out of the context of the series. He began his photographic career in Paris by assisting Guy Bourdin in the 1970’s. He learned black and white printing under the guidance of Jeanloup Sieff. In 1986, after Moving to Los Angeles, he started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, Valesella has made extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras, using highly customized enlarging systems. Valesella’s work has been exhibited in solo shows and featured in private collections internationally. Recent photography project – photographing ancient cave drawings for the Werner Herzog film, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”.

Marc Valesella
www.marcvalesella.com

EVFA (Edgar Varela Fine Arts) & MOPLA (Month of Photography LA)

“Legs” – a Photo Exhibition by Marc Valesella

RECEPTION Saturday May 21th from 6-9pm
Exhibit runs April 29th to May 28st
Gallery Hours are Wed-Sat from 12pm-6pm

Edgar Varela Fine Arts
727 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Edgar Varela Fine Arts is dedicated to exhibiting compelling work from exciting emerging and mid-career artists as well as  providing a platform  for interaction and conversation about the contemporary art world. EVFA also curates and produces relevant cultural happenings  that impact the perception on traditional art roles in society. For more info:  213-604-3634, e-mail at edgar@edgarvarela.com

Photography LA Calendar for the week of 4/25-4/29


MAKE SURE TO RSVP TO misrach@monthofphotography.com

Free and Open to the public.Presented by:
Art Weekend LA, MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), ArtBook & DLANCRichard Misrach: An artist talk and book signing
Begins at 7:00pmRichard Misrach is one of the most influential and prolific artists of his generation. In the 1970s, he helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing epic series, Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years.

Artist will be signing copies of “Destory This Memory” immediately following the talk

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MAKE SURE TO RSVP TO watson@monthofphotography.com

Free and Open to the public.Presented by:
Art Weekend LA, MOPLA (Month of Photography LA)
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood CouncilAlbert Watson: An Artist Talk and Book Signing
Begins at 7:00pmAlbert Watson (born 1942) is a Scottish photographer well known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography, and whose work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, among others. Watson has won numerous honors, including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, the Hasselblad Masters Award, three ANDY Awards, and the Centenary Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society.

Artist will be signing copies of “UFO” and “Strip Search” directly following the talk. Pre-purchase books at mopla.org

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“Legs” a Photography exibition by Marc Valesella @ EVFAOpens Friday April 29th from 6-10pm
.Exhibit runs April 29th to May 21stGallery Hours are Wed-Sat from 12pm-6pm
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http://www.marcvalesella.com/MARC VALESELLA

Born in France -1955. Received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the ‘Institut Universitaire de Technologie’ Paris, France(1977). An autodidact at photography. Started taking pictures in 1975 while working for Guy Bourdin in Paris. Learned black and white printing from 1977-1979 under the guidance of Jean Loup Sieff, also in Paris.

Moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, made extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras, using highly customized enlarging systems. Resides in Los Angeles. Working between Los Angeles and Paris.

Tonight! April 14th, Edition One Hundred Pop-Up Exhibition @EVFA, All Fine Art Prints $100

Please join Edition One Hundred next Wednesday night for our pop-up event hosted by Edgar Varela Fine Arts & Cultural Events. This event will go through to Thursday night during Downtown LA Art Walk. Edition One Hundred will show and sell all prints to date in a pop-up event at Edgar Varela Fine Arts from Wednesday, April 13th, 7pm to 10pm through Thursday, April 14th, 6pm – 11pm.

Edition One Hundred will preview and pre-sell the… forthcoming 5th series curated by Yesenia Cardona, entitled The Door is Round and Open, inspired by poet Jelaluddin Rumi featuring the art and photography of Doze Green, Yuri Shimojo, Jose Mertz, Daria Tuminas and Peter Bohler.

All Edition One Hundred series prints will be available for purchase for $100.00.

About Edition One Hundred

Designed to provide beautifully produced art and photography at prices within reach, Edition One Hundred is a gallery without walls; open twenty-four hours a day in any time zone around the globe. Each artist’s work is printed in an exclusive edition of 100. With rare exceptions, each print sells for $100. All prints are signed by the artist and come with a certificate of authenticity. Edition One Hundred will contribute 10% from the sale of every print to the charity or cause of each artist’s choosing.

Based online at www.editiononehundred.com, this gallery uses innovations in technology to produce and distribute high quality fine art prints to a new generation of collectors.