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SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Venice Beach Sunsets
Presenting the Photography of Andrew Karl and Danny Rice
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit local photography collaborative Venice Beach Sunsets in their first gallery exhibition. The duo’s self-titled exhibition, Venice Sunsets is on view from December 11, 2015 through January 6, 2016 with a public reception on Saturday, December 12, 12-4 p.m.
Venice-based photographers Danny Rice and Andrew Karl began their collaborative photography project as a hobby. Shortly after moving to the Venice Beach area in 2013, the friends and colleagues made it a routine to photograph a sunset everyday, posting their daily shots to social media. Their creative diversion quickly grew, and @Venice_Sunsets now boasts over 90,000 Instagram followers. With online features on the Chive’s “Instagrams That Are Worth A Follow,” Thrillist’s “15 L.A. Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Right Now,” and Buzzfeed’s “24 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Fall In Love With the USA,” Venice Beach Sunsets has a significant online presence and a popularity that continues to grow. Most recently, Venice Sunsets has collaborated with the Los Angeles Convention and Visitor’s Bureau sharing their images with local audiences through Discover L.A.’s “L.A. Neighborhoods Project” and contributing featured images for the Getty Center’s “Saturdays Off the 405,” among numerous others.
Now, in Venice Sunsets’ first exhibition, Danny and Karl make the transition from the digital format to printed media with photographs on wood and limited edition prints of their sunset photography at Laura Korman Gallery. The duo will also show their works in the upcoming Venice Art Crawl later in December. “Living in Venice, we’ve come to realize how much of a small town it can be in a big city,” says Danny. “(We) wanted to do something different, eclectic, and sustainable while also being able to support local businesses.”
Venice Beach Sunsets celebrates the natural beauty of Southern California with daily photographs of colorful sunsets from the iconic Venice boardwalk and Los Angeles Coast from every vantage point. The exhibition personifies the current trend and many intricacies of social media transitioning into a fine art. The reception will coincide with the Bergamot Open House holiday party from 12-4 p.m.