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Excerpted from ArtScene
ARLENE BOGNA and BARBARA BLATT

By Suvan Geer (July 2008)

Arlene Bogna’s "Safari Americana" photographs make the viewer sink into a nostalgic reverie. She asks us to consider what it is in human nature, or the American psyche, that makes us delight in the sight of painted, three dimensional animals perched atop sign poles or hawking honey from flat bed trucks. Bogna’s images have the spontaneous feel of snapshots, yet the carefully orchestrated camera angles and artist’s repeated down-low perspective capture the sheer naive exhibitionism of the roadway animal signs.
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SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT makes "The List" in Los Angeles Times!

Los Angeles Times, "The List" Critic’s Preview by Christopher Knight Times Art Critic, July 3, 2008.
Los Angeles Times, "The List: Art Openings" Compiled by Grace Krilanovich, June 19, 2008.

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Excerpted from METROMIX
ART ATTACK: ARLENE BOGNA'S 'SAFARI AMERICANA'

By Kimberly Waid & Alie Ward (June 2008)

Photos from her new series, “Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight” pop off the paper with rich pigments and a gorgeous stillness. Exploring the very specific and bizarre theme of roadside animal effigies (fiberglass cows, anyone?), Bogna presents a show that’s hauntingly vintage in aesthetic but also an homage to modern, plasticine life.
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WOMEN AROUND TOWN includes SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT!

Excerpted from SCWCA / Southern California Women's Caucus for Art

WOMEN AROUND TOWN
by Suvan Geer (June and July 2008)
The strange, sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing nature of human vs. animal relations is the focus of film maker Arlene Bogna’s first exhibition of color photographs at gallery 825. 6/21 to 7/18. www.laaa.org

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PHOTOGRAPHER & AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, ARLENE BOGNA’S
SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS FIRST SOLO EXHIBIT AT
GALLERY 825 IN WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM JUNE 21 - JULY 18, 2008

Hollywood, CA Photographer & Award-winning Filmmaker, Arlene Bogna's Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight first solo photographic exhibit to be held at Gallery 825 from June 21 - July 18, 2008 featuring large, special edition color photographs. Bogna’s raw analog photographic exhibit explores our relationship with animals and our need for them in a whimsical, yet thoughtful fashion.

“In Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight, I wanted to explore this instinct of ours, a strange impulse to connect with, or show dominion over, our fictitious animal friends,” says Photographer, Arlene Bogna. “I created these photographs using toy cameras with experimental techniques, including cross-processing, light leaks, pushed colors, expired film, and custom printing to capture my memories with a sense of play and discovery.”

An award-winning Writer/Director and Photographer, Bogna has received two KidsFirst! Awards for her screenplay, 'Earth Kids' (co-written with Nicole Schubert), and a Telly, Platinum Best of Show Aurora, Davey, and Remi, for her narrative PSA "Canvas" which she created for the art non-profit, A Window Between Worlds, produced by Women In Film. Bogna’s art and film background includes fine art classes in color, composition, painting and drawing at The Art Center and Otis Parsons, film and media at the Universita di Bologna, Italy, culminating in a Film and Italian Literature degree from UCLA. She continues to expand upon her art education. For more information, go to www.arlenebognafineart.com.

Gallery 825 is located at 825 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Free to the public, Safari Americana: Scenes of Delight exhibition runs June 21 – July 18, 2008.
Valet parking is available.
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.
For a private tour, or for more information, please call: (310) 204-4665.


 
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