Following the hugely successful opening reception of Los Angeles Artist, Blake Little’s show on March 7, Kopeikin Gallery will offer everyone an opportunity to meet the artist in person. On Thursday March 26th at the Kopeikin Gallery, Blake Little will discuss his current series of work “Preservation” with writer, critic and curator Shana Nys Dambrot. The Gallery will open at 6:30pm for viewing of the exhibition prior to the start of the talk at 7:15pm.
“Preservation” is a series of portraits where a variety of subjects are encased in Honey. The transformation changes, distorts and amplifies the human body, raising questions of immortality, physical perfection and repulsion. Little will also have copies of his Preservation monograph for purchase and signing at the the Gallery on Thursday, March 26.
Blake Little is well known for his ability to intimately capture the energy and personality of his subjects. His skills as a portrait photographer have garnered him a reputation amongst celebrities, international publications, and corporate clients. Blake Little was born and raised in Seattle before moving to Los Angeles and becoming part of the vibrant 1980’s LA Art Scene. An artist portrait series included David Hockney, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha, and led to commercial assignments in the entertainment industry. He has since photographed for such publications as London TimesMagazine, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Time, Los Angeles Magazine and ESPN Magazine. Little’s first museum exhibition, “Blake Little: Photographs From The Gay Rodeo”, ran from January through July 2014 at the Eiteljorg Museum.
Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Arts Editor for Vs. Magazine, Contributing Editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to the LA Weekly, Flaunt, Huffington Post, Palm Springs Life, and KCET’s Artbound.