Fanfare in Paris

by Moira Cue

Until September 12, 2009, you can still catch the solo photography show "Fanfares" by Oan Kim, who lives in Paris, at the downtown L.A. PYO Gallery.

Parisian nightlife has captivated artists since Toulouse-Lautrec. Oan Kim's multiple layered black and white photos, done with repeat pulls, highlight today's current nostalgia for retro big band music and cabaret-style live singing and dancing in the nightclubs and cafes of the "City of Lights." The result is a series of horizontal panels on lightweight (but fully archival) dibond full of energy, but subdued because of the artist's decision to use black and white film.

For more information, visit the gallery site below.

© 2009, The Hollywood Sentinel.