Christian Block | Air Space at The Lem

by Agathe Pinard

Curator, owner and photographer Gene Lemuel will be opening his art salon The Lem with an exhibition of photographs by Christian Block. Lemuel believes that art galleries are dead and therefore has the ambition to create a resurrection of the art salon. Eighteen years ago he was already saying that in the near not so distant future LA/Hollywood would be the new Mecca/Art world and would be like what Paris was in the 20's and NYC in the 70's. Today, Lemuel is embarking on the second phase of his contemporary photography salon, which he is the founder and architect of The Lem Headquarters, located in the heart of Hollywood on La Brea.

Christian Block’s work environment is the cockpit of a Boeing 747; “as a pilot of a Boeing 747, I fly the world surrounded by monitors, instruments and switches. Nature merges with science; the sun the clouds the technology all determine position. The high-tech cockpit, the speed we fly, all these generate the space I capture within my photography. The power, the dynamics, acceleration and our involvement with nature is what I am interested in and the translation of this dynamic into imagery” says Block.

The exhibition’s opening will be held on November 14th from 7pm to 10pm at the Lem,

835 La Brea Avenue. Portion of the sales from the night will go to victims of the Woolsey fire.