Daring To Claim The Sky; Photographs by Melodie McDaniel

  • April 20 - May 6, 2018
Space 15 Twenty
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Suite 8
Los Angeles, California

April 20 - May 6, 2018
Compton Jr. Posse
Daring to Claim The Sky
Photographs by Melodie McDaniel
Curated by Audrey Landreth
Organized by Amelia Fleetwood
Opening Reception Friday, April 20, 6 - 9pm

Melodie McDaniel’s work is rooted in understanding identity and experience through a nuanced and respectful exploration of her subjects over time. With a deep interest in discovering telling signs of humanity that unite us all, it makes perfect sense she was drawn to Compton Jr. Posse as an epic subject to tell a compelling story.

Founded by Mayisha Akbar in 1988, Compton Jr. Posse is an equestrian program in Compton, CA that empowers neighborhood kids by teaching them competitive equestrian skills and horse care and maintenance. By “Keeping kids on horses and off the streets”, this youth community outreach program develops and nurtures self esteem, responsibility and discipline. 
In 2015, McDaniel was introduced to CJP by her equestrian friend and writer, Amelia Fleetwood - who knew she would be an inspired match for the organization. Since then, McDaniel has immersed herself in the CJP community to capture its mission and day to day spirit with dignified portraits and powerful reportage.
What is evident is the universal truth that so much more is possible when live is in the picture.
Daring to Claim The Sky is proud to exhibit a selection of thirty-six archival edition prints that honor and illuminate the experience of Compton Jr. Posse.

Upcoming Events

Paula Rego, Scavengers, 1994 Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 160 cm Private collection © Copyright Paula Rego.  Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
  • October 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019
  • October 17 - November 12, 2018
  • Fishkill, New York
  • October 18-23, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California
  • October 20 - November 30, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Rachel Lauren Kaster | Anamnesis, Solo Exhibition

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California


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Ammonite sculpture from the Paleozoic era (est.  $200-$300).
  • October 21, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Andrew Jones Auctions, October 21st

Andrew Jones Auctions
2221 South Main Street
Los Angeles, California


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Catherine Asanov
  • October 22 - November 3, 2018
  • Santa Monica, California

Catherine Asanov, solo exhibition at dnj Gallery, Santa Monica

Photographs from one of "The Best Fashion Ad Campaigns of 2018" with Badgley Mischka

dnj Gallery
3015 Ocean Park Avenue
Santa Monica, California


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Photo credit: Colored engraving of Wentworth Woodhouse by Nathaniel Whittock, ca.  1840
  • October 23, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Evening Lecture: "Wentworth Woodhouse"

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware


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Robbie, Abergavenny, Wales, 2015 © Clémentine Schneidermann, courtesy of Sion and Moore
  • October 24 - November 3, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
Image from the 2017 Fine Art Print Fair
  • October 25-28, 2018
  • New York , New York

Fine Art Print Fair

International Fine Print Dealers Association

River Pavilion, Javits Center
11 Avenue at 35th Street
New York , New York


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Lot No.  72, IRVING RAMSEY WILES, American (1861-1948), The Loiterers, oil on canvas, signed and dated, 18 x 24 inches, Estimate:$100,000-150,000.
  • October 25, 2018
  • Milford, Connecticut

Shannon's Fine Art Auction, October 25th

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
354 Woodmont Road
Milford, Connecticut


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Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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