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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two awesome photographers in the same show only spells creative trouble...

Just the thought of Ryan Reason and Jennifer Maupin exhibiting their photography together in one gallery tells me that we are in for a treat. Jennifer and Ryan's awesome photography has been featured in exhibitions and local publications, not to mention that "yours truly" has been the subject of one of Jennifer amazing images.

Just last week I was given the pleasure of seeing Ryan's collection for the show and boy was I blown out of the water. One image in particular stuck out, not just because of its raw beauty but more than that, it is the quintessential image that defines Las Vegas's Cultural Arts Scene. For me to make such a declaration should tell you that this photo is a must see. Of course I begged Ryan to allow me to post the image on this very blog but he declined. So you will have no choice but to go down and see it for yourself when the show opens next week.

“Pinfluence” will open to the public at Alios Gallery from 6 to 10 p.m. on Preview Thursday May 5th and First Friday May 6th. Alios is located at 1217 S. Main St., less than a block south of Charleston Boulevard, next to Retro Vegas.

About the Artists
Midwestern-born Jennifer Maupin, came to prominence with “The Downtown Project,” her series of portraits depicting the faces behind the ever-morphing redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas, which debuted to an enthusiastic reception at the gone-but-still-beloved Henri & Odette gallery. Native Las Vegan Ryan Reason -- whose photos are regularly featured in publications such as 944, Vegas Seven and Vegas Magazine -- collaborated with artist Kendall Abbott on the quirky photography-and-decoupage exhibit “(Man)nequin on the Street,” featured at the Arts Factory.


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Ryan Reason

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