FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Photography and Sculpture Exhibition Exhibit: “the OUT comes IN” Opens night June 2, 2017 6-9 PM

Event Details


WHAT:  Four Friends Gallery premieres its latest exhibition the OUT comes IN featuring the works of Christopher Broughton, David Isakson, and Larry Janss.

WHEN:  Public Opening Reception on June 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Four Friends Gallery will hold a Public Opening Reception on June 2, 2017 from 6-9 pm of its latest exhibition.  Complimentary light snacks and drinks will be served. Four Friends is located at 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

The exhibition the OUT comes IN opening will be June 2, 2017 from 6-9 pm and the show will run through July 12, 2017.  Gallery viewings are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm and by appointment.  The show will feature the photographic work of Christopher Broughton, sculpture by David Isakson, and sculpture and photography by Larry Janss.

 Artists   Christopher Broughton – Photography – Les rues de Paris

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:  Christopher Broughton

Les rues de Paris: A constant watchman looking past what is seen but anticipating what is about to be revealed.  The work cogitates the mise en scène of the street juxtaposed with the unscripted narratives of humanity.  Charles Nègre was the first to bring the camera to the streets, specifically Paris France in 1851.  Following within the pure roots of tradition and unnoticed observations, Les rues de Paris focuses on the multitudes of independent humanistic narratives interacting within layers of time. The camera’s invasive and subjective nature begins within the frame and its ability to include or exclude.  Its subjectivity ends there.  Human interactions individually spontaneous and overlaid with time, allow true visual metaphors to be observed ever so briefly.

David Isakson – Sculpture – Humorous deconstructions out of everyday objects.


I am a small time operator. I find meaning in the contrast between opposites.  My work is an effort to balance mind and body.  I use technology against itself.  I bring into question modern technology, as a point of reference.  I bring antiquated technology, telephone parts, stereoscope viewers, antique drills, violins, piano parts, and animal bones, ad infinitum into a flux where the humor of the combination of materials begins to create, ex machina, meaning in and of itself.  My name is David Isakson.  I weld and join materials to make humorous deconstructions out of everyday objects.  My art is an outsider deconstruction that blurs the distinction between the inside and outside world, thought and feeling.

Larry Janss – Sculpture and photography – Baffled expressions of nature, the human form and ascendant thought.


As a youngster, I was surrounded by the works of many of the finest working artists of the day, my father having been a consummate collector of modern art. Wherever I looked, my gaze fell upon one sublimely beautiful, provocative artwork or another.

Later, when I was seventeen years old, I was brazenly bribed by my father. The deal he forced on me was that if I’d get my abysmal school grades up, he’d treat me to a summer photographic workshop with the acclaimed master, Ansel Adams, my then (and current) artistic hero. Thus, from my adolescent emersion in the great paintings and my teenage submersion in the study of the great photographs, my time and purpose in the world was predestined.

My recent experimenting in assemblage/constructive sculpture has surprised me and I’m rapidly falling under its spell. I am surprised and amused to I find that I am drawn to iconic religious themes in my assemblages – Catholic, Buddhist, Hindi, Judaic.  When asked to list my religious preferences, I tick off “other”, though I admit that I most resonate with Buddhism and Judaism, as they are the gentlest of the great “isms” of ascendant thought.

The older and more “mature” I’m getting, the more willing I’m finding myself to simply chase my art wherever it takes me.

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