Past Exhibition

Gregory Bojorquez – The Eastsiders – Cologne

6 July – 21 July 2018

On July 5, Galerie Bene Taschen will open its fifth solo exhibition, „The Eastsiders“, with American photographer Gregory Bojorquez (* 1972, Los Angeles, USA).

Bojorquez grew up in Los Angeles. He continuously found motives and inspiration in his neighborhood, the Eastside. Exposed to the extremes of life and death on the streets, he sought to document the reality of life in the area, inhabited by some of Los Angeles’ most notorious gangs.

In 1996, Bojorquez began his photographic work in East Los Angeles. Five years later, in 2001, “The Eastsiders” project was complete.

„The Eastsiders“ is a photo essay about street scenes and character portraits, all framed by the scenery of East Los Angeles. It was Bojorquez’s personal desire to depict his neighborhood in a realistic, authentic and believable way. Each of the images from the project were taken on analogue and developed by the artist himself. The exhibition will show a selection of small format Silver gelatin and Type C photographs.

“I knew that I had to keep capturing the street life around me while I was young in order to keep the spontaneity value alive in the imagery. I did not want to be some outsider with a camera, like many that have documented the east side before me.” – Gregory Bojorquez

Bojorquez’s work was recently exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum, at the beginning of 2017.

Solo- and Groupexhibitions (Selection):

Frame Life, Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne; 45 Point Blank, Galerie Bene Taschen, Los Angeles; Streets of L.A., Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne Streets of L.A., Galerie Bene Taschen, Berlin; The Sun Rises In the East, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles; 5 Years – 6 Artists, Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne; It’s a beautiful day, I guess, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles; The thrill of victory the agony of defeat, New Image Art, Los Angeles; Insights, Galerie Bene Taschen, Los Angeles; A Story to tell, Galerie Bene Taschen, Berlin;
The Crazy Life, New Image Art Gallery, Santa Monica; Photography from 1978 – 2013, Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne; California Photography Now, New Image Art Gallery, Santa Monica; LA WOMEN, Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego LA WOMEN, Lab 101 Gallery, Culver City; Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles

Opening:
July 5th, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m. and by appointment

Location:
Moltkestraße 81, 50674 Cologne

Photograph:
Gregory Bojorquez
Let me roll it
Silver gelatin print
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)

 

Mariachis with Guitars, 2001

Type C vintage print, printed 2001
20 x 25 cm (7.9 x 9.8 inches)
Dancing at Club Lido, 2001

Type C vintage print, printed 2001
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Mariachi Sunset, 2001

Type C vintage print, printed 2001
20 x 25 cm (7.9 x 9.8 inches)
Office girl, 2003

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 2003
35,6 x 27,5 cm (14 x 10.8 inches)
Rose Bowl Game, 2000

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 2000
27,5 x 35,6 cm (10.8 x 14 inches)
Beeper Days, 1997

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
35,6 x 27,5 cm (14 x 10.8 Inches)
Josie, 1997

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
27,5 x 35,6 cm (10.8 x 14 inches)
Bunny Ears, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
35,6 x 27,5 cm (14 x 10.8 inches)
Summertime, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Bird, Psycho & Little One, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
#35,6 x 27,5 cm (14 x 10.8 inches)
Beer & Pie #2, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
27,5 x 35,6 cm (10.8 x 14 inches)
Vase Study, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
35,6 x 27,5 cm (14 x 10.8 inches)
Ramirez Market, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
20 x 25 cm (7.9 x 9.8 inches)
Dulce aka. Muñeca, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Handball, Montebello Park, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Turtle - Downey Road, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998#
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Lollipop & Corona, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Lipstick & Mascara, 1997

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Getting Down, Montebello Inn, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Vigil for Sgt. Ramirez, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Jardin Mural, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Cruise Night, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
No cruising, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Blaze it, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Let me roll it, 1997

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Helmet Night, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (9.8 x 7.9 inches)
Ray of Hope - Sergio Mora, 1997

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1997
20 x 25 cm (7.9 x 9.8 inches)