drkrm specializes in documentary and photo-journalistic work, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images both current or historic. For the past 8 years drkrm has presented a superb and continuous array of exceptional exhibits, specializing in more under-the-radar, counterculture presentations. As curator, John Matkowsky has never been afraid of unspoken issues; some shows were immensely stimulating while profoundly poignant, others were compelling, powerful, heart-rending, and even transforming in their relevance.

Past spectacles have include edgy oddities a la Beefcake Babylon, Found: Mid-Century Vernacular Nudes, and Haunted Hacienda, a study of the art of the Mexican horror film. Taboo and alternative subjects like ghosts, queer history, cell phone photography, prostitution, the developmentally disabled, the films of Roger Corman, cult filmmaker Donald Cammell and the LA Punk scene have also been explored. In one glowing review from the national magazine JUXTAPOZ, Matkowsky was called a “visionary” for his edgy, dramatic showcases.

drkrm is now closed. Please visit our past exhibitions page for an archive of the gallery programming. For any additional inquiries, please contact us at info@drkrm.com

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