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Art Salon Series at PYO Gallery

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March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Salon Series at PYO Gallery
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PYO Gallery
1100 S Hope St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The South Park Business Improvement District (BID) and the Do Art Foundation will host art talks featuring local artists who had contributed artwork to Downtown LA.

Mysterious Origins

Kristofferson San Pablo / Vacancy Projects

Moderated by:
Roger Gastman

Each month we will feature a selected topic that a celebrity moderator and artists will discuss.

Specialty wine tasting and a social mixer to follow. To inspire, and stimulate conversations about the creative landscape.

Artist Statement:

In my latest body of work, I present a specific reassignment of my ongoing study of 1990s cultural agency as its imagery pertains to power and repetition in contemporary painting and culture. Pulled from the treasury of cultural land-marking is the alternative life I have reformatted in my drawings, paintings & installations, recasting key elements and removing others, while emphasizing the (over saturated) unconscious repetition of status and changeability in visual terms.

In a combination of influences such as childhood television shows such as The Simpsons and the saturated/shaky hand-drawn nature of the1990s MTV era aesthetics, art history’s ongoing influence also seeps through the media culture cracks. My interests in artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Richard Prince, David Hockney and Karen Kilimnik become transparent in this recent body of work, as well as my love for the painting styles of 17th century French painter Francois Boucher and Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

My newest works deal with the reassignment or removal of known iconography in popular imagery (Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover, The Simpsons, etc.), they rely on the underground/bootlegged versions of media milestones to transform the conditions in which they were previously used. By removing & adjusting specific properties to create a gap where certainty would typically exist, a space opens to further develop my interest in appropriation as practice, while supporting my efforts and interest in variation in painting. With this iconic remixing of the popular imagery, whether once met with approval or rebellion during their original circulation, have now become emblematic within the tradition of painting.

Upcoming Art Salon Series:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Seating and refreshments are first come, first served.

RSVP Required. To RSVP, email info@doartfoundation.org.