COMMONSPACE L.A. opening this Sat. Nov 13th 5-7pm

If you're looking for someing to do this weekend and you're up in LA check out the inagural opening of the COMMONSPACE L.A.  OC's very own David Michael Lee will participate in the gallery's group exhibition.           Good luck David!

Gallery Opening:
COMMONSPACE L.A., 2226 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca, 90023.

Action (un)Packed: Abstraction After Action
November 13th, 5-7pm. 

Press Release:
The inaugural exhibition of Commonspace brings together a number of emerging American painters engaged in investigating the inheritance of Action Painting at the opening of the twenty-first century. This packed salon style exhibition attempts to trace new strategies of speed, viscosity, virtuosity, geometricism, color vibration and mixed vocabularies of every kind that fall beyond the stratagems of neo-modernism and postmodernism. Action (un)Packed showcases painting practices that aren’t afraid of complexity or abjection, beauty or the ridiculous, but that actively demonstrate a dynamic negotiation between disparate regimes of pictorial signification. The defining question of this survey is whether or not we are qualitatively after Action painting or whether living in a hyperbolic economy of accelerated effects hasn’t engendered a certain degree of generosity toward the affect of Action painting once again – and if so, what defines its conditions of possibility today? Artists in the exhibition include: Nick Aguayo, Joshua Dildine, Kent Familton, Richard Galling, Steve Hampton, David Michael Lee, Ryan Peter Miller, Marcus Perez, Grant Vetter, and Steve Walters.

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Josh Dildine, "Departure from the Expected", oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 in by 66 in, 2010.


David Michael Lee "Herb 11", Acrylic on dyed hemp, 11.5 x 11.5 in, 2010



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