Spanbock’s large formal controlled sweeps of the brush, laden with limited palette ranges, both engage with aspects of painting, particularly abstract expressionism, while refuting the emotionalism of the gestural movement. The paintings rely on the basics—color, stroke, materiality, and composition—but retain their identity as markers of time and experience, if indirect and diffused. The gesture that he does use is straight, from one side to another, a discreet unit amongst many. The inter-relationship between these units offers a metaphor for society as much as our own histories, of actions and memories of those. (MP). http://www.davidspanbock.com

David Spanbock TPOT-2015 48 x 30

David Spanbock TPOT-2015 48 x 30

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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