-THE DO ART FOUNDATION & ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN L.A.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
ROBERT MONTGOMERY: L.A. BILLBOARD EXHIBITION
ART ABOVE THE STREETS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MONTGOMERY
Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2014 (ongoing, billboard locations throughout L.A.) Panel Discussion With The Artist: Monday, June 3oth, 7pm-1.30am, hosted by Artist Kimberly Brooks.
The Do Art Foundation, in collaboration with Art Share L.A., & Ace Hotel Downtown L.A., are immensely excited to present Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery.
Renowned British text artist Robert Montgomery draws significantly from examples of mass communication & public interventionist strategy, to create powerful, achingly melancholic works, within the post-situationist & conceptual art traditions.
Often monochromatic, Montgomery’s billboard compositions encompass fragments of memory & nostalgia, narrative & conjecture, dream & love, journey & revelation, yearning, & imagining. Considered works of welcomed intimacy & collective enquiry, Montgomery has held major exhibitions across Europe & Asia of his billboard poems, light installations, woodcuts, & watercolours.
Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland, in 1972. Studying at the Edinburgh College of Art & then within the core program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Montgomery has lived & worked in London, ever since 1999. He is also the Associate Publisher of British cultural magazine, Dazed & Confused.
Above The Streets: Robert Montgomery, is Montgomery’s inaugural Los Angeles exhibition, & is the largest public collection of his work to date. Montgomery has created fifteen new & original, site-specific works, which will be exhibited at assorted billboard locations, throughout the City Of Los Angeles. These will all be explored in a panel discussion upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown L.A., hosted by Artist Kimberly Brooks.
About Kimberly Brooks:
Kimberly Brooks is a Contemporary American Painter, Innovator, Technologist & Writer. As a painter, she has held numerous solo exhibitions across the United States, & has been showcased in juried exhibitions including curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts, & the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the founding editor of the Arts & Science sections of the Huffington Post, & created Art Meets Science to which she still contributes. She is the creator also of Imageblog, a curated stream of images from artists contributing from around the world. Brooks received her BA at UC Berkeley and studied painting at Otis and UCLA. Brooks currently lives in Los Angeles.
About Do Art Foundation:
The Do Art Foundation is an L.A. based non-profit organisation that develops inspiring artistic projects and programs with & for the public realm to bring creative insight & develop awareness within our contemporary culture.
About Art Share L.A. -
Art Share L.A. is a sanctuary for the arts in downtown LA. Maintaining a 28,000 sq-ft warehouse in the heart of the arts district, Art Share maintains both 30 subsidised live/work lofts for artist, & a community-programmed facility offering classes, exhibitions & events.
Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery, will occur upstairs at The Ace’s rooftop.
About Ace Hotel:
Ace Hotel reinvents urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the history & geography of the buildings we inhabit, & let these guide us to someplace fresh & familiar. Ace is the low card & the high card. For more information go to: acehotel.com.
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For additional information, please contact:
Carmen Zella, Executive Director, Do Art Foundation:
email@example.com & +1 310 406 5055
Kingston Trinder, Creative Director, Do Art Foundation:
firstname.lastname@example.org & +1 323 542 3307 For all social media, please visit the following: ROBERT MONTGOMERY:
Robert Montgomery Artist On Facebook
@MontgomeryGhost on Twitter
@robertmontgomeryghost on Instagram
@artistkimberlyb on Twitter @artistkimberlyb on Instagaram
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