Three of the artists have an architectural quality in their work. David DiMichele’s photograph of his constructed imaginary gallery shows a wall and floor installation in epic proportion, with overwhelming lines that tower over the viewer. Both Daniel Brice and Alexander Couwenberg divide the painting plane into parcels. Brice’s velvety charcoal line seductively travels in front of and behind several sanded layers of paint, suggesting fragmented architecture. Couwneberg’s overlapping geometrical shapes and pinstriped lines bring to mind aerial views of a placid landscape.
Both Peter Owen and Adam Fowler push the line just over the demarcation into a third dimension. Owen scribes into the wood panel a rain of lines that along with layers of paint, build into multiple urban perspectives. Fowler meticulously excises the negative space in between the penciled lines on paper, then layers the cut out lines to create intimate lacework labyrinths.
About the artists
-Daniel Brice lives and works in the Los Angeles area and his work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., including California, New York, and New Mexico, among many other states.
-A native Californian, Alexander Couwenberg graduated from Claremont Graduate University and his work has been extensively exhibited throughout California and in New York, Georgia, and Louisiana.
-Linda Day, a professor of painting at California State University, Long Beach, lives and works in San Pedro.
-David DiMichele lives and works in the Los Angeles area and has widely exhibited his paintings, drawings, and mixed media work throughout southern California for over twenty years.
-Adam Fowler received his B.F.A. in 2001 from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and recently exhibited his work in solo exhibitions in New York and D.C. He currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.
-After graduating from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and California Institute of the Arts, Carol Kaufman has exhibited her work in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area, where she currently works and resides.
-Linn Meyers lives in Washington, D.C and her work is regularly featured in solo exhibitions throughout the east coast including NY, D.C., MA, and PA.
-Brandon Morse is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and lives and works in Tacoma Park, MD. His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S., as well as in Japan, Korea, and Ireland.
-Peter Owen relocated last year from Los Angeles to Long Island City, NY and now lives and works there.