Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Check out Dave Lovejoy

Dave Lovejoy is one of my favorite artists. I highly recommend this show! ~M

Dave Lovejoy - Out of Order
July 12 through August 2
Opening Reception: July 12, 7 PM to 10 PM
MorYork Gallery
4959 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Web site: www.lovejoyart.com

MorYork Gallery presents Out of Order – Artifacts of an Alternate Reality, an exhibition of ceramics and assemblage works by Pasadena artist David Lovejoy. Lovejoy is a maker, utilizing whatever materials fit the need. Trained as a ceramic artist, his recent work includes mixed-media and assemblage. He has won several awards, most recently a grant from the City of Pasadena, and has been named one of the “Art Stars of California” by Art in California magazine.

About the Exhibition
Out of Order – Artifacts of an Alternate Reality is a collection of new and recent work by Dave Lovejoy, both in clay and assemblage. As an artist working in two media linked to different traditions of artmaking, Lovejoy seems at ease with the juxtaposition of clay and assemblage.

“I appreciate old, weathered surfaces - the textures and colors of forgotten warehouses and old industrial structures - and the stories contained in everyday things, through years of use,” Lovejoy says. “My artistic direction has always involved an exploration of these aged finishes, primarily in clay."

Likewise, his assemblage works hint at some unknown purpose, as if they’re relics of an alternate past.

“I think on some level it must be annoying to people because it looks like it should do something,” Lovejoy says. “But to me, it’s just whatever action you would imagine, frozen in time.”

Lovejoy is an artist in residence at the Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena, where he teaches ceramics classes in raku firing techniques.

Location and Hours:
MorYork Gallery is located at 4959 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 12th, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM as part of the NELA (North East Los Angeles) Second Saturday Art Night. The exhibition is viewable by appointment through August 2nd.

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