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Dashiell Manley
Made in L.A. 2012 Billboard Project
Jun 16 - Jul 21, 2012

LA><ART is proud to present Dashiell Manley’s first public project in Los Angeles, a billboard on Sunset Boulevard at Olive Street above the House of Blues produced by LA><ART Public Art Initiatives and ForYourArt - Los Angeles Public Domain (LAPD) - in conjunction with the City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program and CBS Outdoor as part of Made in L.A. 2012

Press Release

Dashiell Manley, an LA-based artist featured in the first Los Angeles Biennial Made in LA, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART, has a new body work featured at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park. Manley’s work actively resists classification—in fact, it compulsively avoids it—not by negation but by abundance. He makes sculptures, paintings, videos, performances, animations, and photographs. In many instances he employs all these mediums in a single work, transforming a material and reconstituting it by subjecting it to a series of applied or circumstantial aesthetic assaults. The history of painting and the pressures of object making are forces that Manley reacts to viscerally.

 

Dashiell Manley’s first public project in Los Angeles is a billboard on Sunset Boulevard at Olive Street above the House of Blues produced by LA><ART Public Art Initiatives and ForYourArt - Los Angeles Public Domain (LAPD) - in conjunction with the City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program and CBS Outdoor.

 

Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, will be presented at the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. The exhibition will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced for the biennial. This exhibition will offer a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide. The biennial is organized by a team of curators from both institutions, including Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, and LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines. Made in L.A. 2012 is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART.