In these works, Pownall explores chaos and control through highly organized processes, which result in rectilinear and geometric abstractions, thereafter surrendering to the nature of the materiality. Through the juxtaposition of hyper-organization and spontaneity, Pownall’s works reflect our constant grappling with the natural world. These sculptures function as studies of the ways in which mankind yields, attempts to control, and submits to the urban and natural landscape. Pownall’s neighborhood of Venice, California, has played a particularly significant role in providing him with a muse, a point where the solid earth meets the fluid and the unknown.
Ty Pownall received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He is a Professor of Fine Art Sculpture at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. His work has been exhibited at Overtones Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Alphonse Berber Projects (San Francisco, CA), and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (Malibu, CA). This is his third solo exhibition at the Downtown Art Center Gallery.
Ty Pownall: Sculptures and Wall Works will run September 8th through October 2nd. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 13th from 7-9PM. A preview reception will be held Thursday, September 11th from 6-9PM, in conjunction with the Downtown LA Art Walk.
· Free to attend.
· Light refreshments served.
· Parking available at meters and pay lots (see posted signs for details). Please note that DAC Gallery does not validate parking.
About DAC Gallery
Throughout its years of operation, the DAC has sought to create a point of convergence for emerging and mid-career local and International artists, while bringing attention to a community of individuals whose works reflect experiences rarely presented to mainstream audiences. Adjacent to the DAC is ECF’s Downtown Art Center, a large studio space where adult artists living with intellectual disabilities develop their work and receive ongoing training in the field of visual arts. This professional art studio (one of four in Los Angeles) is staffed by gifted instructors, all exhibiting artists in their respective fields. ECF Art Centers is an adult program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1946 to help children, students, and adults with special needs reach their greatest potential, online at www.ECF.net, and at www.facebook.com/