"Voids" artworks by Ty Pownall
Fourth solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Ty Pownall at DAC Gallery.
While works in this exhibit continue to explore many of the artist's long-held conceptual and material concerns, such as connections between land and architecture, languages of spatial and social articulation (e.g.: maps, models, symbols, myths, patterns) and the building of fragile systems that explore impermanence, they also reflect his investment in the psychological effects of artificial environments in contrast to geological time.
This is the first solo exhibit at the DAC Gallery by Pownall after the passing of his father and the birth of his daughter, two momentous events in the artist's life that inevitably influenced not only the works in this collection, but his practice altogether. Pownall reflects, "The endlessness of death and the opening of a new timeline with birth operate outside of ticking minutes or days on the calendar. I don't understand the ephemerality in much of my work to be rumination on bleakness but rather, recognition that an inevitable end makes existence more meaningful. Mortality, entropy, and transience seem to only lend power to the thing to which they relate."
Ty Pownall is an artist working in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University and is a Professor of Studio Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Recent exhibitions include the HilbertRaum Gallery in Berlin; the Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu; Durden and Ray Gallery in Los Angeles; The Brand Library Art Center in Glendale; multiple solo exhibitions at DAC Gallery in Los Angeles; a two person exhibition at Jason Vass in Los Angeles; and Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo. He is a member of the art collective Durden and Ray, a curatorial group which operates a gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles.
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