OVERVIEWFEB 27 to APR 30Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursFEB 27 to APR 30, 2016
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 Opening Reception for the Artist 7-9pm
- David Amico
Ace Gallery presents Hard Places, an exhibition of recent paintings by David Amico, who employs a non-serial approach to painting.
David Amico’s paintings occupy a space between spontaneity and purpose, between the representative and the dissociative. As a young artist, Amico rejected any form of consistent style or technique in his practice. Instead, he embraced an approach emphasizing innovation and exploration within each of his paintings, and has remained faithful to this approach for over forty years. Each painting is autonomous, though the body of Amico’s artwork remains unwaveringly within the realm of his aesthetic.
Amico’s paintings are abstract but derivatively representational in nature with highly nuanced colors and texture. Lines, marks, industrial traces - re-tracings of his surroundings - are imbued with a poetic logic, while the luminous colours, shapes, and forms in unexpected compositions, all complement complex varied surface textures.1
Subjects for Amico’s abstract pursuit are objects such as discarded cardboard, metal piping, concrete blocks, shards of glass, and elements of architecture. Amico states of his practice: “in the space between work and life, I refer to things existing on the edge between observation and conceptual abstraction, considering the marginal incidents that trigger cerebral process.” Amico’s paintings highlight the interplay between signifier and signified, emphasizing the dissonance between the abstract nature of each painting and the mundane physicality of the objects to which each painting refers.
David Amico was born in Rochester, New York in 1951. He attended California State University and Hunter College. Amico, a Full Professor at Claremont Graduate University, has been a mainstay on the Los Angeles art scene since the mid-1970’s and has been exhibiting with Ace Gallery since 1987. His paintings are included in numerous notable collections. Amico lives and works in Los Angeles.
David Amico: http://acegallery.net/artist/david-amico/
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