FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art presents:
"Birds of Paradise"
Inaugural Exhibition at our New Location
December 9-31, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 7-10pm
107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(New address, see details below)
Contact: Rex Bruce
323 646 9427
Web site, <http://www.lacda.com>
One of the major trends among many in digital art is the appearance of work that represents a "throw-back" to earlier historical styles. Spanning multiple cultures and an array of eras, this kind of work has been popping up internationally and shows much promise in the refinement of digital techniques. As well it offers new ways to look at social consciousness and personal narrative with work that takes on much beauty in its form. This move makes a reversal on the very electronic looking "cybernetic" art seen in the 1990s, much of which made a cogent theoretical exploration of the relationship between humanity and technology that continues to be examined to this day.
Austrian born HANS BAUER makes his entrance to this scene with a powerful and sensuous series of digital "photo based art" in its premiere exhibit at LACDA. Bauer's work is informed by the outspoken feminist writer Camille Paglia's distinction between the Vegetable and Crystalline Aphrodite (the very real difference between "female" and "feminine" archetypes). The darkly vivid and highly posed images ensconced in ornate guilded frames have the look of 19th century high academic painting (Jean-Leon Gerome), and remind us of an "old school" collection displayed in a European museum.
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Moves to Gallery Row
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is happy to announce we have moved to a larger location in the the area newly designated by the City of L.A. as Gallery Row. It is through Gallery Row <http://galleryrow.org>, the president of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Brady Westwater <http://www.dlanc.com> and the generosity of building owner Robert Frontiera we have secured this 1,500 square foot space.
There are galleries going in right now on either side of us, and the building is being renovated into live/work lofts over the next 18 months. Bert Green Fine Art <http://bgfa.us> just opened three weeks ago directly across the street. His beautiful 3,200 square foot gallery is not to be believed. Bert Green is emerging as one of the leaders of the burgeoning downtown art scene. We have him to thank for much of our success in securing this new venue. Gallery Row exhibits consist almost entirely of new and cutting edge art from Los Angeles and around the world.
We are finishing remodeling the space and our grand opening will be December 9 2004 7-9pm. This opening is scheduled to coincide with the Downtown Artwalk <http://www.downtownartwalk.com> and should have a great crowd.
Gallery information: LACDA is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.