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Los Angeles

Carter & Citizen

Exhibition Detail
David McDonald: Self Portraits
2648 La Cienega Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


January 7th, 2012 - February 18th, 2012
Opening: 
January 7th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Self Portrait (Underground Self), David McDonaldDavid McDonald, Self Portrait (Underground Self),
2011, Cement, Wood, Hydrocal, Re Bar, Enamel Paint, 29" x 19" x 11"
© David McDonald
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> DESCRIPTION

David McDonald’s newest body of work is his most personal to date. These mid-size abstract sculptures (all self portraits) sit grounded with a central cylindrical core, whose smooth and tactile quality stands in contrast to the roughness of the surrounding materials. McDonald has used unassuming materials such as cement, found wood and fencing for years. Here, they operate on a very personal albeit distinctly formal level.  The elements in each piece are constant, like the subject itself.

 The Self Portraits are an apprehensive turn inward for the artist, who has been living and working in Los Angeles for nearly two decades.  They are full of engaging contradictions and function as an aesthetic paradox. The odd support systems that stack in and on each other act as both protector and protected, aware and oblivious of the foundations they keep.  The scale of the work is at once awkward and inviting. They are vulnerable and shy, solid and satisfying. For McDonald, these contradictions are candid, thoughtful and earnest. Each work carries with it a distinct personality, slowly revealing the artist and his labor.


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