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Sean Gall

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Ink and Acrylic on Canvas 4x5 Feet
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Detail of 4x5
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Acrylic Ink on Paper 18x24
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Acrylic Ink on Paper
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Acrylic Ink on Paper 18x24
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Archival Ink on Paper 2x4 Inches
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Studio View Rome
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Acrylic Ink on Paper
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Archival Ink, Acrylic Paint on Canvas
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Ink on Canvas 5x6 Feet
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Acrylic on Canvas, Ink on Cavas Installation View
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Jose, California
Lives in
Los Angeles / Rome
Works in
Los Angeles / Rome
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), MFA
Tags
abstract, mixed-media
Statement

statement

My current work is a series of mixed media drawing/paintings using ink and acrylic on canvas and paper.  The works are abstracted landscapes and mindscapes.  The surface is approached with one horizontal line drawn across the entire canvas. I then follow this element over and over again across the picture plane.  Slight variations in the movement of my hand add to the pattern as each additional line is recorded.  The repetitive process refers to the interactive relationship between mountain ranges and urban sprawl as well as the influence of early eighties drawings by Peter Saville.  The works begin with a failed attempt to draw a straight line, then this failed attempt is followed until the end of the canvas or paper.

bio

 

Group shows

2014           "Esultarte" Galleria Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy

2011           Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles

2010           Mastodon Maze, Mastodon Mesa, Los Angeles

2009           s(t)ay  Summer Camp’s Project Project, Los Angeles

 

2008           Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Staff Show

 

 

2007            "Natural Geographic"

Norma Desmond Productions, Culver City

 

"Interactions: Armory Artists and their Art

Armory  Center for the Arts , Pasadena

2006Compari, This show was not sponsored by “

Park Projects, Los Angeles Curated by Luciano Perna.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Staff Show.

2002Mr. Thanks Presents “ group show, Hollywood.

Curated by Sarah Averbrook.

1999          “Organics”California Institute of the Arts.

 

Solo shows,

2009          Project 210 Gallery  "Atmospheres and Mindscapes"

October 2009  Pasadena, California

2009          East Hollywood  "Art Cycle"

 

1999MFA Thesis Show“Just Kickin it” Gallery A402

California Institute of the Arts,Valencia, California

Awards

2006    Armory Center for the Arts Teaching fellowship.

 

Teaching

2006    Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Lead weekend, Family day, and art camp classes for children.

2007    LACMA On-site at LAUSD schools

2006    Community Arts Resources.

Develop project and lead Getty festival workshop.

2003Side Street Projects.

Lead woodworking classes for children ,age five to eleven.