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Billboard Art Watch: Guyton/Walker on La Cienega
Guyton\Walker. Untitled, 2008. Stretched vinyl on billboard. Courtesy of the artists and LAXART, Los Angeles.
In lieu of commercial street spam, this Culver City billboard near LAXART now hosts the art of New York-based artists Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker. After a two-year hiatus, the two resume their collaboration in a surname self-title exhibit which also includes silk-screened wall paintings inside the gallery.
Official art talk from the gallery: "By appropriating a seemingly random variety of images, some pertaining strongly to consumerism and mass media, others only tangentially, and running them through the technological mill, Guyton\Walker manipulates chosen iconography to take on new, altered and resonant meanings. With techniques ranging from digitally scanning and altering images, forcing canvas through inkjet printers and photo silk-screening, the artists' innovative use of new technology updates art historical pop cultural co-option."
The show opens at LAXART (pictured below with the previous art billboard) this Saturday, March 15 (opening reception, 7-9pm), running through April 26. Regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm. Admission is free. Also on view is Anna Sew Hoy' "POW!"
Scoli Acosta. Bountiful, 2008, stretched vinyl on billboard, 12.3 x 24.6 feet, courtesy of the artist and LAXART
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