Robert Montgomery: Billboard Installation: LA

ROBERT MONTGOMERY WORKS IN A POETIC AND MELANCHOLIC POST-SITUATIONIST TRADITION.

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 28, 2014
The creation of dynamic contemporary public art programming is the mission of Do Art Foundation, and the prestige Robert Montgomery will contribute to the cultural history of Los Angeles, is extraordinary. We are working with our partners, Art Share and Councilmember Jose Huizar’s office to facilitate what will be the largest public exhibition of Montgomery’s work to date. Befitting to his body of work, this opportunity for Los Angeles is a unified effort by sponsors who recognise the importance and immense cultural contribution this exhibition will offer Los Angeles, on an international scale. Montgomery’s work is both conceptual, thought provoking and highly recognisable, and alongside our Partners we look very much forward to showcasing his site specific works, both nationally and internationally. Our celebration of this memorable exhibition will commence with an opening and artist’s reception, to be held June 28th and hosted by Art Share to inaugurate this momentous occasion.
Robert Montgomery follows a tradition of conceptual art and is distinguished for his drawing from examples of public interventionist strategy, whilst bringing a poetic voice to the discourse of text-based art. Montgomery creates billboards, light pieces, woodcuts and watercolors. The British artist selected for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, the first biennale in India, Montgomery has had solo exhibitions at venues across Europe and Asia, including a recently mounted, major outdoor light installation on the site of the old US Air Force base at Tempelhof in Berlin, with Neue Berliner Räume. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions at venues as diverse KOP, Breda, NL; Athens Festival, GR; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK; The Grand Palais, Paris, FR; Guido Costa Projects, Turin, IT; The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland; and The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK.

LA BILLBOARD

TITLE

INTERSECTION

POEM 1

"Permanent Childhood Saturdays"

Wilshire / Granville

POEM 2

"Rene and Lola Poem"

251 Redondo Beach Blvd / Main

POEM 3

"Hysteria Dialogues, Bryanston."

Venice / Motor

POEM 4

"Tarka Gordell + Jesse Hanbury"

La Cienega / Jefferson

POEM 5

"Garlands"

La Cienega / Horner

POEM 6

"Postcards of Big Sur"

Pico / Cotner

POEM 7

"Scottie Pippin"

La Cienega / Airdrome

POEM 8

"Shivers of Sky"

Pico / Cardiff

POEM 9

"Hands Upside Down"

Pico / Cardiff

POEM 10

"Scattered Like Rain"

Bailey / N State

 

The Do Art Foundation, in collaboration with Art Share L.A., are immensely excited to present a public art exhibition in Los Angeles by Scottish artist Robert Montgomery, entitled: Art Above The Streets.

Ten Billboards placed around Los Angeles in sponsorship with Clear Channel will be his largest outdoor exhibition to date. 

Renowned British text artist Robert Montgomery draws significantly from examples of mass communication & public interventionist strategy, to create powerful, achingly melancholic works, within the post-situationist & conceptual art traditions.

Often monochromatic, Montgomery’s billboard compositions encompass fragments of memory & nostalgia, narrative & conjecture, dream & love, journey & revelation, yearning, & imagining. Considered works of welcomed intimacy & collective enquiry, Montgomery has held major exhibitions across Europe & Asia of his billboard poems, light installations, woodcuts, & watercolours.

Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland, in 1972. Studying at the Edinburgh College of Art & then within the core program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Montgomery has lived & worked in London, ever since 1999. He is also the publisher of British cultural magazine, Dazed & Confused.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY OLIVIER CHATARD

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