New Daniel Brice Works on Paper

Daniel Brice : Charcoal on paper, 2016

Western Project @ JAUS - Group Show - Opening March 19, 2016

Western Project welcomes 2016 @ JAUS with new work from:

DANIEL BRICE / BEVERLY FISHMAN / TIM FORCUM / DION JOHNSON / JOE LLOYD
JOHN SCHLUE / CHRISTIAN TEDESCHI / WAYNE WHITE

March 19 - April 24, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Saturday, March 19 4:00 - 8:00 PM
REGULAR EXHIBITION HOURS: THURSDAY - SATURDAY 12:00 - 4:00 PM

11851 LA GRANGE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90024

11851 LA GRANGE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90024

JOE LLOYD, Slant, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 96 inches

JOE LLOYD, Slant, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 96 inches

BEVERLY FISHMAN, Untitled (depression), 2016, Urethane Paint on MDF, 38 x 2.5 inches

BEVERLY FISHMAN, Untitled (depression), 2016, Urethane Paint on MDF, 38 x 2.5 inches

OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: SATURDAY, MARCH 19 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Regular exhibition hours: Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

11851 LA GRANGE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90024

11851 LA GRANGE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90024

JOHN SCHLUE, TYPHON, 2015, acrylic felt on canvas over panel, 102 x 102 inches

JOHN SCHLUE, TYPHON, 2015, acrylic felt on canvas over panel, 102 x 102 inches

DION JOHNSON, Sonic Sky, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 inches

DION JOHNSON, Sonic Sky, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 inches

WAYNE WHITE, Fuck That Shit, 2015, acrylic on offset lithograph, framed, 28 x 40 inches

WAYNE WHITE, Fuck That Shit, 2015, acrylic on offset lithograph, framed, 28 x 40 inches

11 YEARS - Anniversary Group Show: December 6 - 23, 2014

11th year Anniversary Exhibition

Ron Athey / Josh Bolin / Daniel Brice / Thomas Burke / Carole Caroompas / Cole Case / Alec Egan / Samantha Fields / Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose / Tim Forcum / Eric Freeman / Sush Machida Gaikotsu / Margaret Griffith / Dion Johnson / Ali Kheradyar / Patrick Lee / Joe Lloyd / Zachari Logan / Bob Mizer / Matthew Penkala / Nancy Riegelman / Chad Robertson / Joe Schmelzer / Nicolas Shake / Aaron Sheppard / Arne Svenson / Christian Tedeschi / Tom of Finland / Mark Dean Veca / Wayne White / Jessica Wimbley


Western Project proudly presents our 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition marking a decade and a year of programming. As one of the pioneer galleries of the Culver City arts district, the show will include gallery artists and some special guests; each an irregular, unruly and often impolite force of nature, all burdened with the disease of individual thinking and a call to find a greater depth of human experience. We celebrate with abandon and humor, knowing our job is yet unfinished.

Daniel Brice: New Paintings and Works on Paper

November 2 - December 21, 2013 

Western Project is proud to present the third solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Daniel Brice. Continuing his investigation of the coastal landscape, Brice has stepped up his geometric and rough-hewn works to cinematic size. In the lineage of historic artists interpreting western America, such as Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, Brice constructs large scale paintings to speak of the immense beauty and natural wonder of the California landscape. His minimal abstract language does not utilize the drama of Bierstadt's works, but lays claim to the same idea of grandeur. Saturated color is Brice's tool to relate the immensity of the Pacific Ocean; a fathomless depth of blue is bordered with simple borders; the artist owns his subject with eloquent suggestion. It is his luminous color - akin to Thomas' use of light in his landscapes, which relates the feel of specific climate and place.

Contrasting the sense of cool coastal weather, Brice uses intense reds and oranges to express the heat of California valleys and interior terrain. A solid block of intense reds, again thinly bordered, evokes the summer heat of Southern California and the claustrophobic Santa Ana winds off the desert. His green and white paintings relate more subtle seasons or temperature; soft spring or arid fall moments. Brice's particular use of oil paint echoes Brice Marden's 1970's abstractions; intuiting place and feel, scent and light. But the use of burlap instead of canvas gives these works a rougher, more 'Western' and hand made quality - less European, less precious, and innately more emotive. Landscape painting has never looked so calloused and alluring.

Brice has shown in galleries and museums in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Atlanta, among other locations. He has twice been an artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico and is in numerous private and public collections.

Daniel Brice at Western Project Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times

 

 

 

Daniel Brice at Western Project  

April 14, 2011

By Christopher Knight

Abstract painting never looked more beat up, knocked down, abraded and used than it does in six otherwise eloquent new works by Daniel Brice. In all but one case, their simple Minimalist spatial geometry is enhanced by multiple panels which give material heft to the vaporously painted rectangular shapes.

The heavy burlap canvas glimpsed at the edges of these unframed works also adds to their rough-hewed quality.

Visually, predecessors of Brice's work at Western Project are as disparate as California's Richard Diebenkorn and Germany's Günther Förg, although Diebenkorn's origins in landscape and Förg's in Conceptual art don't seem to apply. Brice is a materialist.

"OX 5," a diptych with a layered, cobalt-blue rectangle slightly off-center, features a strip of white along the bottom and up one edge, and it's anything but pristine: The thin surface is dingy from under-paint. The crimson-and-white rectangular shapes in "OX 4" look to have been put through a ringer, while the edges of a thin blue stripe down the middle tell of masking tape gone awry.

It's as if abstraction, once enthroned on a critical Olympus, is hanging on by its fingernails -- and turns out lovelier for its tenacity. Painting's death has periodically (and even ritually) been claimed ever since the camera was invented more than 170 years ago. But Brice's work reminds us of the coincidence between that unfounded assertion of mortality and the slow, steady emergence of abstraction as something beyond the otherwise wondrous capacity of the lens.

Western Project, 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-0609, through April 30. Closed Sunday and Monday. www.western-project.com

See exhibition installation shots here

See the review on the Los Angeles Times website here

Western Project - The First Six Years / Group Show / 2009

November 7 – December 30, 2009 Opening reception Saturday November 7th 5-8pm.

Jason Adkins, Oliver Arms, Ron Athey, Tanya Batura, Heimir Björgúlfsson, Daniel Brice, Thomas Burke, Carole Caroompas, Cole Case, Exene Cervenka, Kris Chatterson, Justin Dahlberg, Michael Dee, Tom of Finland, Eric Freeman, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Martin Gunsaullus, Ellina Kevorkian, Patrick Lee, Bob Mizer, Michael Reafsnyder, Nancy Riegelman, Chad Robertson, Joe Schmelzer, Aaron Sheppard, Arne Svneson, Vincent Valdez, Mark Dean Veca, Wayne White, Eve Wood, Yek

Western Project is pleased to present, The First Six Years, an anniversary exhibition of the gallery and its artists. Thirty one artists are included with new or recent works. The exhibition is also a celebration of the founding of the arts community in Culver City; Western Project being the third gallery to open its doors in November of 2003.