Klowden Mann is very pleased to present David Lloyd's New Paintings, the Los Angeles-based artist's third solo show at the gallery. Lloyd's new work is a combination of formal abstraction and narrative irreverence. Using materials including acrylic and spray paint, texture paste, collage, graphite and ink, Lloyd presents paintings on raw canvas that build upon his early history as an abstract painter in the 80's while synthesizing the feeling of the pseudo-scientific and spiritual narratives that permeated his most recent work. Here, he has removed all but the smallest narrative moments, with canvases ranging in size from 11 by 14 inches to 7 by 9 feet, and offering brightly colored geometric forms with near-anthropomorphic personality, moving across the raw canvas and accompanied by highly articulated drawn lines and areas of densely textured paint. The exhibition will take place from October 25th through January 10th, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 25th, from 6-8pm.
David Lloyd (b. 1955, Los Angeles, CA) graduated with a BFA from CalArts in 1985, and began his career with solo exhibitions at Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles. His broad exhibition history includes exhibitions at Klowden Mann, Gallery Paule Anglim, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and History in California, as well as Metro Pictures and Milk Gallery in New York, along with many others. His work has been written about extensively, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The Washington Post, Art & Auction, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Art. Ltd. His work is in private collections internationally, and public collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.