Art Exhibition - David Mackenzie: Outside the Lines
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David Mackenzie, #1-2016-JT1, Acrylic on Canvas Object Culture
Preview our first exhibition in conjunction with Perez Art Walk's Inaugural Fourth Friday on Friday, September 22 from 4-7pm. The exhibition will continue through October 23, 2023.

David's wife, Martha Mackey, will be in attendance as well as Bernard Leibov, founder and director of BoxoPROJECTS and co-founder of the Joshua Treenial.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - OhioPen -- We are delighted to present David Mackenzie: Outside the Lines featuring 18 selected paintings spanning the last decade of his work.

About David Mackenzie

David Mackenzie was born in Los Angeles and received both his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied ceramics, sculpture and painting.

Although quite adept at each discipline, painting was his passion. His work in ceramics did come in quite handy throughout his career in painting, however, as his expertise in mixing glazes and knowledge of the various components led to interesting combinations in paint and other media. He did experiment with various painting styles throughout his career including watercolors, being one of the early adopters of the California "off the stretcher" style of painting in the early 70s, and in the later 80s veering toward a more strict and disciplined style, the constructed canvas, where his view of perspective and use of cord and other materials beneath the paints would create visual interest.

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His work was included in the 1975 Whitney Biennial and has been shown in Italy, France, Germany, and Russia. He has received grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

David has work in the Phillips Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art in Embassies program, the Oakland Museum, and the Rene di Rosa Foundation among others.

He was a member of American Abstract Artists, an organization to promote abstract art since 1936.

"My work is a mediation between fractured and deconstructed perspectives. It is my way of coming to terms with painting's inherent contradictions of representation and the concrete. I have deliberately and radically reduced the elements in my work in order to clearly understand the painting's nature. Shifting perceptions, reflected light, color/material and location are what interest me along with spacial tension. My approach is strictly intuitive when it comes to these matters."

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David Mackenzie died June 11, 2020. During his last decade, he worked in Joshua Tree, California. He is survived by his wife, Martha Mackey.

About Object Culture

Barry Bryant and Johnny McLendon are owners of this unique 3000 sq. ft. gallery located in the Perez Art & Design Center in Cathedral City, California. High ceilings and dramatic spaces dominate this former industrial building, and present a welcoming, casual environment. The gallery features a unique and eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary modern art and design.

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