July 22, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Artist Dave Quick’s “Return from the Burn” Exhibition to Open at Bergamot’s Lois Lambert Gallery

Pre-Burning Man Showcase Features Kinetic Art and Sculptures Coated with Playa Dust, Opens July 13

With upwards of 80,000 attendees, Nevada’s Burning Man is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the world. As a prelude to this year’s event in the last week of August, Santa Monica kinetic artist Dave Quick will be displaying “Return from the Burn and Other Work” at the Bergamot’s Lois Lambert Gallery

The opening reception is Saturday, July 13, and the show closes on August 31, 2024. Quick attended Burning Man each of the last two years and installed large-scale “kinetic backpack” assemblage sculptures on the dry lake “playa.”

Three of the backpacks will be displayed in the gallery, complete with their original coating of insidious and carefully preserved Burning Man dust. Other new work for the show includes a global warming warning, “Rotisserie of Despair,” and the more light-hearted “I Can Row a Boat Canoe.”

Owing to the artist’s age (70), Quick facetiously declared his Burning Man Camp “AARP Field Office.” In compliance with the festival ethic of giving away something free, the artist gave away free prunes.

Dave Quick, an alumnus of UCLA and a Santa Monica resident of over three decades, has been building and showing kinetic art since the 1970s. The artist has participated in scores of exhibitions. Credits include: artist-in-residence Yosemite Renaissance (twice); artist-in-residence Kohler Museum; City of Santa Monica commission (along with fellow artist Elena Siff) for the inaugural GLOW Festival; President of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Neon Art (MONA); co-authored the book Motion Motion Kinetic Art with kinetic artist Jim Jenkins; Reporter-at-Large Santa Monica Mirror (including art reviews); and, Quick’s 2012 Santa Monica solo show, All Systems Go was part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.

in Arts, News
Related Posts

Film Review: Fly Me to the Moon

July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

FILM REVIEWFLY ME TO THE MOONRated PG-13132 MinutesReleased July 12th A multitude of conspiracy theories surround one of the most...

Michelle Bisnoff Arrested for $2 Million Investor Fraud Scheme

July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

CEO of ESOS Rings Faces Securities and Wire Fraud Charges A Boca Raton woman was arrested today on charges of...

Felony Battery Suspect Arrested in South Brentwood Sexual Assault on July 16

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

26-Year-Old Taken Into Custody After Assault on Gretna Green Way Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles...

Even After Improvements, Santa Monica Beach Still Ranks as L.A.’s Most Polluted

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

A New Report Cites “Continuous Urban Activities” in the Area That Exacerbate Pollution By Zach Armstrong Water quality concerns continue...

New Summer Menu Introduced at SALT Restaurant & Bar

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

To Complement These Dishes, Salt Offers Two New Cocktails SALT, the waterfront restaurant at Marina del Rey Hotel, has introduced...

Charlie XCX-Themed Event Coming to Venice West

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

Many Have Referred to the Season as “Brat Girl Summer” By Zach Armstrong Venice Beach is going to be ‘bumpin’ that....

Police Drone Catches Car Burglar in the Act, Suspect Apprehended

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

The Drone as a First Responder Program Incorporates a Sworn Officer Pilot Who Flies the Drone From a Launch Site...

Brentwood’s Newest Restaurant: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca to Open on July 26

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Roman-Style Eatery Boasts Unique Pinsa and Italian Specialties, Italian Wines Exciting news for the Westside: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca,...

Santa Monica College Named Among Top 30 Film Schools in North America

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

The Annual List Honors Schools That Excel in Preparing Students for Various Facets of Moviemaking. SMC Is Noted for Being...

Arcane Space to Showcase MANTIS LOKE Exhibit Throughout July

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

“Mantis Loke” Explores the Boundaries of Painting, Sculpture, and Installation Art Through a Unique Collaborative Process The ARCANE Space in...

Sexual Assault Reported in South Brentwood, Suspect at Large

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

LAPD Confirms Incident, Community Seeks Help to Identify Man A post on Nextdoor this evening reported the shocking news that...

Judge Issues Final Ruling in Favor of Barrington Plaza Tenants Association

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

Decision against Landlord Finds Intent Does Not Meet Ellis Act Standards The final ruling in the case of the Barrington...

Renowned L.A. Nursery Opens Fourth Location in Santa Monica

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

It Is a Transformation of an Abandoned Car Wash Into a Vibrant Garden Space L.A.-based nursery Rolling Greens has opened...

Olympic Golf Is Coming to the Pacific Palisades

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

To Host the World’s Finest Is Fitting for the West L.A. Course By Zach Armstrong In the Summer of 2028, while...

Residents Sue City of Los Angeles For Stalling Affordable Housing Development

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

The New Lawsuit Also Comes After Two Separate l.a. Superior Court Rulings Rejected a Coalition’s Multi-Year Effort to Halt the...