Daniel Douke: Bytes of Reality
ON VIEW MARCH 26 – JULY 17, 2011
Southern California artist Daniel Douke responds to everyday experience by rendering the transient packaging of consumer products —particularly the box. At first glance, Douke's boxes appear to be simply found objects—à la Marcel Duchamp. They are anything but. These are paintings that are rendered in exquisite detail, with text, packaging tape, smudges, and dents all carefully observed and painted. Even the canvas is stretched and shaped to perfection. By making these discarded boxes art, he gives them permanence and value, challenging our assumptions about reality and artifice. This exhibition features 24 of his works.