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Robert Montgomery: Above the Streets ~ June 28th and June 30th

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Two events to highlight the work of Robert Montgomery that is coming to Los Angeles.

Art Share: Saturday, June 28th 7pm - 11pm, gala event revealing his work and gallery show

ACE Hotel Rooftop: Monday, June 30 7pm - 1:30am, a panel discussion with MocaTV and the artist, music by Lollipop (tape mixes)

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ROBERT MONTGOMERY: L.A. BILLBOARD EXHIBITION

ART ABOVE THE STREETS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MONTGOMERY

Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2014 (ongoing, billboard locations throughout L.A.) Panel Discussion With The Artist: Monday, June 30th, 7pm-1.30am

The Do Art Foundation, in collaboration with Art Share L.A., Ace Hotel Downtown L.A., & MOCA.TV, are immensely excited to present Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery.

Renowned British text artist Robert Montgomery draws significantly from examples of mass communication & public interventionist strategy, to create powerful, achingly melancholic works, within the post-situationist & conceptual art traditions.

Often monochromatic, Montgomery's billboard compositions encompass fragments of memory & nostalgia, narrative & conjecture, dream & love, journey & revelation, yearning, & imagining. Considered works of welcomed intimacy & collective enquiry, Montgomery has held major exhibitions across Europe & Asia of his billboard poems, light installations, woodcuts, & watercolours.

Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland, in 1972. Studying at the Edinburgh College of Art & then within the core program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Montgomery has lived & worked in London, ever since 1999. He is also the publisher of British cultural magazine, Dazed & Confused.

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www.robertmontgomery.org

Above The Streets: Robert Montgomery, is Montgomery’s inaugural Los Angeles exhibition, & is the largest public collection of his work to date. Montgomery has created fifteen new & original, site-specific works, which will be exhibited at assorted billboard locations, throughout the City Of Los Angeles. These will all be explored in a panel discussion between Montgomery & MOCA.TV Creative Director, Emma Reeves upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown L.A.

About Do Art Foundation:

The Do Art Foundation is an L.A. based non-profit organisation that develops inspiring artistic projects and programs with & for the public realm to bring creative insight & develop awareness within our contemporary culture.

www.doartfoundation.org

About Art Share L.A. -

Art Share L.A. is a sanctuary for the arts in downtown LA. Maintaining a 28,000 sq-ft warehouse in the heart of the arts district, Art Share maintains both 30 subsidised live/work lofts for artist, & a community-programmed facility offering classes, exhibitions & events.

About MOCA.TV:

MOCAtv is a contemporary art video channel, developed as a digital extension of the

education & exhibition programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los

Angeles. MOCAtv presents both curated & original videos to inform, educate &

engage a global audience with contemporary art & its intersection with film, video,

music, performance, dance, comedy, & more.

www.moca.org

Ace Hotel Downtown L.A. & theatre is located within the historic United Artists

Building at 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015.

Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery, will occur upstairs at The Ace’s rooftop.

About Ace Hotel:

Ace Hotel reinvents urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the history & geography of the buildings we inhabit, & let these guide us to someplace fresh & familiar. Ace is the low card & the high card. For more information go to: acehotel.com.

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