New Paintings
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 4 – 25, 2014

Groundspace Project is pleased to present Dawn Arrowmith’s new paintings, “STREETHEADS”. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 4, 6:0 to 9:00 pm.

Dawn Arrowsmith is an American artist based in Los Angeles, California. She has exhibited her paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, and performance work in the United States, Europe and Asia. Her work is included in many corporate and private collections including Eli Broad/Sun America, The Capital Group Foundation, the Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Italy, and the Princess Madawi M. Aboulaziz of Saudia Arabia.


Have you ever traveled down a street where you used to live and realized how deeply connected you are to that place in time and those moments of your life experience there? In this new body of work Arrowsmith incorporates the cartography of specific areas in and near downtown Los Angeles where the artist has lived for over 30 years.

These streets and places trigger powerful memories that can provide the basis for an almost infinite set of personal portraits that are a kind of psychological mapping. Using the linear street grids to inform the compositions, Arrowsmith’s Diebenkorn-Heilmann-like application of rich colors works to transform the city into interactive and humanized portraits of place.

One could say we are the sum of the places we’ve lived and traveled, and all those that we’ve met, experienced or been influenced by along the way. Downtown, uptown, crosstown in everything we do, in everywhere we are, exists the traces of our lives. Experiences in time and place recorded on streets are the subject of this work.

Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
310 614-3351
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Please join us for Barry Markowitz’s performance THAT’S NOT HOW IT HAPPENED! Saturday, August 30 at 7:00 pm.  Reception following 8:00 to 10:00 pm.

Mr. Markowitz was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. He received his MFA from California State University, Los Angeles. Additionally, he has studied at UCSB, CSUN, The Art Students League in New York City, Nassau College and the School of Art and Design in New York. His awards and honors include a General Motors Grant, two Rockefeller Honorariums and a artists fellowship from the California Community Foundation /J. Paul Getty Trust. His work has been shown in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York, The Regional Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico, J Paul Getty Museum, The Southwest Museum and The Museum of Santa Cruz County. In 2011 Mr. Markowitz’s Performance work was included in the J. Paul Getty PST initiative at L.A.C.E and HRLA. His work is in the collection of Balthazar and Rosetta Getty, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Paramount Pictures and Leonardo Dicaprio.

The work I have made for this show covers many of my Performances from 1974 through 2012. I have fashioned a number of photographic montages, motifs and single images to represent this work. These photomontages are accompanied by sound montage and in some cases written notation, scripts and doodles have been added.

My Performances tread the line between Art and Theater. They are not linear in construction; on the contrary my work relies on physical actions and intertwining streams of memory and fiction. In this new work about memory and remembering, I have fashioned a loose framework of timed movements, sound augmentation, projections and live characterizations.


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