David E. Stone
20 years ago
January 1- February 29, 2024
On Thursday, January 1, 2004, artist David E. Stone's ambitious Exhibition Project, ONE YEAR IN LA began on the internet and in 42 movie theaters throughout southern California before moving into the gallery space (at 2121 San Fernando Road in the Glassell Park area of northeast LA) several days later.
Over the course of the twelve months of 2004, David E. Stone presented a series of monthly exhibitions of his work formatted as a subtle cradle-to-grave experience while producing hundreds of artworks that included two different offerings of works in edition (Patron/Souvenir Editions as monthly subscriptions).
Information about the One Year in LA Exhibition Project
The Monthly Exhibitions
The Patron and Souvenir Editions
From the press release prior to the start of ONE YEAR IN LA, "Starting January 1, 2004, David E. Stone will begin a major undertaking involving twelve exhibitions of his artwork during a one year project entitled, One Year in LA. His work, conceptual in nature, will embody a wide range of applications, materials and themes. Although seemingly diverse, these exhibitions will be conceptually cohesive.
Stone's work is specificity driven as well as eclectic which makes holding these multiple exhibitions the correct vehicle for providing a complete understanding of his vision and concerns. Like chapters in a book, ONE YEAR IN LA was about providing an understanding of David E. Stone's work and his continuing interest in understanding how we perceive reality.
Stone's work focuses on both specificity (of information) and deprivation (lack of data) as a means of defining what we, as a culture, pay attention to and choose to understand or not and why. According to Stone, the question is not what is real; the real question is what is not real. Everything that occurs, whether good or bad, is part of our perceived reality."
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