Welcome to The DEN

Located at the NW corner of the W Downtown

DEN is a co-working space that inspires creativity by integrating real estate concierge services and art.

Prophets of Synesthesia

Works by Golden Dawn Arkestra

Arkestra is a multi-media art installation exhibiting visual works such as hanging sculpture, sound activation, viewing stations, photography, textile artifacts and objects.

Diez

Photographs by Hunter Barnes

The subject matter spans over a decade of calculated wandering that took place from 2000 – 2010 during which Barnes traveled the country and immersed himself into different niche and often dangerous...

Anamnesis

Works by Jennifer Lane

The prints in this series are made from small automatic paintings that draw from prehistoric art including Eastern and Near Eastern figurines as well as iconography.

Tomorrow’s flames are already burning

Works by Tom Jean Webb

Webb’s work is powerful in its simplistic expression. The gentle aesthetic symbols mixed in various mediums and color palettes combine to create an ephemeral and strong visual statement unique to th...

MY PARTY: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Falling in Love (24" x 24", oil on board)

My Party is an upcoming exhibition of paintings and drawings by the Los Angeles based acclaimed director, writer, and artist Michael Lindsay-Hogg,

Feminine Landscapes: Dagny Piasecki

Flat Top by Dagny Piasecki

In her photographs, her living subjects move with strength and fluidity. They command attention, unleash their raw force and envelope their environment.

Feminine Landscapes: Wynn Myers

Madrono Ranch by Wynn Myers

Wynn's portraits of women emote a sense of intimacy and thoughtfulness aiming to capture the essence of the person not just their physical form.

Sam Schonzeit: Five Years in Marfa

Untitled (Spray Foam) 2013

The works in this show are indicative or emblematic of a sort of schizophrenic practice that Sam Schonzeit has developed and indulged in during his five years in Marfa, Texas.

Found: Photographs of The Rolling Stones

Mick (1965)

Recently found in an unmarked box at a Los Angeles flea market, these historically invaluable prints provide a glimpse into a frenetic and nomadic era..the beginning of rock and roll culture.

Lostbound Memory: Joe Ely

Songwriter (1977-1982) by Joe Ely

LOSTBOUND MEMORY explores the narrative of two generations of gypsies and their parallel yet distinct interpretations of a world based on the nomadic principles of rock and roll culture.

Lostbound Memory: Marie Ely

Trailer by Marie Ely

Marie's work encapsulates deep earthy moods accented by light and spectrums of color culminating to evoke a pure sensual aesthetic.

Current Exhibit

Julia K. Sanders

July 11th through September 5th

Opening Reception 
Tuesday, July 11th
7 PM to 9 PM

Artist Statement

Each painting reflects an evolution of the pattern inside the larger whole of my artistic pursuit. Preceding patterns are re-presented in subsequent patterns. When we shift between “levels of magnification” we find that the material and phenomenal worlds are in constant flux. Yet, when we focus in on subsections of the main pattern, within the whole, each level of pattern contains elements that re-contextualize its former state, it’s minutia of features, like an echo. The quirky ability of new manifestations to echo prior manifestations is what we term “memory”, or recollection. 

The variation of paint application, from its opacity, color, and texture to the speed it was performed and recorded, works like the nervous system of each piece. The system resists rigidity and stagnation as readily as our brains resist holding onto our dreams upon waking. 

Movement, flexibility, and mobility are crucial adaptations to a life in constant flux. If I glance at big book of my life’s work as a painter, I am encountered with an eerie feeling of a constant entity, a ghost echo, a feedback loop. An eternal return. But the memory merely serves to cushion the nervous system from slipping into incoherency and meaninglessness. Accordingly, the reiteration of the iconic female figure, the persistent auto-biographical focus of my life’s work, serves as a neural pathway connecting the episodic flux of each painting, and each exhibition, to the greater whole of the oeuvre. 

While movement and flexibility of a well-lubricated and responsive nervous system keep this sort of situation from becoming too “sticky”, the repetition and re-presentation of former iterations, the greater re-collection, is what gives room and space for Morphogenesis to take place. 

But, rather than presenting the iconic feminine figure in a frozen portrayal, this currant exhibition acts more like a system of visual imagery. The system is meant for continuations rather than endings, and is therefore expressed serially and repetitively. The movement from piece to piece is meant to be subtle in contrast to the slightly bedazzling nature of the pieces. In this way, the pieces are meant to encourage a transitioning towards the other side of both a personally and historically 'over-rendered' argument, to a new vocabulary that myself and the viewer may know is there, but is yet to know how to engage.