David Korty


acrylic, ink, gouache, paper, and canvas
72 x 48 inches

In his recent work, Los Angeles artist David Korty collages patterns, shapes, and images onto canvas. The vertical edges of these works show a notched black bar, in reference to the sprocket holes on the side of a filmstrip. Korty’s images are not overtly cinematic, and in fact the artist sees them as evoking cinema’s ability to affect our memory and our consciousness, rather than conveying a narrative. Here, the artist focuses on a number of artistic details – scribbles, paint drips, brushstrokes, and Ben-Day dot patterns – all seemingly layered and spread out over a tiled floor. Korty’s work has been featured in group shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus and the Kunsthalle Basel. His work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, Los Angeles; Sammlung Olbricht, Germany; and the Judith Rothschild Foundation.