JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is pleased to participate in PULSE Los Angeles Art Fair featuring represented artists David Buckingham, Gina Phillips, and Dan Tague.
Los Angeles based artist DAVID BUCKINGHAM scours the High California Desert for old cars, hay balers and school buses that he cuts up to “liberate” the metal. Utilizing the original materials and color, he comments on mass culture. Buckingham’s 20 years as a professional writer and ad man inform his artwork. Movie Lines and their pervasiveness in our cultural discourse, Cartoon sound effects, oversized guns of the famous and infamous, text lines and famous sayings are created from the man-made detritus of a desert landscape.
LA art critic Peter Frank wrote “What we say - and how we say it - to one another may seem like so much smoke signaling; but Buckingham thinks that our language, even at its roughest, has a monumental quality to it, and brings out that quality in a manner at once as modern as the words and as timeless as the impulse to speech itself." Buckingham’s work is several prominent collections including: Steven Bochco, Josh Groban, Gwen Stefani, Seth Rogen, Perez Hilton, Prada/Milan and the Cisneros Foundation.