JOSHUA LINER GALLERY TO PARTICIPATE IN
INAUGURAL PULSE LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
FEATURED ARTISTS: DAVE KINSEY, KRIS KUKSI, AND GREG LAMARCHE
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 3, The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
New York, September 13, 2011—Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural PULSE Los
Angeles contemporary art fair, to be held September 30–October 3, 2011. Joshua Liner Gallery will present works by gallery
artists Dave Kinsey, Kris Kuksi, and Greg Lamarche. Lamarche has also been selected to create a mural as part of the fair’s special
projects within the fair, while an additional mural by Dave Kinsey will be on view at the Downtown Standard Hotel downtown, one
of a number of special exhibition venues that extend the fair’s presence throughout the city.
About the Artists
Dave Kinsey, a Los Angeles-based mixed-media artist, works in acrylic, spray paint, paper, wood, and ink on canvas. Kinsey’s
works of raw emotion draw their energy, style, and often substance from the urban street and graffiti practices. He depicts
dynamic figures situated in multi-layered, multi-textured atmospheres of pure abstraction. These urban beings—displaying a
mixture of defiance, triumph, and tragedy—transmit their forceful spirit through a range of mediums and the artist’s signature,
high-contrast palette of black, red, blue, white, and buff. Born in 1971, Kinsey studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Art
Institute of Atlanta. His work has been exhibited at venues internationally, including ALICE Gallery (Brussels), The Public Trust
(Dallas), Metro Pictures (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and La Panaderia Gallery (Mexico City).
Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in Los Angeles in 2001. Joshua Liner Gallery will present a solo
exhibition of new work by Dave Kinsey in 2012.
Kris Kuksi, a Kansas-based artist and Joshua Liner Gallery mainstay, creates sculptural assemblages from mass-produced “junk,”
such as toy soldiers, bric-a-brac, plastic figurines, and machine parts. Synthesized into rococo tableaux, these scavenged castoffs
become idealistic fantasies that suggest the aesthetics of the Belle Époque yet expose the crass, even mercenary underbelly of
civilization in their dark nooks and intricacies. Born in 1973, Kuksi received a BFA and MFA in Painting at Fort Hays State University,
Kansas. His work has been exhibited at venues internationally, including Strychnin Gallery (Berlin), CoproGallery (Santa
Monica), Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (Brooklyn), and Museum HR Giger (Gruyères, Switzerland). Joshua Liner Gallery
will present a solo exhibition of new work by Kris Kuksi in 2012.
Greg Lamarche, a New York-based artist and Joshua Liner Gallery newcomer, works in hand-cut paper collage from a vast
collection of found materials, commercially printed papers, and vintage printed matter. In an interplay of abstracted graffiti
language and commercial graphic design, Lamarche enlists a profusion of font styles, word fragments, and bold colors to explore
rhythmic repetition, multiple perspectives, and the suggestion of sound and movement. Born in 1969, Lamarche received a BA in
Fine Art from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire. His work has been exhibited at venues internationally, including
Show & Tell Gallery (Toronto), Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco), West Cork Arts Centre (Ireland), 1000 £ Bend (Melbourne),
Steinsland Berliner Gallery (Stockholm), and Creative Time/Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY). Joshua Liner Gallery will present a solo
exhibition of new work by Greg Lamarche in 2012.
Greg Lamarche - Cut Corners mural
As part of PULSE Los Angeles’ special projects Joshua Liner Gallery will present a mural-sized wall painting by Greg Lamarche
from his ongoing Cut Corners series. A recent iteration in this series was installed at Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore. The
wall paintings are developed from the artist’s cut-paper collage series of the same name that captures his love of typography and
three-dimensional shadows. In these dynamic and colorful works, letter forms are fragmented and repeated to create original
architectural compositions that mimic city skylines. The lively palette is inspired by spray-paint colors popular in the 1970s.
Movement is another important component, emphasized in the ziggurat-like stacking of forms and wave designs. Lamarche’s mix
of form, color, and arrangement breaks down staid divisions between the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, and architecture.
About PULSE Los Angeles 2011
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading U.S. art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Through its annual editions in New
York, Los Angeles, and Miami, PULSE provides a platform for diverse galleries to present renowned and pioneering contemporary
artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. PULSE also supports numerous nonprofit art organizations and
Expanding on its successful fairs in Miami and New York, PULSE Los Angeles will showcase the city’s burgeoning art scene and
take place at the Event Deck at the L.A. LIVE complex in downtown Los Angeles. This 100,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor,
multi-use exhibition space will host the fair’s signature IMPULSE, PULSE Projects, PULSE Play, and PULSE Presents series of
special installations, screenings, and large-scale artworks. www.pulse-art.com
About Joshua Liner Gallery
Founded in 2008 in New York City’s Chelsea Arts District, Joshua Liner Gallery presents an exciting roster of established and
emerging artists from North and South America, Asia, and Europe. These fresh voices engage with the issues of today—globalism,
new technology, politics, contemporary urban society, the environment—yet in dynamic dialogue with the histories and aesthetics
of the past. In an eclectic range of mediums and approaches, gallery artists reveal influences as disparate as the urban street,
Asian pop culture, folk art, music and sound theory, the Old Masters, advertising, and digital design. The work of gallery artists is
stylistically diverse, featuring figurative realism, surrealist and futurist fantasy, and geometric abstraction, among other offerings.
Joshua Liner Gallery represents the leading edge of contemporary art practices—new media, mixed-media sculpture, and collective
models of production—as well as a focused program of contemporary easel painting. Above all, gallery artists reflect the
cultural crosscurrents and decentralized reality of artmaking today.