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Augmented Reality & Digital Art – Art Talk and Closing Reception

Augmented Reality & Digital Art - Art Talk and Closing Reception

Augmented Reality & Digital Art – Art Talk and Closing Reception

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Join Jayne Behman and Daniel Leighton at LACDA on Saturday December 1st from 2-5pm for the closing reception and art talk for the “Electric Abstractions” exhibit that has travelled from the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. The art talk begins at 3pm and will be moderated by LA Weekly’s Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot.

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, “LACDA”, presents “Electric Abstractions”, a traveling exhibition from the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, “SLOMA”, featuring the works of Daniel Leighton and Jayne Behman. They are both California contemporary artists who use technology to create their work.

Daniel Leighton is an Augmented Reality pioneer. His Augmented Reality iPad paintings focus on the importance of identifying, expressing and acknowledging emotions. He creates emotional portraits with simple lines and brilliant colors to capture complex states of the human psyche, while exploring the possibilities of technology and human emotion being harnessed for the greater good. Leighton adds Augmented Reality (AR) to his paintings by combining his backgrounds in filmmaking and computer programming. Using the Daniel Leighton Art + AR app, viewers can experience additional dimensions of Daniel’s AR-enhanced paintings.

Jayne Behman substituted her brick and mortar studio with her iPad years ago to be able to create anywhere, anytime; without borders. It is on the technology “canvas” that she processes her Marks. Using a combination of Apps her paintings reflect her vision of a world reacting to change. Also, she just has some fun, seen in her banners and videos.

Today works of art that are created using Technology are being embraced in the Art world as Fine Art. They are defining this time in history. Digital art, like any other art can evoke feelings, and bring about a connection to this world.

The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video art, net art, digital sculpture, interactive multimedia, and the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture. Digital art defines the contemporary. They are committed to supporting local, international, emerging and established artists through exposure in our gallery. They have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, produce editions of wide format archival prints, and collaborate in the production of digital artworks in our studio. The are also involved with curating digital exhibits at institutions and festivals outside of the LACDA gallery schedule. LACDA has been supporting and exhibiting artists who use technology since 2004.

Where:
LACDA
Located in the Gallery Row area of
Downtown Los Angeles
104 E. 4th St. Los Angeles 90013
between Main and Los Angeles Streets

When:
Dec 1st 2pm-5pm Art talk is at 3pm

For more information go to:
http://www.lacda.com
http://danielleighton.com
http://jaynebehman.com
http://www.sloma.org

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Arrival – Arriving Into The Present Moment

Arrival (2012) by Daniel Leighton

Arrival (2012) by Daniel Leighton

“Arrival” (2012) I had this feeling yesterday…when I arrived in the present after an intense swirl of activity, I felt a wide mix of emotions. The primary one was sadness. It was for a lot of things, old and current. It was also for how much I had been away from myself and for the many emotions I had deferred because I didn’t think I had the time to feel them in the moment. This painting gave me a way of communicating that feeling to the person I was with. Now, it reminds me to slow down.

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An Ocean of Concrete

An Ocean of Concrete(2012) by Daniel Leighton

An Ocean of Concrete by Daniel Leighton

“An Ocean of Concrete” (2011) – the drawing for this painting came out between the inspiration for, and the painting of, “Return of the Boy Genius” (2011). I’ve always been fascinated by how it happened. I was doing the dishes and suddenly “Return of the Boy Genius” came to me all at once. I ran from the kitchen sink to my iPad to start drawing while it was still fresh in my head, but ”An Ocean of Concrete” came out. It was my subconscious mind and body at work. I didn’t really understand what each was about until later. When I did, the order made perfect sense. “An Ocean of Concrete” is about the feeling of being stuck and powerless. “Return of the Boy Genius” is about moving on from that feeling and returning to your roots — to who you are and who you have always been deep down, even if it’s hard and scary and you’re not sure you are capable.

If you’re coming from that place of “stuckness”, it must be acknowledged and recognized before you can move to someplace closer to where you want to be.

Return of the Boy Genius (2012) by Daniel Leighton

Return of the Boy Genius (2012) by Daniel Leighton

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Daniel Leighton Paintings and Augmented Reality (AR) Art in Los Angeles 11/08/18 – 12/01-18

Save the date!

DTLA Artwalk Preview: November 8, 7-9pm
Opening reception: November 10, 6-9pm

Featuring new paintings and new Augmented Reality (AR) debuting for the first time in Los Angeles!!! More info soon! Add yourself to our mailing list to keep updated.

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One More Touch Before I Die

“One More Touch Before I Die” (2011-2018)


This painting was inspired by a dream I had the night before the memorial service for a dear friend and mentor who died, suddenly, back in 2011. He was a true healer and I became much healthier from the work that he and a couple of the other doctors he had trained did on me. He had incredible power in his hands and I was able to learn some of his magic.

In the dream, he knew he was about to die and he was perfectly fine with it. Before he left, though, he wanted me to lay my hands on him as he had on me. He wanted me to use what I had learned from him on him.

As the mentor is lost, the space opens for the student to occupy more space in their own life, to incorporate what the teacher has taught, make it their own and share it with smaller and larger circles.

This painting is on view as part of the “Electric Abstractions” exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) featuring the work of Jayne Behman, Robert Chapman and Daniel Leighton. The exhibit is curated by Ruta Saliklis and is on view April 20, 2018 through June 10, 2018. More info at http://www.danielleighton.com and http://www.sloma.org.

For purchase inquiries, please contact the museum.

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Daniel Leighton Speaking and Exhibiting Augmented Reality Artwork at AR/VR/XR/Immersive/Gaming + AI Holiday Mixer Fun in Culver City on 12/14/17

I will be speaking and exhibiting at this event…

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