Live-Wild-Now / Jason LaMotte
August 1 - 29, 2015
Artist's Reception: August 8, 7-9pm
Closing: August 29, 5-8pm


Jason LaMotte

August, 2015


Evolving Four-Week Installation of Inspired Painting



During the month of August visual artist/painter Jason LaMotte of Los Angeles (BFA, SFAI; MFA, CGU) will be having his first solo show at the 57 Underground Gallery, located in the basement of the dA Center for the Arts. His “Live-Wild-Now” exhibit will be a significant departure from his recent work—mostly smaller oil paintings—in its performance and process-based installation aspects, as well as its scale. The show will begin with blank canvas covering approximately seventy feet of gallery wall space, which LaMotte will be painting throughout the duration of the exhibition. Themes of the show will involve belief, intuition, liberated expression, and the transformative potential of art and mark-making, as the artist practices “inspired painting”—painting without plan or prior idea, akin to automatism. There will be a dynamic evolution of these paintings throughout the month until the closing. LaMotte’s exhibition coincides with the dA Center for the Arts regenerated Fringe of the Fringe Festival (of 1987-99), which 57 Underground is pleased to support and participate in. The artist’s reception will happen August 8th, during the Second Saturday Artwalk, from 7 – 9 pm, and will feature a performance by the artist; and the exhibition closing, featuring the 'finished' paintings will be on Saturday August 29th from approximately 5 – 8 pm. The 57 Underground Gallery is located at 252 S Main Street in Pomona. See more of LaMotte's work at