Los Angeles Art Association presents Daniel Leighton and Jason Lockyer at the Beverly Hills Art Show on October 21 & 22.
The event is free and there is convenient and inexpensive parking in many lots located just south of the show grounds
Show site: Beverly Gardens | 9455 North Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Image by Jason Lockyer
Jason Lockyer's work is an investigation into the grotesque and elegant aspects of our natural world. Jason explores this theme by isolating mundane moments and magnifying their importance by using insects, flowers and often overlooked elements of the landscape as his visual language. A large source of inspiration for Jason's work comes from growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia where he and his father (a scientific illustrator) shared a passion for nature and the arts. Jason graduated from the Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Painting. Born and raised in Philly, Jason Lockyer is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
Daniel Leighton is an Augmented Reality artist, iPad painter, filmmaker, and technologist who started programming at the age of eleven. Having Crohn's Disease since birth, Leighton faced his mortality from a very young age. Countless invasive procedures, hospitalizations and surgeries helped drive him to dive deep into a lifelong quest to understand the workings of his body and his emotions.
He creates emotional landscapes with simple lines and brilliant colors to capture complicated 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 (DanielLeighton.com/app) app, viewers can experience additional dimensions of Daniel's AR-enhanced paintings. As art critic, Shana Nys Dambrot, says about Daniel's app, "[it] turns your device into a viewing portal into what it is tempting to describe as a parallel universe." Daniel's work has been featured by Timothy Potts, Director of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where he recently spoke.