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Dave Quick


Man the tool-user, or tool the man-user?  Who's show is it?  For decades, I've been wrestling with our relationship with technology.  That is my art!

Dave Quick – Art of Assemblage





2013    “Machine Muse,” Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamont Station, co-curator and

            participating artist, Santa Monica, CA

2012    “Dave Quick Solo Show All Systems Go,” Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, a Participating

            Gallery in Pacific Standard Time sponsored by the Getty, Santa Monica, CA

2011    “Oceans Four – Mixing Media,” Annenberg Beach House Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

            Beach=Culture series,  show curator & participating artist, Santa Monica CA

2008   Santa Monica inaugural GLOW all night art event, “Solar Koi” installation/performance

           in collaboration with Elena Siff, commissioned by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

1992    “Media Mass – Recent Kinetic Assemblage,” Osvey Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1992   “I’ve Fallen & I Can’t Get Up,” Fullerton College Gallery, Fullerton CA

1991   “Kinetic Aesthetic,” Canejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA

1986   “Solo Show,” Thinking Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986   “Dave Quick Kinetic Assemblage,” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

1985   “Dave Quick Solo Exhibit,” Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA




2015     “iMove Contemporary Kinetic Art” Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamont Station  

2015     “Combines” bG Gallery at Bergamont Station

2015    “Rooms with a View Three Decades of Yosemite-Artists-in-Residence, Yosemite

            Museum Gallery

2014    Yosemite National Park Artist-in-Residence

2014    “Masters of Illusion” bG Gallery at Bergamont Station

2014    “Three Winged Chrysalis!” bG Gallery at Bergamont Station

2014    “Chair as Art,” Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamont Station

2012    “Neon Art” MONA exhibit, Orange County Arts Pavilion

2012    “Print x Print” group show, Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, 355 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

2011    “Make Room,” Loscon Conference, LAX Marriott, Los Angeles CA

2011    “Pacific Standard Time Artists Preview and Group Exhibit,” Caporale/Bleicher Gallery,

            355 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

2011    “30th Anniversary, Museum of Neon Art” Exhibits (concurrent shows)

            -  MONA space in Downtown Los Angeles

            -  Gallery at the California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

2010    “Making Change,” 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2010    “Double Take Three by Three,” Upstairs at the Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010    “Light, Interactive & Technology Based Art,” Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica

2005   “Unpredictable Dialogue,” Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for the Arts,

           Santa Monica CA

2003   “Toys that Work,” Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2003   “Seriously Funny,” Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1999   “Clink Blink Whiz A Kinetic Show,” Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, 

             Santa Rosa, CA

1997   “L.A. Slide Three at Twenty-Five,” Gallery 25, Fresno, CA

1995   “The Transformative Object,” Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1994  “Poetic Devices: Work of Motion and Sound,” City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

1993   “If Only We Could Start Over,” California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1993   “Extinct, Destroyed, Relocated,” Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley CA

1992   “Kinetic Art,” Redding Museum of Art & History, Redding, CA

1992   “Mechanical Contraptions,” Objects Gallery, Chicago IL

1992   Artist-in-Residence, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley, CA

1991   “System Situation, The Narrative in Kinetic Sculpture,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center,

           Fullerton, CA

1989   “Art! Action! Energy!” Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989   “Window Space,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1988   “Second Hand An Exhibition of Contemporary Found Object Art,” Kohler Arts Center,

           Sheboygan, WI

1986   “Light and Kinetic Sculpture,” Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

1986   “Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Art

           Forum, The College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of Santa Barbara, and the

           Museum of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

1985   “Six Neon Artists,” Palos Verdes Community Arts Association, Palos Verdes, CA

1985   “Black and White,” L.A. Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1985   “Loco-Motion,” Exploratorium Gallery, CSU Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

1984   “Neon Art,” Seibu Galleries, Tokyo & Chiba, Japan

1984   “Fate of the Earth,” Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA

1984   “Military Industrial Egg Nest” backpack performance, Children’s Museum, L.A. CA

1984   “Art in the Dark,” Claremont College Gallery, Claremont, CA

1983   “Military Industrial Egg Nest” backpack performance, LAVA Art Walk, L.A. CA


NOTES:  Photographer-in-Residence Yosemite Museum (National Park Service) 1987 & 2014, with works in the permanent collection of the Yosemite Museum. Co-authored the book Motion Motion: Kinetic Art (1989 Peregrine Smith Books) with Jim Jenkins, Professor of Sculpture at CSU Fullerton.  MFA graduate study (’84-’86) at UCLA. Founding Board Member of the Museum of Neon Art.  Contributing writer (including occasional art & architecture reviews) with the Santa Monica Mirror.   The Artist grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Santa Monica.

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