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Mark Dutcher, Coagula Curatorial, September 2013


Coagula Curatorial Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our new Chinatown Space at 974 Chung King Road -- a few steps down the road from our original location. We are open now with TRANSFER an exhibition of new paintings by MARK DUTCHER.

Dutcher is a longtime L.A.-based artist whose imperfect paintings reflect a worldview and studio practice which privilege the flawed compositions of organic process. "Process Art" deals with solving a set proscription of gestures and composition; Dutcher's process revels in intuition and an anti-perfection aesthetic. His works leave him in a much different pictorial place then when he begins. As he told the LA TIMES in an interview in November, "I'm very interested in work where I can see the narrative of the artist in the studio... you feel like you're with the artist as the work is being made. You can see the progression from painting to painting, outside the context of the art world and sales. There's this intimacy between the artist, the work and the viewer. I think that's why I like to leave clues in the work, like fingerprints and flaws, so the viewer can feel the making of the work too."

TRANSFER features eleven new works, never before exhibited. TRANSFER runs thru Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Coagula Curatorial is open Wednesday thru Saturday, Noon - 5 PM and by appointment.

Coagula Curatorial is located at 974 Chung King Road in Downtown L.A.'s historic Chinatown. Chung King Road is in its fifteenth year of hosting contemporary art gallery exhibitions - making it the longest running gallery neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles.