divert (out of line)
Joseph Dumbacher & John Dumbacher

November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Opening: Friday, November 7, 7-9 pm

divert: a path shifted to undefined destinations, possibilities and chance.  

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present divert (out of line), a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based collaborative team— twins, Joseph and John Dumbacher. divert (out of line), the artists first solo exhibition with the gallery, explores positive and negative space, mark-making, and stillness as content.

The Dumbacher’s material practice varies greatly in scope, weight and scale, from works in solid machined aluminum, to matte wallpaper, shoelaces and raw ink markings. Collectively, and individually, the sculptures and marks point to an embodied potential, pregnant with pause and punctuated by the in-between. Bold architectural responses acquiesce with what appear to be material remnants.  Rudimentary and commonplace materials are used to shift perspective; slight alterations suggest profound shifts in spatial perception. In the drawings, systems, repetition and practice are employed to generate spare lines.  The paper is pulled while one brother holds a marker stationary, resulting in streaks of ink.  Generous open areas highlight the simple marks.   Stillness is provoked and intentionally incomplete forms propel the question, “what if?”

The sculptural works, while certainly evoking the traditions of Minimalism with their use of industrial aluminum and unitary geometry, in conversation with the drawings and site-specific space explorations, provoke another reading. A fractional sequence of metal parts, swaths of wallpaper, tethered shoelaces, and raw ink markings—ordinary, human gestures whose loose, irregular, asymmetrical, monochrome lines convey a sense of random assemblage.  Free of boundaries, the streaks and shapes float in vast areas of untouched space as though waiting.

Joseph Dumbacher and John Dumbacher, fraternal twins, work and live in Pasadena, CA and New York, NY.  Early on they decided to collaborate rather than pursue art individually.  They have had solo exhibitions with the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Patricia Faure Gallery in Santa Monica, CA; both Curator’s Office and Fusebox in Washington, DC, and BackroomNY in New York, NY. They have been in numerous group exhibitions including:  Revelation at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC; 1950s To Today: Highlights From The Permanent Collection at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Chromaluxe  at California State University, Los Angeles;  New Art Event at Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS; Craigslist at Civilian Arts Project in Washington DC; Landscaping at Fusebox Gallery in Washington, DC; Mixology II: Photography at Curator’s Office in Washington, DC; Made at Post Gallery inLos Angeles, CA; and Tinseltown at Domestic Setting in Los Angeles, CA.  Their work has been published in Sculpture magazine, The Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostNew York MagazineTema Celeste, and numerous other publications. The Debaucher’s work is in the permanent collections at: the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; and the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, Washington, DC. Both Joe and John hold MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

Past

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014