One important aspect of the The Armory Show and Tell is the integration of residue from each event – freshly minted objects, performance documentation, and multiform detritus – into an evolving exhibition that unfolds over time. David P. Earle responds to this specific aspect of the project’s curatorial premise by creating an environment that, like The Armory Show and Tell itself, evolves over an eleven-week period.
Reflecting on conventions of institutional presentation as well as diverse customs of artistic production, Earle has created a system for the installation of what remains from each event, resulting in a display that serves as a lively backdrop to the diverse events of July and August, helping to create a space that allows for both spontaneity and contemplation, integrating artist and audience, practice and display, action and reflection. The work of David P. Earle has been seen at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Telic Arts Exchange, and The Fellows of Contemporary Art, all in Los Angeles, and The IFC Center in New York. Recent residencies include Side Street Projects and The Artist Studio, both in Pasadena. Earle is the editor and curator of The Open Daybook, a perpetual calendar featuring the work of 365 contemporary artists, which was published in book form by Mark Batty Publisher (Random House) and exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He is a member Monte Vista Projects, an artist run space in Highland Park, Los Angeles.