royale projects : contemporary art 
73190 El Paseo Suite #3
Palm Desert CA 92260

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We are pleased to announce that the gallery will soon open a second location in Los Angeles!

Please join us for our DTLA Launch 
SEPT 19 + 20
Featuring a Ken Lum 30-year survey exhibition 
Artist Reception: Sat, Sept 19 | 5:00 pm
Open House: Sun, Sept 20 | 12:00-5:00 pm
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On view at the Palm Desert royale projects gallery:
KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits

KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits
Summer, 2015 at the Palm Desert gallery

For "Data Portraits," Kristin McIver translates an individual’s ‘Faceprint’ data--a string of code used by social media hubs like Facebook to identify faces from online photographs--into a colorful, formalist aesthetic that leans toward geometric abstraction. McIver addresses the selfie phenomena and social media’s manipulation of technology to map and mine identities through these vibrant and unique pixel-like portraits.

Pictured above: Kristin McIver, Data Portrait (Selfie) mural, 2015. On the front wall of the Palm Desert royale projects gallery. 
Watch the time-lapse video of Kristin's Data Portrait (Selfie) mural on Vimeo

Also on view at the Palm Desert gallery: 
works by Karen Lofgren

Elements from Karen Lofgren's recent "Ritual Landscape" exhibition are on view in the back room of royale projects this summer. View Slideshow HERE

Pictured above: Statuette Encasement Object, 2015. Sphere 8”; pedestal 11” x 11 ½ “ x 42 ¼“. (*A 2,000 year old Egyptian statuette--ceramic ushtabi for Hor--is encased in the sphere). On background wall: Embedded Site Line, 2014. 29” x 11 ½". Cement, fabric, watercolor paint and shellac.