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George Legrady

Artist Profile: Santa Barbara Independent

July 1, 2016 - Eden Turner

"Although Legrady began in the field of fine arts photography, he transitioned to digital technologies in the mid-1980s. Now he’s considered a new-media pioneer. His work focuses on photographic-based media, interactive digital media installations, and computationally generated visualizations."

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Review: Artillery Magazine

February 24, 2016 - Anne Martens

George Legrady: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016

"In all of these photographs time is unclear. Is it dusk, midnight, midday, or day and night simultaneously? If optical effects seem like figments of the imaginiation, then what persists is a kind of twilight."

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Review: Artsy

January 19, 2016 - Jessica Simmons

George Legrady: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016

"Lenticular printing, a process that involves fusing multiple photographs into a single frame, creates a shimmering image that shifts based on the viewer’s position in space. Typically used for advertisements, the effect teeters precariously on the edge of kitsch, but Legrady approaches the process cinematically, pivoting it towards interactivity, nostalgia, and displacement." 

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Review: Los Angeles Times

January 12, 2016 - Leah Ollman

George Legrady: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016 

"Time conventionally is visualized as a line moving forward, but viscerally we experience it as something messier and more richly complicated -- as a matter of coexisting planes, for instance, past and present, layered and interlaced. George Legrady's affecting new work at Edward Cella gallery hinges on that notion of simultaneity.

Legrady, born in Hungary and living in L.A. and Santa Barbara, makes lenticular prints. Each combines an old family photograph with one or two new pictures he has made. As we shift position in front of a lenticular print, different images within it prevail."

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Review: Art Scene Magazine

January 1, 2016 - Jody Zellen

George Legrady: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016 

"George Legrady is one of a very few artists using the lenticular process in a manner that goes beyond the kitschy and obvious dualities that the process offers. ..."

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Review: Noozhawk

December 10, 2015 - Julie Cohen

George Legardy: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016 

"Legrady explained that his interest in working with these images is driven by his research in translating human perceptions of images into rules that a computer can follow. This new work examines how to quantize complex affective messages — such as those generated by the age of an image — that every human instantly recognizes."

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Review: Arts Meme

November 30, 2015 - Debra Levine

George Legrady: Day & Night at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
December 12 - January 23, 2016 

Eerie Time-and-Space Travel by Photographer George Legrady.

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Review: HuffPost Arts & Culture

January 1, 2012 - Peter Frank

George Legrady: Refraction, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, November 5, 2011 - February 4, 2012. 

"George Legrady is one of America's leading "new-media" artists. As such, LeGrady displays not only anative prowess and imagination, but also an almost passionate willingness to experiment with, extend,and collaborate with technicians upon the amplification of new technologies."

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Review: Art Ltd Magazine

November 1, 2011 - Shana Nys Dambrot

George Legrady: Refraction, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, November 5, 2011 - February 4, 2012. 

"Legrady embraces variations of cutting-edge and non-traditional imagining technologies from digital processes to lenticular printing- the better to infuse static images with both physical and narrative kinetic potential."

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Artist Profile: Artillery Magazine

June 1, 2009 - Tulsa Kinney

Data and Surrealism: George Legrady Alters the Public Face of Informaton Science  

"Scientists want to discover the phenomena of life, of the world — that's what scientists do. Engineers make things work. Artists are in this open zone. We can explore the aesthetics and the poetics of something. They can use stuff to create political activism, political change."

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