ECAA ARTISTS IN THE NEWS
Brian Hollister at the Design Lab, Pacific Design
From The Desert
May 16 through July 31, 2013
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:00-8:30pm
Design Lab at Pacific Design Center Suite B215
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood CA
The Design Lab situated in the Pacific Design Center presents, From The Desert, an group
featuring Brian Hollister and curated by Steven Wolkoff. Stay tuned for more information!
Pedro E. Guerrero at the Gores Pavilion,
New Canaan Historical Society
Pedro Guerrero at the Gores Pavilion
June 9 through November 11, 2013
An exhibit of Pedro E. Guerreros photographs of modern homes will be opening this June at
Historical Society in Connecticut. This exhibition is a continuation of the travelling show by the Julius
Shulman Institute curated by Emily Bills and Anthony Fontenot celebrating Guerreros unique vision
diversity of subjects throughout the decades.
Penelope Gottlieb at the Museum of
Art and History
May 11 through June 29, 2013
Private Preview Tea: May 11, 11:30am to 2pm
Public Reception: May 11, 4-6pm
Artists: Cole Case, Amir Fallah, Roland Reiss, Penelope Gottlieb
Adam Berg: Consensual
May 4 through June 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4,
In this video Adam Berg shares his conceptual vision and process behind his new body of work. Bergs
upcoming exhibition, Consensual, will be open at Edward Cella Art+Architecture on Saturday, May
at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (OCAC)
Walking, Eating, Sleeping
June 11 through August 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 11, 5:30-7:30pm
The work of Laurie Frick draws from neuroscience as the art herself adopts a daily regimen of self-tracking
that measures her activities and body. In doing so, she shapes a vocabulary of pattern used to construct
intricately hand-built works and installations. Her quantifiable patterns, like her heart rate, the
duration of her
sleep or body weight are some of the metrics that inspire her colourful and complex works.
Laurie Frick speaks at TEDxAustin
Seeing The Hidden Language In Art: Laurie Frick at TEDxAustin
Living in both Austin and Brooklyn, Laurie enthusiastically embraces paradox. Straddling neuroscience,
data, and art, her work is stunning to see
while it also allows us to see something stunning. And
not only to where weve been but also illuminates patterns which may crack open whole new insights
where we are going. Its possible the language of art may soon have a brand-new definition.
The Work of R. Nelson Parrish in John Legends Hollywood Hills Home
Architectural Digest visits John Legend at the Los Angeles home he shares with his fiancée,
Teigen. With the help of designer Don Stewart, the singer-songerwriter and his fiancée fulfil their
indoor-outdoor living. Click
here to view the interview and behind the scenes video where John Legend
discusses his home and design inspirations
Mary Heebner at the Chapman University,
A Survey of Artists Books from Simplemente Maria Press, and the Paintings that Inspired
February 28 through May 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 4:30-6:00pm
Chapman University and Edward Cella Art + Architecture are pleased to present this survey of Mary
Heebners artists books accompanied by a selection of the paintings from which they derive.
also marks the debut of Simplemente Maria Presss newest publication, Silent Faces / Angkor.
R. Nelson Parrishs work featured
on the NBC Today Show
Margaret Russell of Architectural Digest magazine shares a special glimpse inside the homes of Elton
Will Ferrell, and John Legend.
Lynn Aldrich and Adam Berg at the Los Angeles Municipal
Inner Journeys Outer Visions
February 24 through April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 4, 2013, 2-5pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to present Inner Journeys Outer Visions, a group
that showcases artists who mine other disciplines like psychology, anthropology, physics and science,
philosophy, and theology to explore something more than ordinary perception in our lives,
Gerald Incandela at the Los Angeles Municipal Art
Che Mondo (What a World)
February 24 through April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2-5pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is pleased to present Che Mondo (What a World),
exhibition organized by LAMAG Associates guest curator Carole Ann Klonarides that examines eight
photographers whose work reflects a individualized take on the viability and physicality of photography
todays virtual world
R. Nelson Parrish collaboration with Soul
R. Nelson Parrish has teamed up with Soul Poles, a sustainable ski pole company based in Park City,
to design a limited edition ski poles made from bamboo and painted by R. Nelson Parrish himself.
Check out this great post on their collaboration: Made
in America: Soul Poles
Frick: Artist Talk at Westbeth Gallery
January 17, 2013 through January 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6-8pm
Artists Talks: Friday, January 18, 2013, 6:30-8pm; January 25, 2013, 6:30-8pm
On January 17, 2013, seventeen artists of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Swing Space
program present Archipelago, a collective exhibition of recent work. Laurie Frick will be part
of the exhibition
and will also be giving an artists talk on Friday, January 25, 2013.
at the 21c Musem Hotel
Now on view at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati in their inaugural exhibition are a series of four
lenticulars from George Legradys Refraction series along with the Slice and ReTelling
works are one of eight site-specific installations featured as part of the Illuminati exhibition
until July 2013.
Illuminati is a collection of interactive, new media projects designed to engage viewers with
art, light, space,
and each other.
Gottlieb at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in the Descanso Gardens
January 15, 2013 through March 31, 2013
Penelope Gottlieb will be exhibiting her work in The WILD Flowers exhibition at the Sturt
Haaga Gallery in
the Descanso Gardens. This exhibition is timed to complement the exhibition at the Huntington (the Boone
Gallery hosts When They Were Wild which interprets the unique diversity of the California flora
perspective of natural history). For The WILD Flowers exhibition, the artists have extrapolated
forms, complex shapes, and fantastic colors of flowers and put together a compelling and even radical
departure from representation, renovating the tradition of the still life and bringing this time honoured
compositional format into the world of contemporary art.
Mary Heebner at
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
December 13 through January 5, 2012
Reception: Thursday, December 13, 7-9pm
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)
102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
will be featured in a group exhibition, Ten Artists to Watch, at the Los Angeles Center for
Digital Art. The work of art in this exhibition was submitted for LACDAs International Juried
selected and curated by critic, Peter Frank.
Laurie Frick at Real Art
December 6, 2012 through March 21, 2013
Reception: January 17, 2013
Making Tracks, works by Laurie
Frick will be exhibited at Real Art Ways, an outstanding contemporary art
space based in Hartford, CT. Laurie Frick draws from neuroscience to construct intricately hand-built
and installations to explore the nature of pattern and the mind. Using her background in engineering
high-technology she explores science, compulsive organization and the current culture of continual partial
attention. Making Tracks assembles these very ideas using information taken over the course of
with contemporary apps and cellular tools resulting in personal results from numerous experiments in
tracking and surveillance to compose her own grid.
Gottlieb Touring Exhibition
June 18, 2012 through May 17, 2015
Ignite! The Art of Sustainability presented by Exhibit Envoy will be touring California from
2012 to 2015,
reaching institutions such as: the UC Davis Design Museum, the Humboldt St University Art Gallery, the
Arte Americas, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Museum of History and Art, Ontario. This
travelling exhibition includes contemporary, California based artists creating a transdisciplinary discourse
between art, science, consciousness, and spirituality. The emergence of a holistic approach through
collaborative dialogue addresses ecological issues that speak directly to Californias environment
impact on a macrocosmic scale as well. Please see below for the touring schedule:
June 18 - August 31, 2012
September 23, 2012 - November 18, 2012
February 10, 2013 - April 7, 2013
August 11, 2013 - January 5, 2014
January 26, 2014 - March 23, 2014
June 15, 2014 - August 10, 2014
Adam Silverman at the Kimbell Art Museum
October 7 through December 30, 2012
Reverse Archaeology, The Kimbell Pots by Adam
Silverman displays site-specific vessels placed in the
Kimbell Art Museums southern interior courtyard of the Louis I. Kahn building. Silvermans
vessels are all
made of materials that have been harvested from the area around the Kahn building and from the
construction site of the Renzo Piano pavilion. The vessels memorialize the moment in time when
Kahn and Renzo Piano come face to face in dialogue. Reverse Archaeology is shown in conjunction
The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece exhibition.
Passing of Pedro E. Guerrero
Edward Cella Art+Architecture is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pedro E. Guerrero. Born in
in Casa Grande, Arizona, Guerrero attended Art Center School in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1939.
late fall of 1939 he became a photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright at his Arizona home, Taliesin West.
1941 to 1945, Guerrero served in the Army Air Corps as a Captain in the 455th Bombardment Group and
spent two years in Italy. After the war, Guerrero began a freelance photography career in New York City
working for the major shelter and architectural magazines. Beginning in 1963, Guerrero spent 13 years
chronicling the life and work of renowned sculptor Alexander Calder. He captured the beautiful chaos
mayhem of Calders American and French homes and studios. Starting in 1979, Guerrero spent
capturing the art and life of artist Louise Nevelson in her home and studios. He continued his association
with Wright as his on call photographer until the architects death in 1959
a twenty year relationship.
Guerrero resided in Florence, Arizona until he passed away this year on September 13, 2012 at the age
95. "I've had a very great and marvelous life," he told a Wisconsin reporter in 2007. "But
I must say, I don't
know where the time went." He is survived by his wife, Dixie L. Guerrero, and by his two daughters
Nelson Parrish at the Kimball Art Center
June 2 through July 29, 2012
COLOR/FAST: An Art Installation by R.
Nelson Parrish is currently exhibited at the Kimball Art Center. Of
the show, LA Times contributor David Pagel writes "With purpose and passion, Parrish's exhibition
art and athleticism into graceful contact. That is rare and inspiring. It is also the mark of Parrish's
And it embodies his eagerness to share what he loves with others, despite society's tendency to treat
and sports as if they had nothing in common."
George Legrady at the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art
July 7 through October 8, 2012
George Legrady will feature two lenticular prints, At the Table and Magnetic, in a
group exhibition, entitled
Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media at the San Francisco Museum of Art. The thematic
presentation draws upon works from the SFMOMA collection and selected loans to mirror the full range
artistic strategies that the artists have adopted to explore the influence of theatre, dance, and performance
in contemporary art and time based media such as film, video, slides, photography, and more recently
performance. Artist include Charles Atlas, Gerard Byrne, Janet Cardiff, James Coleman, Fischi/ Weiss,
Andrea Fraser, General Idea, Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Mika Tajima, and Carey Young, among others.
For more information, please visit the museum website.
Ball Nogues; Yevrus 1, Negative Impression
at Sci Arc Gallery
June 1 through July 8, 2012
Opening Reception: June 1 / 7 to 9pm
Entitled Yevrus the word Survey spelled backwards, is the first in a series
of experiments by Ball- Nogues
to rethink the conventional uses for scanning and surveying equipment and to explore its potential within
architectural design methodologies. No longer a simple tool for construction and engineering, the survey
means for finding form, seeking structural stability and realizing iconic meaning.
The project is an assemblage of cast paper imprints derived from non- architectural objects. Using a
Volkswagen Beetle, a 1970s open top speedboat and a classic bean swimming pool that the team cast
multiple times in recycled paper pulp and then united to make a strong structural whole. Ball and Nogues
ultimately pose the question, can we adapt everyday objects as tools for fabrication and generators
architectural space and decoration?
The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm. For additional information, including updates,
directions, and parking details, please visit sciarc.edu.
E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life
Runs through April 25
The first extensive exhibition on the West Coast of Pedro
Guerrero's career as an architectural
photographer. The exhibition highlights the diversity of Guerrero's subjects taken over seven decades
includes the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone
Eero Saarinen, and ranges from portraits of architects to commercial work for House & Garden, Vogue,
New York Times Magazine and Architectural Record. He is perhaps best known for his close
with Frank Lloyd Wright for whom he served as the architect's photographer and friend for twenty years.
view available works, please contact Jennifer@edwardcella.com
Joni Sternbach: Surfland at Southeast
Museum of Photography
Through April 22, 2012
luminous images possess the immediate quality of a singular print created then-and-
there as she captures portraits of contemporary surfers in tintype, a 19th century technique
first used during
the American Civil War and little changed since then. The large camera seems to slow down time, so that
her subjects possess a distilled and timeless grace and beauty that seems so far removed from the energy,
movement and animation we commonly associate with the surfing life.
Deborah Aschheim: Method of
Loci at University of Texas, Dallas
Through April 14, 2012
Deborah Aschheim creates
sculptural installations and drawings that reconnect the invisible worlds of
memory with the tangible reality of bodies and buildings, a project that has led her to collaborate
musicians and neuroscientists. Method of Loci (the term refers to a mnemonic system that relies
ability to remember spaces) will feature a major sound sculpture created in collaboration with musician/
composer Lisa Mezzacappa, as well as new works based out on Aschheims unrequited relationship
Method of Loci is located on CentralTrak Gallery at the University of Texas, Dallas on 800 Exposition
Avenue in Deep Ellum, a historic neighbourhood of downtown Dallas. Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat., 12- 5pm.
Closed on Sundays. For more information, please contact, Arts and Performance Office
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-883-ARTS.
Adam Silverman: Man Made Vessels by
March 22- May 27, 2012
is featured in a group exhibition that exhibits sculptural vessels by men working in the
area of glass, wood, and stoneware. Silverman uses his own special glazes to create a highly textural
surface. Oftentimes explosive and primitive, the glazes and vessels gives a look at the artists
Mark Harrington: Untitled Journey
at the Bakersfield Museum of Art
March 22- May 27, 2012
For his solo exhibition, Bakersfield born, German based artist Mark
Harrington presents a series of his
distinguished thickly layered non representational paintings. Harrington paints with his canvas
flat on the
ground, using tools such as a saw blade to inscribe the surface and painstakingly expose under layers
paint. The contrast in color between the linear marks and the monochromatic surface builds a dynamic
sense of depth and light. Although currently living in Bavaria, Harringtons west coast heritage
has been a
strong cultural and aesthetic reference to his work.
George Legrady: Random Access at the
Monsterrat College of Art
Through March 31, 2012
is featured Random Access a group exhibition that explores the stories that are revealed
as data becomes visualized as works of art. His prints focuses on aesthetic research through integrating
data mapping, data visualization and self-organizing algorithms into interactive art installations.
Adam Berg: Endangered Spaces
at the Santa Monica Museum of Art
Through February 25, 2012
For his most important solo exhibition in Los Angeles to date, Adam
Berg uses the citys modern
architectural heritage to explore the relationship between the man-made environment and threatened wildlife.
Using a new series of videos to encircle the gallery space in Project Room 1, each video presents
sequences of endangered animals occupying vulnerable Los Angeles landmarks: Frank Lloyd Wrights
Hollyhock House, the Rudolf Schindler House, Richard Neutras Kronish House, and John Lautners
House. Berg complements the videos with stainless steel sculptures that refract and reflect the video
projections. Taken all together, the sculptures, videos, and photography create a sublime space that
challenge our contemporary perceptions of animalism and the humane, domestication and wild, and the
man- made and natural.
For more information, please visit www.smmoa.org
Deborah Aschheim: feeling-of-knowing
at the University Art Gallery, San Diego State University
Through December 3, 2011
Deborah Aschheim: feeling-of-knowing
features sculptures, drawings, and sculptural installations that
incorporate video and sound, the latter produced in collaboration with musician and composer Lisa
Mezzacappa. For several years, Aschheim has explored aspects of personal and collective memory,
including how memories are formed, how they change over time, how they can be forgotten, and how they
might be preserved. The artist is interested in both a subjective and a scientific understanding
and has titled the exhibition with a poetic phrase that is, in actuality, a clinical term borrowed from
For more information, artgallery.sdsu.edu.
Lebbeus Woodss The
Light Pavilion at the MAK Center for
Art & Architecture
Through August 6, 2011
Designed by Lebbeus
Woods and created in collaboration with architect Christoph A. Kumpusch, the Light
Pavillion will be Woods first built piece of built architecture. Inserted in the Steven
Holls newest building in
Chengdu, China the Pavilion employs a dynamic geometry that contrasts with the more regular rectilinear
lines of Holls building surrounding it. The exhibition features construction drawings, in-process
and a model. Other than heading to China, this will be the only West Coast opportunity to experience
work of the internationally respected experimentalist at the Garage Top at the Mackey Apartments.
George Legradys interactive project Cell Tango at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco
Through April 14, 2011
George Legradys dynamic, interactive project Cell
Tango is installed as part of Spread which takes place at
the SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco. The group exhibition
features the work of seminal, emerging and
mid-career conceptual artists all with strong ties to the Bay Area. The exhibition and panel discussion
highlight the history and continuing contributions of Bay Area artists to the conceptual and new media
around the world. Participating artists include Sharon Grace, Paul Kos, Tony Labat, George Legrady,
Laetitia Sonami, Carissa Potter, Julien Berthier, Guy Overfelt, Angus Forbes and Jaqueline Gordon.
featured at LAMAGs Framing Abstraction:
Mark, Symbol, Signifier
February 27, 2011 to April 24, 2011
will be featured in the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallerys honoring of the centennial of
abstract painting. Organized by Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue and Peter Selz, they note, Abstract
evolved from its original spiritual and utopian stance in the early 20th century to an art
which was seen as
radical-avant-garde, and on to its present vibrant position. Refuting the digital display of the
abstract paintings are simply pictures, brushed by the hand of the artist, in which emotional intuition
framed by the artists rational mind in to dynamic metaphors.
exhibits at Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (Carmel)-Black
Island / Isla Negra
January 11, 2011 to February 19, 2011
will be featured in a solo exhibition titled: Black Island / Isla Negra. This is an exhibition
featuring over a decade of work by Santa Barbara based artist Mary Heebner. Inspired by the beauty
power of the Pacific Ocean, and the poetry of Chilean writer Pablo Neruda, this body of works on paper
pair Heebners art with Nerudas poetry translated by Neruda scholar Alastair Reid.
Deborah Aschheim chosen as Columbus State University Resident Scholar
CSU Arts Department announces Deborah
Aschheims Fall 2010 participation in the program. Deborah
Aschheim makes installations based on invisible networks of perception and thought. Her recent
exploring the subject of memory has led her to collaborate with musicians and neuroscientists on projects
that are an equal mix of science and poetry. Examples of Aschheims work are included in
exhibition at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts.
Ball-Nogues Studio exhibits at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Showing through March 6, 2011
Ball-Nogues Studios Gravitys
Loom will feature an immersive, site-specific installation for the IMAs
Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Their studio fuses the disciplines of art, architecture and design,
bringing aspects of each world to the other to create technologically innovative and visually spectacular
George Legrady exhibits at Meditation Biennale: Poznan,
Showing through October, 2011
ECAA artist George Legrady is presently exhibiting
several of his works in this event featuring International
artists in Poznan, Poland. Mediations
Biennale is the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Poland.
Biennales idea is fostering the dialogue between civilizations, between culture and art, presentations
achievements in the latest art from remote corners of the globe, as well as artistic explorations of
Mary Heebners Face/Vase: Parallel Features, featured at
Cabana Home, Santa Barbara
Cabana Home, in collaboration with Edward Cella
Art + Architecture, presents a solo exhibition by artist
Mary Heebner. Face/Vase:
Parallel Features features several of her new, alluring paintings on paper.
Drawing together works from three distinct series, Heebner invites us to make associations among them
that connect human and earth-centered forms. Heebners exhibition offers insight into her current
practice that explores this continual metamorphosis.
R. Nelson Parrish to participate in the Gibson Sunset Strip Guitartown Showing
August 2010 and beyond
Chosen along with dozens of participating artists, R.
Nelson Parrish will be displaying a 10 foot custom-
finished fiberglass Gibson Les Paul guitar replica in a program titled The
Gibson Sunset Strip Guitartown
Project. These fiberglass guitars, customized by the chosen artists, will be placed
in front of various hot
spots and iconic clubs and other businesses along the Sunset Strip beginning in August of 2010 to kick-off
the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival
(August 26 28th). The completed guitars are expected to be
on-display for a period of approximately 9 months. The guitars will be auctioned for charity at
of the event.
Mary Heebner at Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University
July 11 July 31, 2010
Building on her recent exhibition with ECAA, Heebner will be featured in the group show New
at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman
University in Orange, CA. The exhibit will include new works
created specifically for the exhibit, works traded or purchased from other artists, and works on loan
artists studios. Heebner contributes a recent work, entitled Messenger from the Parallel
which is a substantial reworking of a Roman era limestone bust on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of
using her distinctive drawing processes.
The Guggenheim Gallery is located at:
1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866-1005 (714) 997-6661
Thomas Zika at Projektraum-Bahnhof 25
July 3 July 25, 2010
A selection of new and recent works by Thomas Zika will
be on view at Projektraum-Bahnhof 25
works by fellow German artist, Dirk D. Knickhoff. Projektraum-Bahnhof
is an artist collective and kunsthalle
that features regular exhibition and public programs located in north-western Germany. This event is
open to the public.
Projektraum-Bahnhof 25 is located at:
Bahnhofstrasse 25, 47533 Kleve, Germany
Mark Harrington Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2010
Leah Ollman, of the Los
Angeles Times, recently reviewed Mark Harringtons Depth of Field at Edward Cella
Art + Architecture. Ollman notes that the paintings, marry programmatic order and chance, the
and organic. Their layering hints at archaeological strata; the horizontal stripes suggest both a musical
and audible rhythms. In other words, the paintings are more expansive than reductive, more intriguing
their category would suggest. Harringtons exhibition also received favorable notices in California
Contemporary Art, ArtScene, ArtDaily and Fabrik Magazine. The exhibition has been extended
31, 2010 during normal gallery hours and through the month of August by appointment.
Deborah Aschheim at the Museum of Jurassic Technology
June 14 17, 2010
In June, Deborah Aschheim was featured in an exhibition at the Museum
of Jurassic Technology, which was
celebration and culmination of Viralnet.nets
2008 to 2009 web based curatorial initiative. For the project,
artists were asked to respond to the words home and garden through a variety
of processes and media.
Aschheim presented drawing of places inspired by the Museums eclectic holding which anticipate
forthcoming solo exhibition with ECAA in September 2010.
Ruth Pastine Installs Public Installation at Ernst & Young Plaza
Now on View
Artist Ruth Pastines newest public commission, Limitless, covers two adjoining lobbies
of the Ernst &
Young Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. The project consists of eight large format, oil on canvas paintings
(each measuring 8 6 by 4 6) arranged in four diptychs on adjoining walls.
Inspired by the distinct and
contrasting light conditions in the buildings two atrium lobbies; Pastine set out to reveal the
interplay between saturated, brilliant and bold color relationships in concert with intimate, dark and
color experiences. Creating new works from her Blue Orange Series for the North Lobby and
works from the
Red Green Series for the South Lobby, the installation initiates a lively dialogue of opposition, balance
rhythmic flow. Pastine notes, As I work serially on several paintings simultaneously, focused
interactions between systems of color, structure, and perception, the Limitless installation has become
paramount in advancing the direction of my work.
Ernst & Young Plaza is located at:
725 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Public parking is available in surrounding lots.
ECAA Presents New and Recent Works by Brian Hollister at Cabana
April 5 May 29, 2010
Featuring a select grouping of large-format abstract paintings, which represent a culmination of
interest in how light appears and changes over land, water and in the sky. The Los Angeles based artists
passion for the physical beauty of nature, inspired by the artists frequent and extensive hikes
landscape of California and the greater Southwest, transforms into serene yet powerful works which are
luminous, richly colored, and expressively painted
Although abstract painting is sometimes viewed as nothing more than color and form, Hollisters
imagery is born out of a desire to evoke the majesty found in nature. Suggesting the stratigraphy
forms, Hollister creates works with strong horizontal bands of color, which shift between field and
Utilizing this visual stratagem has empowered the artist to eschew concerns for composition and allowed
him to focus on the expressive power of color and light. The resulting works, in part due to their large
encompassing format, offer viewers direct experiences that are immersive and transformative. In describing
his work, Hollister states, rather than being an illustration, I make paintings that seek to offer
of what it feels like to be in and of the landscape during summer and winter to convey a sense
without specificity. My paintings are an attempt to go beyond something that can be described but not
The artist studied painting at the University of California, Los Angeles under teachers such as Richard
Diebenkorn, Charles Garabedian, and Lee Mullican. Hollisters work is exhibited regularly
in Santa Fe and
Los Angeles. Critic David Pagel, in a recent review published in the Los Angeles Times
Hollister paints horizontal lines across juicy atmospheric fields, playing contrasting colors against
another in ways that warp space, boggle the mind and delight the eye.
Brian Hollister: Recent Works, representing the Santa Barbara debut exhibition for the artist,
is the third in
an on-going sequence of exhibitions curated by former Santa Barbara gallerist, Edward Cella of Edward
Cella Art + Architecture in collaboration with Caroline and Steven Thompson, principals of Cabana Home.
Through regular presentation of new and notable contemporary artists in Santa Barbara, the ongoing series
seeks to open a dialog between artists and collectors in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and beyond
For more information please visit www.cabanahome.com
Guggenheim New York Exhibits ECAA Architect Ball Nogues Studio with Jessica Fleischmann.
February 12 April 28, 2010
On the occasion of the Guggenheim Museum's 50th anniversary, the Museum has invited approximately
artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream intervention in Frank Lloyd Wrights
the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, the exhibition will feature
a salon-style installation of two-dimensional renderings of their visionary projects and will emphasize
and diverse range of inspired proposals. Ball Nogues
Studio envisions the iconic museum and its structure
of inter-linked spaces and ramps as ideal form to house a demonstration, sustainable manufacturing
system. In adapting Wrights masterwork to house the industrial transformation of raw, organic
into delectable candy confection, Ball Nogues Studios reuse is a frank acknowledgement of the
of architects to shape the careful appropriation and preservation of noted structure while adapting
economically and functionally using new green technologies and systems. That Wright designed the
structure, a priori, to suit this pressing, contemporary need is proof enough that form follows
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
Organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture
Open to the public February 12, 2010.
For more information please visit www.guggenheim.org
Vancouver Olympics Highlight New Media Artists: ECAA Artist George Legrady Included.
February 4 February 28, 2010
2010 Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition (CODE) is the first to create a digital celebration
of culture and the arts as part of a Games experience. George Legradys We Are Stardust
is a two-screen
projection installation that uses infrared sensors to connect the real-time location of the audience
exhibition gallery with the total vastness of space. Based on data and observations of the sky collected
the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope from 2003 to 2008, over 36,000 observations are represented
projected in a five-hour cycle. Simultaneously, a FLIR thermal sensing infrared surveillance camera
repositions its gaze on the audience based on the positions of the Spitzer's observations. As one screen
represents this galaxy as it evolves, the other screen, using a similar sensing device, represents the
changing space within the installation itself. The universe is projected and visualized, and the exhibition
space records the spectator's thermal presence and actions, creating a work of art that is truly universal
local at the same time. We are Stardust reminds us of how small we really are, yet how interconnected
can be beyond what we can normally see with the human eye.
Cathy Daley to be featured in 10th Anniversary of New Gallery
February 12 17, 2010
To mark their 10th Anniversary the New
Walsall Gallery in England is hosting PARTY, an exhibition
designed to celebrate both 10 years of achievement and also the range and diversity of the visual arts.
Daleys elemental and spontaneous black oil pastels on translucent vellum will be featured in the
with their wide range of tonality, evanescence and strength. The Party theme extends across music,
and dance, performance, dress and decorations. This exhibition brings together consciously diverse and
eclectic group of works by both internationally renowned and emerging artists.
For more information please visit www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk