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Documentary - Lynn Aldrich: Uncommon Artist

May 6, 2016 - John Schmidt

Lynn Aldrich: Uncommon Artist is a documentary film that provides a poetically rendered portrait of Los Angeles-based sculptor Lynn Aldrich, a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient who attends to the most commonplace objects of consumer culture in the most uncommon ways.

Her artworks traffic in the readymade materiality of items purchased in hardware, craft, and office supply stores but Aldrich's handling and re-presentation of these materials consistently evoke and explore the possibility that transcendent orders of meaning are always shining through even the most trivial aspects of life. Beautifully shot and edited by filmmaker John Schmidt, this film opens a window into Aldrich's studio in the month leading up to her 2015 exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles. 

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Feature: Observer Culture

May 5, 2016 - Ryan Steadman

Frieze Projects at Frieze New York 2016

May 4-7, 2016

“The mystery person we’re looking for is actually an art piece—a professional pickpocket (or more accurately, a ‘slight-of-hand expert’) that the artist hired to secretly accost fair visitors. But the catch? Instead of taking valuables from Frieze guests, Mr. or Ms. X will be gifting them small sculptures designed by Mr. Horvitz in an edition of 1000.”

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Feature: The Standard Culture

May 5, 2016 - William J. Simmons

"At the bottom of artist David Horvitz’s website, there is a ubiquitous PayPal button accompanied by the text, “For $1 USD I will think about you for one minute. I will email you the time I start thinking, and the time I stop.” It sounds absurd, of course. Why would anyone pay Horvitz for something so inherently and self-consciously intangible? And yet, I couldn’t help but feel a strange emotional resonance for that unassuming PayPal button, and the artist’s promise to think about me—not to think lovingly or positively about me—but specifically about me, for one minute."

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Publication - Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth

May 4, 2016

Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce the publication of Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth. The catalogue features 43 pages with stunning full color images of the works and installation images from the exhibition. An essay by Sarah P. Hanson offers historical context for the work, and insight into Pastines's meticulous painting process.

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Publication- Adam Berg: Natured

May 4, 2016

Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce the publication of Adam Berg: Natured. 43 pages with full color images and an essay by Emma Kemp, the catalogue presents some of Berg's most ambitious steel and bronze sculptures to date. 

Signed copies are also avialble. For purchase, please contact the gallery. 

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Feature: The New York Times Style Magazine

May 4, 2016 - Emily Spivack

"In this series for T, the writer and author of “Worn Stories,” Emily Spivack, interviews creative types about their most prized possessions. For the artist David Horvitz’s much anticipated commissioned work at this year’s Frieze New York, a professional pickpocket will work in reverse, secretly depositing mini sculptures into fairgoers’ pockets and bags. Here, Horvitz reflects on the art of giving things away, as art — and perhaps his oldest personal object: his orthodontics."

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Feature: The Wall Street Journal

May 4, 2016 - Andy Battaglia

 

Frieze Projects at Frieze New York

May 4-7, 2016

“Visitors to the Frieze New York art fair might want to watch out for close encounters of the pickpocket kind.

Or not—since failing to elude the perpetrator in the act might lead to scoring a free artwork.

The work will be a small metal sculpture by the artist David Horvitz. And the delivery system, during Frieze’s run this Thursday through Sunday on Randall’s Island, will be a pickpocket hired to covertly circumnavigate the fair, dropping art into unguarded pockets and bags.”

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Art & Antiques

May 1, 2016 - John Dorfman

"With creations like these, today’s emerging designers are playing havoc with the modernist mantra “form follows function”— unless the function is to provide delight as well as utility, to stimulate the imagination as well to support the body. The design scene is being pervaded by a spirit of exuberance and playfulness, and something more—a sense that the traditional separation between design object and work of fine art is arbitrary and obsolete."

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Exhibition: Woven at the Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery

April 25, 2016

Woven at the Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery
May 17 - August 28, 2016 

Like weaving itself, the premise of this exhibition is both simple and satisfyingly complex. When the purpose of weaving transcends utility and enters art, we see in full the many meanings and association to be found in the act of weaving, and in things woven. Artists included are Marsia Alexander-Clarke, Melanie Ciccone, Clifford Eberly, Susan Feldman, Agustin Garza, Jenny Hart, Nicholette Kominos, Dinh Q. Le, Kristin Leachman, Jairlyn Mason, Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, James Richards, Meriel Stern, Andrew K. Thompson, Joan Weinzettle, Pontus Willfors.

Video: Adam Berg on his exhibition "In The Blink of an Eye"

April 23, 2016

Adam Berg gives a tour of his exhibition In the Blink of an Eye, on view at Edward Cella from April 23 - June 4, 2016. 

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