Vernacular Environments, Part 1

LA Times on Alex Schweder: Architecture Catches the Performance Bug

June 29, 2017 - Christopher Hawthorne

..This month Schweder - calling himself the Schweder Office of Architectural Performances, or SOAP - brought a new performance piece, "Architectural Advice for Performative Renovations," to Edward Cella Art & Architecture, the gallery on La Cienega Boulevard. It's part of a new annual show there called "Vernacular Environments," which in this edition includes work by Robert Smithson, Stephen Berens, Jennifer Bolande and Raúl Cordero, among others.

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Review: ArtScene

June 28, 2017 - James Daichendt

..From Spiral Jetty to the present day, artists continue to push the way we interact with our environment. 'Vernacular Environments, Part 1' offers a number of aesthetically provocative perspectives that encourage us to reflect this inquiry..

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Artillery Magazine: Review of Vernacular Environments

June 28, 2017 - Ida Safari

..Exploring the dialectic relationship between environments-both built and natural-and the figures that occupy those spaces, Vernacular Environments, Part 1 brings to light the complexities and temporality of the vernacular..

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