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House of Stuart

October 31, 2018 - Maxwell Williams

Stuart Sandfords photographs aren't meant to be sensual, but with references ranging from Greek gods to Nan Goldin it sometimes happens. 


Photographer in residence: Pedro E. Guerrero’s architectural images of mid-century New Canaan are on view

October 29, 2018 - Christina Hennessy

As Susan Guerrero tells it, her parents’ desire to move their growing family out of New York City and into the suburbs brought them to New Canaan in 1951, where for a sum of $10,000 — which was all they could afford — they found a two-acre spot upon which to put down roots.


Review: Pedro Guerrero at the New Canaan Historical Society

October 29, 2018 - Christina Hennessy

"Where the family settled was an important part of its story. But for Pedro E. Guerrero, this rural burb and its surrounding bedroom communities had a profound impact on his artistic legacy. In his proverbial backyard, a handful of architects was creating a mid-century modern look that came to define a golden era in American architecture. Bold and innovative, it shaped homes, churches, offices, ice rinks and apartment complexes.

Guerrero captured it all through the lens of his camera and brought it to the world.

The intersection between the personal and professional life of Pedro E. Guerrero can be traversed through Dec. 9 at the New Canaan Historical Society, which is presenting the exhibition “Pedro E. Guerrero: The Photographer of Mid-Century New Canaan,” along with Edward Cella Art and Architecture, the Los Angeles gallery that represents Guerrero’s estate."

Review: A new R. Buckminster Fuller exhibition goes far beyond the dome

October 23, 2018 - Sharon Mizota

If you’re already familiar with R. Buckminster Fuller, you won’t learn much from the current exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture. It’s not much of an introduction, either, but still presents an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of this visionary thinker.

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New Canaan Historical Society honors work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero

October 11, 2018 - Keith Loria

As one of the most sought-after architectural photographers of the 1950s, Pedro E. Guerrero had an eye that most shutterbugs only dream of. 

Perhaps known best for his closeness with Frank Lloyd Wright, which helped him get unprecedented access to the artist’s work, Guerrero also worked with notable artists such as Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.   

A new exhibit of the photographer’s work is on display at the New Canaan Historical Society, showcasing many of the photographs that he took in the area. Pedro E. Guerrero: The Photographer of Mid-Century New Canaan includes 35 never-before-seen black-and-white photos as well as memorabilia from throughout Guerrero’s life.


NEWS FOG Design+Art Fair Announces 2019 Exhibitors List

October 11, 2018 - Annie Armstrong

San Francisco’s FOG Design+Art fair has announced the galleries exhibiting at its sixth edition, which is slated to run from January 17 through 20 next year. Some 53 international galleries are set to sell their wares at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. Among them are 12 galleries that haven’t participated in the fair before, including such blue-chip outfits as Petzel, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Perrotin, and Hauser & Wirth.


George Legrady at the San Francisco Art Institute

October 5, 2018


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 AT 7:30 PM 


George Legrady will present a selection of his photographic-based works as they evolved from analog to digital, from the still-image to computational-generated interactive digital media installations.

Systems to design human habitat. Buckminster Fuller: Inventions and models

October 4, 2018 - Giovanni Comoglio

Global, networked, repeatable, cross-material, easy to inhabit with or without a family, to drive on a road, to be made sliding on water through some good rowing: when it comes to Richard Buckminster Fuller,  it is hard to use such reductive words as world. The subject of Fuller’s research may be better defined as a system.


The Argonaut: Bucking Convention

October 3, 2018 - Sarah Davidson

 The imagination of the late R. Buckminster Fuller is on scintillating display in Culver City:

Visitors to Edward Cella Art + Architecture’s new exhibit “R. Buckminster Fuller: Inventions and Models” have likely heard the acronym STEM: science, technology, engineering, mathematics. But they may not have heard the acronym that best describes the spirit of design innovator R. Buckminster Fuller’s philosophy: STEAM. The “A” stands for — you guessed it — art.

“The more we emphasize that ‘A,’ then we start to understand Fuller,” said Thomas T.K. Zung, Fuller’s protégé and CEO of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architects. “How could you look at the Eiffel Tower and not think of art? How could you look at the Brooklyn Bridge and not think of it as art? You’re leaving out most of the universe when you say, ‘Oh, you have to be a nerd to do science or technology or math.’ The ‘A’ embraces all of it.”


LA Weekly: Los Angeles Galleries Steal the Show at Expo Chicago 2018

October 2, 2018 - Shana Nys Dambrot

This past weekend saw the seventh edition of Expo Chicago return to the iconic, picturesque lakefront festival hall Navy Pier. The event offered the finest stock of modern and contemporary art from 135 galleries representing 63 cities in 27 countries, including the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Zimbabwe — but our entirely biased view is that the extensive L.A. gallery contingent won the day.