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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.

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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.

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George Legrady at the San Francisco Art Institute

October 5, 2018

GEORGE LEGRADY | INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION BY BRYANT AUSTIN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 AT 7:30 PM 

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE OSHER LECTURE HALL
800 CHESTNUT STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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.

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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.”

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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.

LA Weekly: Beyond the GeoDome: Art Objects by Buckminster Fuller

September 29, 2018 - Shana Nys Dambrot

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895-1983) achieved superstar status in his lifetime, and the cultlike legend of his career in architecture, philosophy and sustainable design has only grown in the decades following his death.

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Robert Miniverini in "San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies"

September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018 - January 20, 2019

This exhibition takes as it inspiration British architectural historian Reyner Banham’s treatise Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, a tribute to LA as a “mobile city." San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies similarly pays homage to San Diego as a city of change and possibility, with a focus on the car as the current and predominant means to access and experience four of its own ecologies: Beaches, Freeways, Sub/urban and Border.  Four Ecologies is organized around these terrains, providing a gateway to engender dialogue about how we navigate and engage each environment. Works in various media—including drawing, painting, photography, installation, and video—will illuminate San Diego’s evolving narrative about the relationship between the automobile, architecture, and the environment.  Participating artists include: Doug Aitken, Abe King, Cy Kukenbacker, Robert Minervini, Margaret Noble, Jens Ochlich, Rene Peralta, Hector Perez, Iana Quesnell, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Dustin Shuler, Paul Turounet, UCSD Design Lab/Colleen Emmenegger, Gareth Walsh, and Michael Webb.  Essay contributors include: Jennifer Luce FAIA, Kent Yoshimura, Bruce Appleyard, Lawrence Herzog, and Bruni Mori.

Curated by Rebecca Webb

KCRW: Buckminster Fuller at Edward Cella Art & Architecture

September 20, 2018 - Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the visionary’s relevance in the 21st Century.

If the name R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) brings up any associations in the 21st century, it is for his creation of the geodesic dome. This structure looks complex because it is made of interconnected geometric forms that result in a slightly spherical shape. It has been used for decades as inexpensive and pragmatic shelter, an alternative to more traditional but also more costly methods of construction that involve foundations and load- bearing walls.

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Culture Trip: Edging Towards Utopia: The Legacy of Buckminster Fuller

September 19, 2018 - Amber C. Snider

One of the greatest design scientists and thinkers of the 20th century, Buckminster Fuller is often referred to as the da Vinci of the modern era. From his prefabricated housing designs to his now-ubiquitous geodesic domes and Dymaxion maps, Fuller’s work was prodigiously ahead of its time.

But perhaps more than the outcome of his inventions, it was his cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach to problem-solving that remains revolutionary. Tackling everything from transportation, ecological destruction, and affordable housing, Fuller wasn’t afraid to confront complex problems. And he certainly wasn’t afraid to fail.

Here, Edward Cella, curator of Richard Buckminster Fuller, Inventions and Models in Los Angeles, discusses the self-taught prodigy.

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