Alex Slade: What City Pattern? (Revision 2)
Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to announce the gallery’s first solo exhibition of large-scale photography and sculpture by the Los Angeles artist Alex Slade. Since the early 1990s, Slade has used inherent systems and structural processes of photography and sculpture to identify and examine our relationship to various environments and how those environments have been and continue to be transformed by human intervention and time. With an interest in how urbanism, the economy, and eco-industrialization impact on the landscape, his sculpture employs complex mapping systems as well as architectural interventions to create an awareness of spatial systems, while his photographic images address issues outside of pure photographic practice. The title of the exhibition What City Pattern? is taken from a 1956 issue of Architectural Forum in which the authors project what kind of city pattern will be prevalent in 1976. Their optimistic view of a future in which architecture and design solve all of the world’s problems, as well as many of the architectural ideas they presented, are now relegated to history. Slade’s first version of What City Pattern? was exhibited in 2011 at Station, a USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Photography gallery and similar to that installation, Slade will include ephemera from this period of architecture and design, as well as materials pertaining to the locations of the exhibited photographs in What City Pattern? (Revision 2).
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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