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On art, architecture and design

4/02/2012

Johnston Mark Lee, gunpowder art, modernist photos

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

I went out today briefly to run some errands and found myself smiling. Spring is definitely in the air. Crickets were outside my front door. Hummingbirds were buzzing around the trees. The sun is shining. I'm going to guess that I'll have more of these roundups coming up soon. It seems like things are heating up in the city again.

Here are three things to do this week:

Frank Lloyd Wright taking a tea break at  Guggenheim Pavilion, New York, 1953.
  • Hear Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee speak about their practice at UCLA. "While maintaining a deep commitment to architectural history as well as the discipline’s ongoing discourse, Johnston Marklee’s design process accommodates the respective knowledge and influence of collaborations with contemporary artists, writers, photographers and sculptors, bringing multiple layers of expertise to each project."  April 2, 6:30pm, UCLA's Perloff Hall, DecafĂ©, Free but parking is $11. 
  • Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his gunpowder artworks. Instead of paint splatters, he chooses to harness the power of gunpowder in a pyrotechnic feat of artistry. He speaks about his art and process at USC. April 3, 7pm, USC's Gin D. Wong Auditorium. Free but parking is about $8. 
  • Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life opens with an artist talk at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and exhibition at the WUHO gallery, both on Hollywood. We always hear about Julius Shulman, but Guerrero covered the East coast photographing works of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen. Artist talk, April 5, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Exhibition follows, Free. 

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