6018 Wilshire

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Installation view

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Lynn Aldrich

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Joshua Aster

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Michael Arata

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Diana Cooper

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Donnie Molls

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Maura Bendett

 

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Federico D'Orazio

 

6018 Wilshire

Opened Saturday November 19 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm November 19, 2016 to January 15, 2017

Los Angeles) -- Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to announce 6018 WILSHIRE for its feature Fall exhibition.  The exhibition is a survey of the artists who have exhibited at this iconic Miracle Mile location since its establishment as an art space in 2003, and represents the final exhibition to take place there before the gallery’s planned relocation to a new facility in early 2015.  Over the course of eleven years, the location has hosted two galleries and helped anchor a cohort of galleries on Museum Row.  6018 Wilshire pays tribute to the hundreds of artists that have shown in the space in more than a hundred solo and numerous group exhibitions.

Simultaneously, 6018 Wilshire demarcates an era of enormous growth and transformation of Los Angeles into an international art community and destination.  Three separate public programs are planned featuring selected artists, curators and collectors to accompany the exhibition to commemorate the site’s unique trajectory, history and context.

6018 Wilshire is organized collaboratively by Edward Cella and Carl Berg who each have run galleries at the location; formerly Carl Berg Gallery until 2009 and since Edward Cella Art+Architecture.  Together they selected the works of almost an hundred artists representing the compelling and diverse range of artworks that have been presented there.  Installed across the gallery’s three rooms, the exhibition is packed with dynamic visual juxtapositions and with an installation-like assemblage of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints and video selected from the artists’ current practices.

The exhibition includes two site specific installations.  To commemorate the space, Los Angeles based conceptual artist Jeffrey Vallance will buzz saw the gallery walls, creating a limited-edition relic from the building itself.  Additionally, an installation of photographs of many of the striking exhibitions that took place in the space offers a visual documentation of the space’s long and notable history as a destination art gallery.

Many careers were debuted or forged at the location over its eleven year existence.  Numerous West Coast museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hammer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Palm Springs Museum of Art have acquired artworks from artist’s exhibiting at 6018 Wilshire.  The gallery’s artists have been awarded grants including Guggenheim Fellowships, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Rome Prize.  Other gallery artists have participated in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; Redcat, Los Angeles, CA; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; the He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzen, China; the Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Germany; the New Museum, New York, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.  Several exhibiting artists have had works included in the Whitney Biennial, 2014, Made in LA, 2012, the 48th Corcoran Biennial, 2005, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, California Biennial, 2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, and the Asia Pacific Triennale 7, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.