LA///ART & DESIGN///GEOFF McFETRIDGE AND ED FELLA AT REDCAT GALLERY…

February 27, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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The LA art scene's been on a hot streak lately and REDCAT GALLERY's new exhibition of work by graphic artists ED FELLA and GEOFF McFETRIDGE, "Two Lines Align," only fans the flames. Curated by CalArts' Michael Worthington with the intent of exploring "the shifts in the perceived cultural worth of art and graphic design over time by placing Ed Fella's and Geoff McFetridge's design careers end to end to make one chronological line" succeeds in exploring the lineage between both artists whose 34 year age gap positions them at distant ends of a professional spectrum. While both share an obviously congruous affinity for clean design and simple linestyle, 70-year-old Fella's career began at a time when commercial design & fine art still enjoyed an uneasy relationship, an obstacle that had all but disappeared by the time 36-year-old McFetridge appeared on the scene. Or, in the words of Worthington, "While Fella's career reflects how graphic design has historically struggled to define itself in relationship to art, McFetridge follows a path wherein the integration of art and design is taken for granted." Artspeak aside, it's a phenomenal installation that should not be missed by anyone with even minimally functioning eyeballs. And now that Murakami has packed up and left town, it's the de facto art wonderland for kids. HAVE A LOOK:

Photos by our girl, THE HUSTLER OF CULTURE and DAVE DOUGLASS...

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