Gallery Talk: Ed Fella
See Line Gallery presents Ground Control, a group exhibition curated by Janet Levy and Niki Livingston including sculpture, painting, photography and works on paper by Kim Anno, Nathan Bell, Charlie Becker, Shiva Lynn Burgos, John Divola, Ed Fella, Christopher Haun, Johanna Jackson, Katsuo, William Lemon lll, Taras Matla, Jim Skuldt, Kevin Earl Taylor, Marie Thibeault.
Edward Fella is an artist and graphic designer whose work has had an important influence on contemporary typography and design here and in Europe. He practiced professionally as a commercial artist in Detroit for 30 years before receiving a master's degree in Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1987. He has since devoted his time to teaching and his own unique self-published work has appeared in many design publications and anthologies. In 1997 he received the Chrysler Award and in 1999 an honorary doctorate from CCS in Detroit. In 2007 he was recognized with a medal from AIGA. His work is in the National Design Museum and MOMA in New York. A recent monograph of his work, Letters on America, documents some of his extensive practice. He is currently teaching the masters program at Cal Arts in Los Angeles, California. In this informal setting Ed Fella will discuss his lettering and collages with a Q & A to follow.
"FOR LAST YEAR'S WORDS BELONG TO LAST YEAR'S LANGUAGE.
AND NEXT YEAR'S WORDS AWAIT ANOTHER VOICE.
AND TO MAKE AN END IS TO MAKE A BEGINNING" -T.S ELIOT
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Framed for Life
January 19 – March 9, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, January 26, 5-8pm