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Celestial Ash: Assemblages from Los Angeles

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Celestial Ash: Assemblages from Los Angeles
Curated by: Kristine McKenna

5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
April 12th, 2009 - September 13th, 2009
Opening: April 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.cafam.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mid-wilshire
EMAIL:  
info@cafam.org
PHONE:  
323-937-4230
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue - Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 12-6
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Craft and Folk Art Museum
TAGS:  
collage, assemblage, mixed-media, installation, sculpture
COST:  
General admission rates apply

DESCRIPTION

What remains in the wake of a dying star? The legacy of Joseph Cornell, known for his ethereal shadow boxes, is the tie that binds the artists in this extraordinary exhibit. Curated by Kristine McKenna, noted journalist and art historian, Celestial Ash features artwork by Los Angeles-rooted artists Exene Cervenka, Gail Greenfield Randall, Matjames, and Michael C. McMillen, who created assemblage-based works that are lyrical, personal, and deeply emotional. As the celestial ash of a great star, yet individual all their own, these artists prove the enduring inspiration of Cornell's work and the emotive potential of assemblage.