Renowned Los Angeles gallery Edward Cella Art and Architecture, which left its six-year home on Wilshire Boulevard last year, is opening its new location on La Cienega Boulevard in Culver City on May 9.
(Edward Cella Art and Architecture) Cella’s new logo. (Edward Cella Art and Architecture)
The new space, and its graphic identity, are being designed by LA-based Group Effort—a collaboration between Jessica Fleischmann/still room and Rachel Allen Architecture. In both cases they’ve created a “modern look,” said gallery owner Edward Cella, that “plays with the texture and angularity of the building,” and gives the gallery a fresh “new start.”
Cella has also commissioned sheet metal specialist Alex Rasmussen (of Neal Feay Company) to create a striking new aluminum reception made up of weathered, organic plates.
The inaugural exhibit will be called UNBOUND, featuring new large format paintings by gallery artists Joshua Aster, Kendell Carter, Mara De Luca, Spencer Lewis, Donnie Molls, Ruth Pastine, Chris Trueman, and Jeffrey Vallance.(Edward Cella Art and Architecture) (Edward Cella Art and Architecture) Rendering of the gallery’s new skylights (Edward Cella Art and Architecture)