(Los Angeles) Edward Cella Art & Architecture is proud to present an exhibition of new sculptures by
Manny Krakowski. This is the Los Angeles-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and includes new works from his series of glass sculptures and an analog based media installation, all shown for the first time.
Eight hand-blown and mirrored glass sculptures are arranged on custom pedestals of equal height. Three of the forms bear symmetrical profiles and monochrome, mirrored surfaces, installed on rectangular pedestals. Five additional forms are expressive and abstract, with colorful appendages that seem to grow and melt from the seamless surfaces and perfect contours of their bases, displayed on truncated pyramid pedestals.
In the southwest corner of the gallery, a separate room houses a single re-purposed ice-cream freezer that has been transformed into an analog 3D hologram machine. The appliance presents the illusion of two new glass sculptures that are displayed in offsite locations and available for viewing on request and by appointment only.
Together, the installations evoke a desert of cacti, a trophy shop, and an ice cream parlor, and conjures memories of a terrain in constant flux, with a glowing mirage always in sight.
ABOUT MANNY KRAKOWSKI
Manny Krakowski has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, and has participated in group exhibitions at Win or Lose LA; University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Over the course of past 10 years, Krakowski has served as Craftsperson in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. He has given lectures at such institutions as the Australian National University, California State University, Fullerton, Ohio State University, and Santa Monica College. Krakowski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach.
ABOUT EDWARD CELLA ART & ARCHITECTURE
Edward Cella Art & Architecture is committed to supporting significant established, mid-career, and emerging artists, architects, and designers. Nurturing this hybridity, the gallery uniquely exhibits photography, painting, sculpture, architectural drawings, models, and design objects with an emphasis on the intersection of these disciplines. Edward Cella founded Edward Cella Art & Architecture in 2006, building on his background as an architectural historian with a decade of experience in art advisory and collection management and a passion for collecting architectural drawings and ephemera, as well as contemporary art and erotica. The gallery sustains a curatorial emphasis on discourses surrounding issues of cultural and conceptual significance, and has represented historical and under-recognized estates and collections.