FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Explorations:
Art in Alternative Spaces

September 6 - 30, 2006
Reception for the artists:  Saturday, September 9, 6 to 9 p.m.



321 Anacapa Street (Andalucia Building), Studio D (between State and Anacapa Streets), Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 805-682-9320
E-mail, director@edwardcella.com
Web site, http://www.edwardcella.com
Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5PM




Davis Birks, “Blackboard, #10”, 2005, Permanent ink and acrylic on Plexiglas, 47” x 47”.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture (ECAA) is proud to present an ensemble exhibition entitled, Explorations. Explorations features works by emerging and mid-career artists in a found, temporary location in downtown Santa Barbara.  Explorations seeks to suggest a broader context for select group of artists residing in the Santa Barbara region though juxtapositions of artists working in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico,
and Spain.
 
Capitalizing on the guerrilla location's transitory nature, the exhibition takes risk to provoke new insights and connections between artists and aesthetic dialogues within a range of mediums including painting, drawing and sculpture.  Explorations featuring new works by Davis Birks, Margarita Cabrera, Peter Cole, Ann Diener, David Florimbi, Penelope Gottlieb, Robert Heckes, Gerald Incandela, Gregory Kondos, Gary Lang, Lead Pencil Studios, Barrie Mottishaw, R. Nelson Parrish, Lucas Reiner, Victor Pimstein and others.
 
Explorations is first in a series of public exhibitions installed in temporary locations across Southern California by ECAA.  Explorations highlights dynamic new projects and provides an introduction for experienced collectors and novices alike to the work of a range of emerging and established artists and architects.  With the premise that art is a vital counterpoint to world around us, through Explorations, ECAA seeks to transforms the traditional nature of art presentation and gallerist practices.

Explorations
is ECAA’s contribution to Off Axis, a community wide, month long celebration of contemporary art in Santa Barbara County.  To learn more, please visit http://www.offaxis.org.
 
Explorations will take place at 321 Anacapa Street (Andalucia Building), Studio D in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission to Explorations is free, and open to the public September 6th through September 30, 2006 Wednesdays though Saturdays from Noon to 5 p.m.  A reception for the artists is planned Saturday, September 9th from 6 to 9 p.m.
 
For further information, please contact Edward Cella at director@edwardcella.com or by phone at 805-682-9320. Or visit: http://www.edwardcella.com.



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