Lawrence halprin: alternative scores - drawing from life
presented by edward cella art & architecture
SEPTEMBER 9 - extended through NOVEMBER 4
Saturday, September 9 | 6 – 8 pm
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 6pm
The first exhibition of an exclusive collection of rarely-seen drawings by Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), the exhibition reveals Halprin’s almost daily practice of drawing as a means to not only record his diverse visual experiences, but also as a tool to engage with the trials and tribulations of war, the ecstasies of life, and the rawness and beauty of nature. The exhibition includes archival video, photography, and ephemera which provide a historical context for Halprin’s life and work, and highlight the experimental Workshops and happenings that he developed in concert with his wife and influential dancer and choreographer, Anna Halprin.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color exhibition catalogue, Personal Space: The Drawing Collection of Lawrence Halprin, with essays by Eva Friedberg, independent scholar of architecture history, urban studies and landscape theory, and an introduction by Charles A. Birnbaum, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.