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George Legrady: Refraction at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles

November 5 to December 31, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2011/ 6:00 – 8:00 PM


Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


“Refraction is the change in direction of a wave when it enters a medium, for instance, a ray of light entering water. Hypermnesia is a state of highly developed memory, based on registering experiences by associating them to mentally created images. In-between these two states of transformation and invention lies interpretation and the unfolding of narrative” – George Legrady


(Los Angeles) – Edward Cella Art + Architecture announces a solo exhibition of new work by multi-media artist George Legrady. Entitled Refraction, the project includes eight black and white compositions, each consisting of three different photographs interlaced together with a lenticular process. The exhibition also includes two new dynamically generated installation animations. Using his unique processes, Legrady creates works in which movement alters their narrative potential of the image. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring an essay by noted critic and art historian, Abigail Solomon-Godeau.


Known for his ambitious interactive installations, photography and data visualization projects, Legrady’s artwork of the past twenty years has focused on the exploration of photography, computational technologies and their potentials in developing new forms of visual expression.


Legrady’s Refraction offers a series of images that recompose three distinct still photographs taken by the artist at the onset of his career. Repositioned within a contemporary context and lenticular technology, the assembled image create the illusion of transition between images when observers change their viewing angle in front of the image. The resulting ambiguity or difficulty of the image opens the potential for movement to transform our understanding of cinematic experience. Drawing upon the visual aesthetics of French New Wave Cinema, Legrady creates an experimental situation with the viewer.

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