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Drawing Architecture: The L.J. Cella Collection

Thursday, September 27, 2007–Sunday, January 6, 2008

Frank Gehry, Peter Lewis Residence, 1993. Ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm). Collection L.J. Cella, San Francisco.

With art collector L.J. Cella; landscape architect Walter Jean Hood; Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Claire Schneider; and Brian Carter, professor and Dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

An important part of the creative process for architects is sketching. The sketch, or plan, is the way architects express their ideas and develop their concepts, whether they begin as ink squiggles on napkins, colorful pastels on paper, or beautifully rendered graphite on vellum. Drawing Architecture showcases the work of mid-century and contemporary architects, landscape architects, artists, and designers who are represented in the collection of San Francisco Bay Area resident L.J. Cella. The exhibition will include more than fifty drawings by artists such as Vito Acconci, Frank Gehry, Laurence Halprin, Steven Holl, Walter Jean Hood, Robert Irwin, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Neutra, and Marjetica Potrc.

Claire Schneider
Associate Curator of Contemporary Art