Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce Maranasati by David Horvitz, an exhibition including hand-blown sea glass sculptures, collaborative sound performances with Xiu Xiu front-man Jamie Stewart, and sprouting avocado trees. An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6-8pm with performances at 6:30 and 7:30pm.

Nine glass-works will be displayed on custom pedestals that are scattered across the gallery. During the course of the exhibition, Horvitz will be joined by Jamie Stewart for nine performances of improvised electronic sounds. The performances will use the nine lines of the of the Buddhist death awareness visualization practice known as Maranasati, as their score. Each performance will be positioned in a different location in the gallery, offering each artwork its own composition.

Performances dates and times:
8/6 – 6:30pm – (A corpse that is swollen, blue and festering.)
8/6 – 7:30pm – (A corpse that is being eaten by crows, hawks, cats, vultures, dogs, jackals, different kinds of worms, and mushrooms.)
8/16 – 11:08am – (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton together with some flesh and blood held in by the tendons.)
8/16 – 1:10pm – (A corpse that is reduced to a blood-besmeared skeleton without flesh but held in by the tendons.)
8/17 – 11:12am – (A corpse that is reduced to a skeleton held in by the tendons but without flesh and not besmeared with blood.)
8/17 – 1:01pm – (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone loose, scattered in all directions.)
8/18 – 12:01pm – (A corpse that is reduced to bones, white in color like a conch.)
8/19 – 11:48am – (A corpse that is reduced to bones more than a year old, heaped together.)
8/19 – 1:11pm – (A corpse that is reduced to bones gone rotten and become dust, blown away with the wind and inhaled in the breath.)

David Horvitz uses art books, photography, performance art, glass, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is also known for his work in the virtual sphere. He was recently artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, New York City and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. In 2015 he was named a United States Artists fellow. Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and tongew├Âlbe T25, Ingolstadt; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Jan Mot, Brussels, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Art Basel, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Chert. Group exhibitions include: MoMA, New York; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Kunstverein N├╝rnberg; Murray Guy, New York; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Crac Alsace, Altkirsch; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.

Jamie Stewart (b.1978 Los Angeles) founded the musical group Xiu Xiu in 2002 and began to waste his life.

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