Gallery 478 to exhibit photos by Gil Garcetti

Photo copyright by Gil Garcetti


Gallery 478 is pleased to present EXCERPTS: [FROZEN MUSIC] & IRON, The Photographs of Gil Garcetti.  The show runs December 3, 2009 – February 27, 2010

An Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, December 5, from 4 – 7 PM.

Rare it is when a high profile ex-politico makes his or her mark anywhere other than as the subject of tabloid pages or as a defendant in criminal court. As of this writing, Gil Garcetti has avoided such pratfalls. Quite to the contrary, Garcetti has quietly built himself a reputation as a photographer of considerable merit. The works in the exhibition reveal a documentarian with a discernable aesthetic working in the best tradition of the genre. EXCERPTS … provides the viewer with a sampling from his first two photo books.

IRON: ERECTING THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, records the assembly of the skeletal guts of Frank Gehry’s eccentric, complex architecture.

Capturing the near magical accomplishment of skilled union ironworkers, their relationship to the work and to one another, IRON renders transparent the hidden truth of all architectures – that it’s built from the inside out. The quiet drama of these populated images are treated to the same eye that so skillfully celebrates the lyrical dynamism of the concert hall’s finished skin celebrated in [FROZEN MUSIC]. 

 Gil Garcetti’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the United Nations, NYC, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China, UCLA Fowler Museum, Peter Fetterman Gallery, and G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, among others.

For images or additional information, please call 310-732-2150.

Gallery 478 is located at 478 W. Seventh St.

San Pedro, CA 90731

By Jim McKinniss

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