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Exterior, Ammonite House

digital object

2021

 

Interior, Ammonite House

digital object

2021

 

Ammonite House

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2021

 

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digital object

2021

 

Cornice-Gargoyle

digital object

2021

 

all works courtesy of Jedediah Caesar, Vincent Arnado, and Jenessa Cua.

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Interview with Jedediah Caesar, C.O.L.A. 2021 Visual Art Fellow

 

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Sculptor Jedediah Caesar’s new digital objects are part of the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationships between objects, their environment, and how they are read or talked about. 

 

Caesar describes his interest in the site specificity of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery—as part of a “civic garden”, in relation to the adjacent, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House and its Mayan revival style ornamentation, and the idea of architectural follies—to reimagine the space digitally with collaborators Vincent T. Arnado and Jessica Cua. To fill the ornamental vacancies of the Gallery, Caesar and his collaborators rendered digital images and videos of ammonites embedded throughout the exterior and interior of the Gallery. In this proposal, Caesar, Arnado and Cua open the many possibilities of visual language, form and space to transform the strange, Brutalist space of the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery into something distant yet familiar.

 

Jedediah Caesar (b. 1973, Oakland, California, he/him) is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles, CA. Caesar has gained international recognition for sculptures that amass found materials into systems that reveal new patterns, often abstract, sometimes social. Solo exhibitions include Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Locust Project in Miami, and Oakland Museum of California Art, as well as shows at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery and D’Amelio Terras Gallery. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Caesar is a professor at California State University, Bakersfield.

 

Vincent Arnado (b. 1996, Torrance, CA) is a 3rd year undergraduate architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona, currently enrolled to attain his BArch. His design/work has been recognized and showcased throughout his first and second year at Cal Poly Pomona at the CPP Architecture Interim and was awarded as “Outstanding Student in 1st Year Design Studio” at the CPP Bauhaus Ball Event (2019).

 

Jenessa Cua (b. 1996, Manila, Philippines) is a 3rd year undergraduate architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona, currently enrolled to attain her BArch. Her design/work has been recognized and showcased throughout her first and second year at Cal Poly Pomona at the CPP Architecture Interim and was awarded as “Outstanding Student in 1st Year Design Studio” at the CPP Bauhaus Ball Event (2019).