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A new series of artist Ruth Pastine’s paintings – Limitless – is the new exhibition for the Fall 2009 season at Edward Cella Art + Architecture with an opening reception on Saturday, September 12 @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ 6018 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Limitless is the “the evolution of Pastine’s contemporary color-field work exploring the subtle character and nuance of color and the transitory nature of light.”


Ruth Pastine

You can attend an artist talk with Ruth Pastine on Saturday, September 26 @ 2:00pm. The Limitless exhibition runs from Saturday, September 12 through Saturday, October 31.

The Edward Cella Art & Architecture [ECAA] gallery has a new exhibition program of illustration lecture by Katherine Kanjo on Thursday, September 17 @ 7:00pm. Edward Cella Art & Architecture is located @ 6018 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and attendance is limited so RSVP @ director@edwardcella.com.


ECAA

Edward Cella Art & Architecture represents significant emerging and mid-careers artists. ECAA acquires and places quality post WWII and contemporary art and with a special and unique focus, presents drawings and projects by emerging and established architects and designers.

You can poke ECAA @ 323.525.0053 and director@edwardcella.com.

The Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar of Thesis, Abre Los Ojos, The Others, and The Sea Inside is back with a new film – Agora about an Egyptian slave who turns to Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his master, a philosopher and atheist. Agora trailer is here and the film stars Rachel Weisz, Ashraf Barhoum, Oscar Isaac, Homayoun Ershadi, Max Minghella, Yousef Sweid, Sami Samir, Rupert Evans, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Durden, Omar Mostafa and Oshri Cohen.

Agora opens in Spain on Wednesday, September 2 and scheduled to be shown @ Toronto International Film Festival’s Gala Presentations on September 10-19.

The Overture Films clan released the first-look trailer of actor-morphed-Producer-slash-director Grant Heslov’s The Men Who Stare at Goats starring his friend and Smoke House partner George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader, Stephen Lang and Terry Serpico. When we were at 2008 Santa Film Festival covering their daily news, Heslov was shooting the film and New Mexico was a buzz about Clooney and upon watching the trailer the buzz was warranted.

The Men Who Stare at Goats hits theaters on Friday, November 6 and based on author Jon Ronson’s book of the same name. It tells the story of a secret unit within the US Army called the First Earth Battalion, whose paranormal military ideas mutated over the decades to influence interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smoke House has a development and production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Art pixer Ryan McGinley shot another series of photos – Moonmilk – that convey cinematic detail and yet includes his where’s waldo nude-esque quest. The Blood Falls piece [below] has a David Bowie slash Ziggy Stardust motif to it, with the red blood cell detail.


Ryan McGinley

Enjoy the other Moonmilk pieces @ ryanmcginley.com and tinyvices.com.

I’ve received announcements in the past for Flux screenings @ Nike Sportswear @ The Montalbán and was always unable to attend. But today I made an effort and trekked over to John Hughes Flux ceremonial showing, and was thrilled I opted to do so. It was really cool seeing 80s The Breakfast Club on the big screen. Thanks to Flux for the tix and a big thanks to actor Daniel Schwartz for kicking it with us and his hospitality.


Universal Pictures

The Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán is located @ 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. You can follow Flux’s Twitter [@helloflux] for their kick arse events and news.

Jesus Christ, director Christopher Nolan shoots fast, he’s currently in production shooting the Leonardo DiCaprio slash architect of the mind film – Inception – and they’ve got a teaser trailer already. Enjoy the contemporary science fiction tale set within the architecture of the human mind formerly known as Oliver’s Arrow and re-titled as Inception trailer below.

Inception hits theaters on Friday, July 16, 2010 and shooting on locations at London, and Bedfordshire [England, UK], Calgary [Canada], Los Angeles [California, USA], Paris [France], Tangiers [Morocco] and Tokyo [Japan]. Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is repped by Dan Aloni and Stuart Manashil @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), attorney Michael Schenkman @ Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman, LLP and publicist BeBe Lerner @ I/D Public Relations.

I’ve posted some exclusive and copyright photos on Flickr that you might enjoy, so click on the snapshot below to oogle the pix. The photos were shot with Fuji Instax 200 Film Camera, Polaroid 210 Land Camera and Polaroid 600.


Reserve Result (RR)

Quam Odunsi is the writer/director of Borland and Kissed By Season, and currently working on his new feature film – theory.

The wunderkind pixers Joshua Paul and Felipe Dupouy exhibition is coming to Clark | Oshin Gallery at Ramesh Venugopal’s The Icon located at 5450 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California [90036] @ 323.933.1666. The opening reception of Joshua Paul’s Arctic and Felipe Dupouy’s Downtown Los Angeles Bird exhibit is scheduled to kick off @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday, September 19 and the exhibition runs through Saturday, November 14.


Felipe Dupouy

To oogle Joshua Paul and Felipe Dupouy photographs and read up on them, visit The Icon – the premiere full-service photo film and digital lab featuring exceptional museum quality printing – on Mondays through Fridays @ 7:00am to 9:00pm and Saturdays @ 9:00pm to 5:00pm @ 5450 Wilshire Boulevard with FREE parking on Cochran Avenue behind The Icon.

Clark | Oshin Gallery is directed by Kathleen Clark and Nan Oshin and you can poke them @ IconLA.com and clark.oshingallery@gmail.com.

Mercy and NBC Television’s Parenthood star Erika Christensen and friends attend the screening of Fight Club @ Ryan Reiter’s Hollywood Outdoor Cinema.

Director Patrick Hoelck’s Mercy: Jonnny, a cynical but successful novelist who writes about love but doesn’t believe in it, falls in love himself, for the first time. Erika Jane Christensen is repped by Sarah Clossey, Nancy Gates and David Guillod @ United Talent Agency (UTA), manager Daniel Sussman @ Brillstein Entertainment Partners and publicist Megan Moss @ I/D Public Relations.