Originally located in on Manchester Street in Hollywood, California, Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Ltd. was founded by Jean Robert Milant in 1970 as a gallery, publisher, and workshop—creating and presenting groundbreaking prints and seminal exhibitions of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, and new media. In its early years, Cirrus worked with now legendary artists such as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Guy de Cointet, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, and Barbara T. Smith, evidencing the gallery's longstanding commitment to California-based artists. In 1979, Cirrus moved to Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles, where it remained for 35 years. As other galleries opened downtown, Cirrus helped shape the burgeoning identity of the LA Arts District as a center for artistic practice and public display. The gallery has published editions and exhibited works by Lita Albuquerque, Mark Bradford, Matthew Brannon, Fred Eversley, Craig Kauffman, John Mason, Eve Sonneman, Mary Weatherford, and Jonas Wood.
Red Dwarf follows the publications of Eversley's very first series of prints, Rigel, Sirius and Vega and like the former takes its radial forms from the artists' interactive three-dimensional parabolic lenses which inspired the series.
Lita Albuquerque: She Whispered into our Ear: Surrender into Diamonds!
The aesthetic of this print is in-between the digital medium and drawing. The blue background image is taken from my pastel drawing method in which I use the long edge of a single pastel to shade the whole of the black paper.
She Whispered in our Ear: Surrender into Diamonds!
44 x 34 in.
Archival pigment print
Edition of 50
17 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.
Edition of 75
Billy Al Bengston
Guy de Cointet
Laddie John Dill
Charles Christopher Hill
Barbara T. Smith