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Irving J. Gill: Illustrating New Architecture

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 to Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

The La Jolla Historical Society and MCASD present Irving J. Gill: Illustrating New Architecture, a collaborative exhibition of renderings as a study in the master architect’s perspective presentation of building design and the integration of architecture in the landscape. In addition to plan and elevation drawings, Gill’s professional practice included hand-drawn sketches and watercolor renderings, often with a mixed color palate. These renderings reveal the artistic, design, and technical skills of the modern architectural master, and Gill’s interest in architecture’s relationship to the surrounding natural and designed landscape. Drawn from the archives at the University of California, Santa Barbara Art+Design+Architecture Museum, and from the San Diego History Center, these renderings are exhibited for the first time as a group presentation.

Curated by MCASD's Deputy Director of Art and Programs Kathryn Kanjo, this exhibition is on view at the La Jolla Historical Society's Wisteria Cottage Gallery. The gallery is located at 780 Prospect Street and hours are noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday.

Funding for Irving J. Gill: Illustrating New Architecture generously provided by Willis Allen Real Estate, ArtWorks San Diego, IS Architecture, the Zamorano Club, Laura DuCharme Conboy and Garth Conboy, Margie Warner and John H. Warner Jr., and Robert, Pascale, and Sara Bauer.  Institutional support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture and by the Members of the La Jolla Historical Society and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

This exhibition is part of Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, a collaborative project of exhibitions and programs by Southern California cultural organizations.