Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns / Austin Young)
PDC Design Gallery | Thu Oct 3 - Sun Feb 23
PDC Design Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, SUPERSHOW, features the work of Los Angeles-based artists Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young). A reception will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and includes “Fruit Cocktail,” a special performance by Fallen Fruit. The exhibition will be on view until February 23, 2020.
SUPERSHOW explores Fallen Fruit’s contemporary art practice, reflecting upon a broader, controversial global environmental movement involving food production. As food is inextricably bound to identity, small-scale self sufficient organic farming is becoming a means for cultural rediscovery, invigorating the politics of both left and right and going far beyond community gardening.
Using the subject of fruit as a cultural object to investigate the design of public space and collective experience, Fallen Fruit taps into urban agriculture, a growing global force highlighted recently in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s“FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate,” an exhibition featuring artwork by Fallen Fruit.
SUPERSHOW activates never before shown artworks and builds upon the visual vocabulary and material palettes from David and Austin’ (Fallen Fruit) back catalogue of intensive research based installations from recent commissioned projects. The exhibition will consist of recontextualized materials, a new wallpaper pattern created for Los Angeles, one-of-a-kind refinished vintage furniture pieces, and found objects. Other works include, wall coverings, textiles, plates, and framed artworks.
The exhibition presents recent works from Fallen Fruit’s installations, including Event Horizon created for Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, Teatro del Sole created for Manifesta 12 at Palazzo Butera, Palermo, selections from EMPIRE created for Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, The Practices of Everyday Life commissioned by 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, and All Tomorrow’s Parties commissioned by Beth De Woody, for The Bunker in West Palm Beach.
Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David Burns and Austin Young have continued the collaborative work.
DAVID BURNS BIO
David Burns received a BFA from CalArts and MFA from UC Irvine and he currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His video work has been shown in exhibitions including The Getty Center, Los Angeles, The Tate Modern/Tank.tv, London, The Armenian Museum of Experimental Art and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea.
PDC Design Gallery is free and open to the public.
Tuesday – Friday | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Valet, garage, and street parking are available.
Photo Credits: Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young