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David P. Earle Puzzles Shoppers @ One Colorado

The Artist Studio
at One Colorado Presents David P. Earle as its Artist-in-Residence

Pasadena, CA – October 1 through December 31, 2011, Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present Los Angeles artist David P. Earle as the Artist-in-Residence for The Artist Studio at One Colorado. The Artist Studio, located at 24 Smith Alley, is an interactive artist space in which the public is invited to share in the creative process. One Colorado is pleased to collaborate with the Armory Center to present innovative programs that to introduce the arts and artists into the public’s daily life. Participation is free and open to the public Monday and Tuesday, 12pm-5pm; Thursday and Friday 11am-3pm; and Saturday 11:30am-6:30pm. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, October 14, 6pm-9pm, to coincide with Art Night, a citywide celebration of the arts in Pasadena.

For his residency, Earle offers a collaborative installation entitled "One Colorado: Five Thousand Pieces" that explores the use of focused observation to reflect on our relationship with space and memory. For this project visitors are invited to participate in group building projects using handmade Birchwood puzzles that Earle will create on-site throughout the residency. Each puzzle will display large-scale photographic images Earle has taken within and outside the artist studio, and Artist Studio guests will reconstruct the spatial compositions. Some of the puzzles will depict visually complex views of more overlooked areas the studio, such as ceiling beams and pipes, while others will capture fleeting glimpses of people who passed through the space or by the studio windows. Completed puzzles will be mounted on the studio walls, transforming the studio itself as part process of space de- and reconstruction. 

David P. Earle is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. His work has been featured at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), The Fellows of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles) and The IFC Center (New York). He is an adjunct faculty member in The School of Critical Studies at CalArts and a faculty member of The Armory Center for the Arts. He recently curated a project called “The Open Daybook,” a perpetual calendar featuring the work of 365 contemporary artists. 

About the Armory and One Colorado: The Armory Center for the Arts, in Pasadena, California, builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 visual arts exhibitions each year at its main facility and in locations throughout the City of Pasadena. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites. The Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a civil community. For more information please visit

One Colorado is an outdoor shopping and dining destination on one city block in the heart of Old Pasadena. The property unites 17 individual historical buildings, and in addition to its retailers and restaurants One Colorado offers public art programs, cultural events and entertainment. For more information please visit

Contact: Jon Lapointe, Armory Center for the Arts

Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134



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