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Artists who like accidents

In 1969, Doug Edge made a bench called Earth, Seed, Water Bus Bench, fabricated out of plastic, with seeds encased inside its seat, soil in its sides and water in its back. "If it was hit by a bus it would grow," Edge explained. That piece may be more explicit than most, but Edge's work always feels it's just waiting for an accident to happen, and then it will be complete. His tall, amber-colored tower called Leo, on view at Cardwell Jimmerson in a show about minimalism on the West Coast, is made of cast resin and has air pockets and cracks trapped underneath its surface, which would have emerged during casting. It's more about potential than perfection. The same goes for other works in the show, which was just extended into August. 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through August. (310) 815-1100, cardwelljimmerson.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 28. Continues through Aug. 25, 2012

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