Bryan Cantley, the force behind the self-described “post-architecture” firm Form:uLA, opens a new season at SCI-Arc's on-campus gallery with a three-part installation, “Dirty Geometries + Mechanical Imperfections,” which delightfully bites the hand that feeds it. His show gleefully articulates his firm's conceptualist practice with a series of offerings for wall and floor that expose the flaws inherent in the architectural design process. In transforming, transcending and reinterpreting the exhibition space, Cantley makes a case for honoring the analog and imperfect, even in the kind of space-age digital environment that SCI-Arc itself famously promulgates. With drawings both intimate and large-scale/site-specific serving as the backdrop for the related objects, Cantley subverts the normal function of architectural renderings, transforming them into a visual environment that has little in common with the discipline's clean lines and conventional mathematics. Hear more about it as Cantley speaks with Eric Owen Moss at the opening reception — or check it out during the run and find out why SCI-Arc's gallery made our 2014 Best of L.A. list. SCI-Arc Gallery, 960 E. Third St., dwntwn.; Fri., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; free. Exhibition continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Nov. 30. (213) 613-2200,

Oct. 10-Nov. 30, 2014
(Expired: 11/30/14)

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