August 10, 2014

Join Saatchi Art's Nicole Garton and Gertrude Salon for a special event at The Pit

Florian Morlat Edition Release Party & 
The Outlanders Exhibition Tour

 Florian Morlat, Untitled, 2014 edition of 20 + 2 APs  2 color silkscreen print and collage, 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

Florian Morlat, Untitled, 2014 edition of 20 + 2 APs  2 color silkscreen print and collage, 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

Join Saatchi Art's Nicole Garton for the exclusive unveiling of Florian Morlat's new limited edition print, specially commissioned by  The Pit and released in conjunction with its inaugural exhibition, The Outlanders, recently reviewed by Art Slant.

Hailed by the L.A. Times' Christopher Knight as "engagingly strange," Morlat's work recalls the eccentric sculptural forms of Franz West and the Pop iconography of 1960s California, his home of nearly 20 years. Morlat and The Outlanders' other critically-acclaimed artists create work that references L.A.’s unique culture and history. From Kim Fisher’s nuanced compositions with slivers pulled from fashion magazines, to Pearl C. Hsiung’s psychedelic musings on nature, toMary Weatherford’s swirling and electric explorations of light, the city and its mythology are at the heart of this debut outing from The Pit. The exhibition includes works by Sarah ConawayPearl C. Hsiung, Kim Fisher,Shana LutkerFlorian Morlat, Jon PestoniMungo Thomson, and Mary Weatherford.

In what figures to be another sell-out salon, this is a one-time opportunity to experience this intimate show and celebrate the release of Morlat's never-before seen limited edition print.

The intimacy of the proceedings require that we strictly cap our attendance at 30 individuals who will:
* Privately tour The Outlanders led by the show's curators
* Explore the studios of The Pit's founders, Devon Oderand  Adam D. Miller 
*Have the opportunity to be the first to collect the debut print of one of today's most exciting artists
*Enjoy cocktails created by artist Emily Marchand with The Outlanders exhibition in mind.

About the Release
    Limited edition silkscreen print by Florian Morlat prepared and hand printed by The Pit's friend and partner printer at Gray Area Print. 2-color silkscreen printed on cotton rag paper with collage elements added to each print.
Exclusive to Gertrude Salon Guests: Enjoy 15% off the purchase price of Morlat's print and take home a complimentary exhibition guide (printed on-site —a $10 value).