Charles S. Cohen Announces PDC Design Gallery
Set to Open October 3 with SUPERSHOW, an exhibition by Austin Young and David Allen Burns the art duo Fallen Fruit
An exhibition by Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young.
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.
Participatory projects will be programmed during the run of the exhibition and will be open to everyone
of all ages. Public Participatory Projects include a Public Fruit Tree Adoption where residents of Los
Angeles are invited to expand Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard [..2] (endlessorchard.com) project
awarded by Creative Capital (event dates to be announced).
Fallen Fruit has been recently featured in15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch, ARTnews (Cover); Artforum
(Critic’s Pick);“Tasty and Subversive Too”, The New York Times; Conde Nast Traveler “18 Best
Shows in London;” “Food Matters,” TheNew York Times and LA Confidential (Cover and Feature),
“How Fallen Fruit is Changing the Art World & Life in LA.” Their work has also been featured in such
book publications as The Idea of the West by Doug Aitken, The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael
Pollan, Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design by Francesco Spampinato (Princeton
Architectural Press) as well as numerous broadcast radio, TV, video and blog venues.
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.