“Fella n’ McFetridge” only sounds like a nifty vaudeville duo. We’re referring, of course, to Ed Fella and Geoff McFetridge, the graphic designers celebrated in an exhibition that opened last night at the REDCAT gallery in Los Angeles and runs through April 6. UnBeige editor emeritus Alissa Walker was on the scene. Here’s what she saw:
The exhibition is split exactly in half, and the obvious place to begin is [to go through the] little kid-sized doorway into a room that Geoff painted for the show. Geoff’s work is mostly huge, colorful paintings and drawings, including this awesome woven-looking thing, and the highlight was this huge box layered with all his t-shirts, posters, skateboards, CD covers, shoes, and even a monitor (with headphones) playing his video “Golden Cage” for The Whitest Boy Alive, which is hypnotic and melancholy and one of my favorite videos ever.
The photo at the top of this post is of a wall of Fella’s work. Above, at right, is a relaxation-themed installation by McFetridge (who designed several covers for the Japanese magazine Relax), which we think is just the thing for a Friday afternoon.