W. Hollywood, CA
 

designLAb Opening

Friday, January 27 | 5 - 9:30 PM

Joseph Beuys, “Capri Battery,” 1985 Courtesy CMay Gallery and Galerie Thomas Modern.

Pacific Design Center
Blue Building, Second Floor & Lobby
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

designLAb celebrates the new year with new galleries and art and design exhibits with a public reception on Friday, January 27 from 5:00 – 9:30 PM, including a special outdoor performance at 7PM with Kelly “Risk” Graval at the Melrose entrance.  Exhibitions are on view in Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building Lobby and Second Floor with happy hour (cash bar) at Red Seven, located on the first floor of the Green Building.

designLAb is thrilled to welcome Meta-4, Stern Fine Arts and Sur le Mur galleries with programming that includes Asian, American 20th century, and Street art, as well as new exhibitions exploring design in recent artistic practice from Los Angeles.  At Espace Franck Bailleul, private dealer Thomas Paul examines the divers approaches to landscape genre in Land, Sea and Sky, which includes sculptor Lloyd Hamrol, photographer, Leslie Sokolow and conceptual painter Franck Bailleul. CMay Gallery presents works by Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol’s legendary Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall) 1969, curated by Maurice Tuchman, Senior Curator Emeritus, LACMA at Young Projects, remains on view.  For further exhibition details please click on the gallery links below.

A site-specific sculpture installation by Los Angeles artist Brad Howe is on view through July 29 in the Blue Lobby. While Howe is internationally recognized for his signature colorful, lyrical abstract sculpture, his new work at the PDC reflects the artist’s new direction inspired by minimalism’s reductive objective language.

During the reception, enjoy happy hour (cash bar) at Red Seven, located on the first floor of the Green Building. Valet, garage, and street parking are available and complimentary parking for press is available by calling the PDC Parking Office one day in advance, Monday – Friday at 310-360-6417. For updated information please visit designLAb at www.pacificdesigncenter.com.


About designLAb

designLAb provides a platform to explore art that addresses the design center‘s unique context of interior design, spanning a variety of art disciplines and media. designLAb is conceived and directed by New York-based curator Helen Varola and made possible by Charles S. Cohen, collector and generous supporter of MOCA Pacific Design Center. For further information please visit designLAb at www.pacificdesigncenter.com or email Helen Varola at helen@helenvarola.com.

designLAb is located on the 2nd floor of the Blue Building and most galleries are open Monday – Friday from 11:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment on Saturday. Enter Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building on Melrose and use the escalators or elevators to the 2nd floor.

For private appointments after hours or on weekends, please enter from the garage or San Vincente entrance and PDC’s concierge will direct you to the gallery. Valet, garage, and street parking is available and complimentary parking for press is available by calling one day in advance at 310-360-6417.

Please also visit MOCA Pacific Design Center, open 11:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday; 11:00 – 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Monday. Admission to MOCA Pacific Design Center is always free.

designLAb Exhibition Proposals:

Please send a brief bio and description of your project to designLAb Curator Helen Varola at helen@helenvarola.com. Also, visit http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/designlab-2/ for further information.

Press Inquires: 

Contact K+J Agency at karen@kj-agency.com.

Parking:

Valet, garage, and street parking are available and complimentary parking for press is available by calling the PDC Parking Office one day in advance, Monday – Friday at 310-360-6417.

Happy Hour! 

Please also join us for Happy Hour at Red Seven, located on the first floor of the Green Building.

 


designLAb Galleries (Second Floor Blue Building):

 

Boîte Noire Gallery 

Diane and Theodore: MythoErotics
January 27 – February 24
B222

boitenoiregallery.com

Boite Noire gallery is pleased to present MythoErotics, an exhibition by Diane and Theodore who explore the multiple forms of relationship between two beings, through the prisms of erotism and mythology.

minotaure

Image: Diane and Theodore, Minautaur, 2013, Photographic Print,  Courtesy Boîte Noire Gallery.

 

CMay Gallery                                                                                  

Joseph Beuys: Everybody is an Artist        
January 27– March 17
B226

cmaygallery.com

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Image: Joseph Beuys, Untitled (double object), 1968-1979, Two Drawings Each with Stamp, Courtesy CMay Gallery.

 

Espace Franck Bailleul

Lloyd Hamrol, Leslie Sokolow, Franck Bailleul: Land, Sea and Sky
January 27 – March 10
B228

tpaulfineart.com   franckbailleul.com

Painter Franck Bailleul and private dealer Thomas Paul are pleased to announce a series of exhibitions that examine the diverse approaches to the study of landscape beginning with Land, Sea and Sky.

lloyd-hamrol-17

Image: Lloyd Hamrol/Joan Perlman: A Sky in the Palm of the Hand ,2017, Installation view, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Photo © 2016 Don Milici.

 

Industry Gallery

www.industrygallery.net

 

Sur le Mur

Street Meets Chic
January 27 – February 14
B267

www.surlemur.com

Megan Philipps of Sur le Mur is pleased to present Street Meets Chic, a group art show and gala event including Seen, Alexandra Grant, Lincoln Townley, Prince Lorenzo de Medici and Billy Morrison. To celebrate its inauguration, the gallery presents a performance at 7PM by legendary graffiti artist  Kelly “Risk” Graval, who will be painting an installation at the Melrose entrance of the PDC.

megan                                                                  Image: Kelly “Risk” Graval, Strictly Kings and Better, 2016, Water Base Paint Sprayed on Rolls Royce, Photo Eric Caudillo.

 

Stern Fine Arts

Group Show: 100 Years of California Art
January 27 – March 10
B274

www.sternfinearts.com

feitelson-return-from-the-country                                                                  Image: Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978), The Return from the Country, 1924, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy Stern Fine Arts.

 

Thomas Paul Fine Art

Daniel DoukeBeyond Illusion
January 27 – March 10
B275

tpaulfineart.com

Dan Douke creates illusionary objects, such as cigar boxes, sheets of steel and crushed cardboard, which appear to look like the real thing. However, his stated motive is not merely trompe l’oeil, but to try to make the viewer “broaden and elevate the perceptual sense”.

oxyblind

Image: Dan Douke, Oxyblind, 1980,  Acrylic on Masonite, Courtesy Thomas Paul Fine Arts.

 

VAROLA

Truc-Anh: Vacuphilia
January 27  – March 10
B256

helenvarola.com

VAROLA presents the first US exhibition of  French-Vietnamese artist Truc-Anh curated by Pierre Lefort.

Untitled-4

Image: Truc-Anh, The Holder, 2016, Oil pastel on panel, Courtesy VAROLA.

 

Young Projects Gallery

Andy Warhol and Refik Anadol: Daisy Redux
October 6 – February 10
B210

youngprojectsgallery.com

Daisy Redux: Presenting Andy Warhol’s Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall) with an updated, digital augmentation by Refik Anadol

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Image: Andy Warhol and Refik AnadolRain Machine (Daisy Waterfall), 1969-2002, 3-D lenticular daisy prints and mixed media, Courtesy Young Projects.

 

Young Projects Gallery

Thompson & Craighead: Wake Me Up When It’s Over
January 27 – March 10
B230

youngprojectsgallery.com

This mid-career survey will explore the world of the internationally-renowned UK duo with over a dozen key words on view.                                                                                                                                                                                               thomson-craighead-apocalypse-2016-b
Image: Thompson & Craighead, Apocalypse Perfume, 2016, Perfume and Box, Courtesy of the Artists, Caroll / Fletcher, London and Young Projects, Los Angeles.

 


About designLAb

designLAb provides a platform to explore art that addresses the design center‘s unique context of interior design, spanning a variety of art disciplines and media. designLAb is conceived and directed by New York-based curator Helen Varola and made possible by Charles S. Cohen, collector and generous supporter of MOCA Pacific Design Center. For further information please visit designLAb at www.pacificdesigncenter.com or email Helen Varola at helen@helenvarola.com.

designLAb is located on the 2nd floor of the Blue Building and most galleries are open Monday – Friday from 11:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment on Saturday. Enter Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building on Melrose and use the escalators or elevators to the 2nd floor.

For private appointments after hours or on weekends, please enter from the garage or San Vincente entrance and PDC’s concierge will direct you to the gallery. Valet, garage, and street parking is available and complimentary parking for press is available by calling one day in advance at 310-360-6417.

Please also visit MOCA Pacific Design Center, open 11:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday; 11:00 – 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Monday. Admission to MOCA Pacific Design Center is always free.

designLAb Exhibition Proposals:

Please send a brief bio and description of your project to designLAb Curator Helen Varola at helen@helenvarola.com. Also visit http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/designlab-2/ for further information.

 

Press Inquires: 

Contact Karen Peterson or Joanne Gibbs, K+J agency at karen@kj-agency.com or jo@kj-agency.com

Parking:

Valet, garage, and street parking are available and complimentary parking for press is available by calling the PDC Parking Office one day in advance, Monday – Friday at 310-360-6417.

Happy Hour! 

Please also join us for Happy Hour at Red Seven, located on the first floor of the Green Building.