W. Hollywood, CA


Jun 21 - Sept 26

 selection of designLAb Summer 2018 Exhibitions 

Please join us to celebrate our new summer exhibitions!

Reception: Thursday, June 21 | 5:00 – 9:30 PM                                           

On view in the Blue Lobby through June 2019 is a site-specific installation entitled “¼ Mile,” by New York artist Jeremy Holmes.  Holmes “draws” through the entire space of the Blue Lobby using thin boards of bent white ash hardwood that wrap around columns traversing throughout the lobby interior. As a three-dimensional line in space, the work gracefully winds through the space enveloping the viewer through its continuous abstract shapes. Action, spontaneity and improvisation culminate as the final products of Holmes’ refined craft process that involves raw bending, finishing,  joining, sanding and craftsmanship.

Jeremy Holmes is a New York based artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. For further information please contact Helen Varola, designLAb curator at helen@helenvarola.com.

Image: Jeremy Holmes, “¼ Mile”2018, site specific installation, Pacific Design Center, Courtesy Jeremy Holmes

Below is a list of designLAb galleries and for further details please contact the gallery for further exhibition information.

CMay Gallery                                                                                  

Felicity Nove: Mitosis       
June 21– August 24


Image: Felicity Nove, Bowing to their Elders the Formless Shape Emerged, was it an Artifact or a Jawbone? /  The Space Between Articulated Only by the Resonance of their Arabesque Song, 2018, Poured Pigment and Resin on Aluminum, Courtesy Felicity Nove.


Espace Franck Bailleul

Group Show: Reunion Plus 1
June 21- August 17

franckbailleul.com       brendaharrop.com

Brenda Harrop is pleased to present Reunion Plus 1, a vibrant summer exhibition curated by John Wolf. This group show will include international and local artists who share an engagement with the aesthetics of light.

Image: Bryan Ricci, The Clearing, 2018, Pigment and Mixed Media on Linen, Courtesy Bryan Ricci and Brenda Harrop.


Galerie Montaigne

James Goldcrown: Can’t Rush Love
June 21  – July 21


Image: James Goldcrown, Wall, 2018, Courtesy La Galerie Montaigne.


Industry Gallery

Joshua Haycraft: Object / Icon
June 21- Aug 17


The exhibition’s title, Object / Icon, refers to the artist’s interpretation of technologies unknown. Interactive animations, talismanic representations of technology, icons imbued with mystical and esoteric properties enable visitors to experience aesthetic interpretations of technologies they will soon desire.

Joshua Haycraft is multidisciplinary artist fascinated by systems and the aesthetics of science fiction. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Image: Joshua Haycraft, Objects, 2017-2018, Mixed Media, Courtesy Industry Gallery.


Laurent & Martin 

Modernist Paintings: Eye Of A Collector
June 21 – July 25

Philippe Naouri specialist on significant mid-century home restoration presents his curated collection with a selection of J.A Pissarro, John Hoyland, Armond,  and Hans Hoffman works.

Image: J.A Pisarro, Arctic Night, 1958, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy Philippe Naouri.

Meta-4 Art

Andy Bauch: Outside Line
June 21 –  August 24


Image: Andy Bauch, Ringmaster, 2014, 13,824 Lego Pieces, Courtesy Andy Bauch.


Sur Le Mur

Micky Hoogendijk and Wendy Rifkin: Female Form
June 21  – July 26


According to The Oxford Companion of the body: “Female Form: In many respects, images of the female body serve to define some of the most important disclosures of Western culture:  the appreciation of fine Art (beauty and the tradition of the nude), the application of the law (the prosecution of obscenity and the licensing of pornography), and religious worship (the Virgin Mary and the goddess of ancient religions, images still prevalent in art).”

Image:  Micky Hoogendijk, Moonlight, 2018, FujiflexPhotograph, Aluminium Mounts with Gloss Laminate, Photo Courtesy Micky Hoohendijk.

Image: Wendy Mccauley Rifkin, Untitled Sitting Nude, 2017, Oil on Canvas, Photo Courtesy Wendy Rifkin.



George Stern Fine Arts

Gallery Selections
June 21 – August 10


The turn of the century ushered in artists from all over the U.S and Europe all eager to paint California’s natural and varied beauty. Los Angeles became home to many of these artists, several who later defined the California Plein-Air style. This exhibition celebrates the early California impressionists of the time.

Image: Edwin Roscoe Shrader (1878-1960)Still Life and Flowers, 1930, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy George Stern Fine Arts.


Thomas Paul Fine Art

Chang Won Kyung: INNER SPACE
June 21 – September 7


Image: Chang Won Kyung, Inner Space-Sunrise, 2018, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Patina, Courtesy Thomas Paul Fine Arts.



Summer: A Group Show
Curated by Oculus Gallery
June 21 – July 5

helenvarola.com          oculus-gallery.com

Varola is pleased to present Summer: A Group Show curated by Oculus featuring the work of Nimai Kesten, Ivar Wigan, Erin Mitchell, Matt Tackett, June Kim, Chad Hanson, Carly Goldstein and Bradley Carroll.

Image: Bradley Carroll, Two dudes and a Bottle, 2014, Digital Print, Courtesy Bradley Carroll.


Young Projects Gallery

Sredstvo Kool: Contemporary Video Works From Russia
June 21 – August 4


Group show featuring AES + F, Chto Delat, Victor Alimpiev, Taisia Krugovykh and Blue Soup.

Image: AES+F, still from Last Riot, 2005-2007, 3 Channel HD, Courtesy Young Projects Gallery.

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 curator Helen Varola and made possible by Charles S. Cohen, collector and generous supporter of MOCA Pacific Design Center.

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 through 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.

For further information or to submit an exhibition proposal please contact designLAb Curator Helen Varola at helen@helenvarola.com.

Press Inquires: 

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


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 310-657-0800.

Happy Hour! 

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