Posted on July 11th, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, on the grounds of the Pacific Design Center, has a very special exhibition on view this summer—“Steve McQueen: Drumroll”—a selection of works by Academy Award winner Steve McQueen, highlighting his 1998 video installation Drumroll, which granted Steve the prestigious Turner Prize in 1999. Read more.
Posted on June 30th, 2014
PDC’s new design lecture series debuts with leading West Coast tastemakers
On June 18, Pacific Design Center celebrated the launch of its new lecture series DESIGN|INSIDE-OUT with a seasonally appropriate presentation. Read more here.
Posted on June 23rd, 2014
June 28 – September 21 | MOCA Pacific Design Center
MOCA presents Steve McQueen: Drumroll, a selection of works by British artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. The exhibition takes as its centerpiece the artist’s 1998 video installation Drumroll, a 2004 partial and promised gift from MOCA life trustee Blake Byrne to MOCA’s permanent collection. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition also includes a selection of works from Barrage (1998), McQueen’s series of fifty-six photographs of gutter barriers or “dams” found along the streets of Paris.
“Steve McQueen brought a language of the body and performance to the conversation about self-hood and subjectivity that was going on in the 1990s—a conversation that has not been finished, in part because of the innovative work he has continued to do. Drumroll is a portrait of an experience of the city, and its questions go to how and who we are,” said MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson.
Drumroll is a three-channel video projection that forms a triptych image on one wall. To make the work, McQueen placed three video cameras inside of an oil drum, recording (through holes at either end and one in the center of the side) what the oil drum “experienced” while being rolled by the artist down 56th, 57th, and 58th Streets in midtown Manhattan. The three synchronized projected images and accompanying sounds are the record of this journey, a whirl of sky and pavement, parked cars, and occasional glimpses of the artist, complemented by the rhythmic “beat” of the drum rolling over the asphalt. Although it is non-narrative, Drumroll nonetheless echoes any disorienting passage through the city—and through life in general—a meditation on movement, obstacle, displacement and negotiation. “It’s like since you’ve been born, you make a route, and everything is going by you, and along the way you grab what you can, make connections you can, and what you grab makes you,” explained McQueen.
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Posted on June 23rd, 2014
Solange is a Pindler Exclusive upholstery chenille damask. Solange is a transitional pattern that takes its cues from the “over-dyed carpet” trend that we see emerging. A traditional damask has been woven to look over-dyed in this cleverly constructed chenille design for a truly unique pattern. This pattern meets 51,000 double rubs and is offered in 4 colors. Pindler, Suite B530. pindler.com
Posted on June 11th, 2014
Posted on May 15th, 2014
Pindler has reintroduced pattern Byron with a few of the best-selling colors and several fresh, new colors. Byron is a versatile upholstery corduroy velvet that is woven in 100% cotton and is suitable for a wide variety of room schemes including traditional, contemporary, or transitional. This pattern is durable meeting 50,000 double rubs and is offered in 3 existing colors and 23 new colors for a total of 26 colorways.
Posted on May 13th, 2014
Join Fabricut for an informative CEU presentation revealing the misconceptions, mysteries and resolutions when things go wrong in fabric sourcing. Developed and presented by Candace Key of Authentic Textiles, this course is IDCEC approved for 0.1 credits. Following the presentation, experience the newest collections from Fabricut, Stroheim, Vervain and S. Harris. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.358.0404.
Posted on May 7th, 2014
Representing a finely edited assortment of furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories from 60 manufacturers, Thomas Lavin, Inc., Suite B310, is the go-to home furnishings showroom for all things luxurious, unique and impeccably crafted. Lavin’s flair for dramatic, tailored spaces is revealed August 2014 with a 3,000 square-foot expansion premiering Liberty of London, Bright Furniture, Marian Jamieson, Rodolph, Anichini and Altura Furniture, augmenting his current mix of luxe lines, including Christian Liaigre, Fuse Lighting, Magni Home Collection, Romo, and Zimmer + Rohde.