Archives For Sculpture

As part of designLAb, Pacific Design Center’s nationally recognized arts program, PDC is will be debuting a permanent installation from French artist Xavier Veilhan, on view from June 12 onwards. The monumental mobile, titled “Mobile n°3 (Music),” composed of thirty floating spheres can be viewed from two levels within PDC’s Green Building to embrace the artistic language of architect Cesar Pelli’s landmark work. Now showcased permanently at Pacific Design Center, “Mobile n°3 (Music)” debuted this spring at Galerie Perrotin, in a double exhibition held simultaneously in the gallery’s New York and Paris locations.

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One of the leading artists of his generation, Veilhan has developed a multi-form approach to sculpture, painting, performance, video and photography and is best known for his large-scale installations. Pacific Design Center’s owner and real estate mogul, Charles S Cohen, has multiple pieces in his personal collection and deems Veilhan a modern-day Calder. Veilhan gained international recognition with his 2009 exhibition at Chateau de Versailles in France. Recent projects in the U.S. include site-specific exhibitions in Los Angeles in 2012-2013 (Sheats-Goldstein Residence, Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House in Silver Lake, Case Study House no.21), “Jean-Marc” (2012) an outdoor work installed in midtown Manhattan and “Le Corbusier” (2013), a large-scale bust of the architect now permanently installed in Miami’s Design District. The Veilhan mobile joins other permanent installations at the PDC that include commissioned works by Erwin Redl, Gerardo Hacer and Antonio Pio Saracino, which are located in the Red Building.

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WHAT: Pacific Design Center Presents: Mobile n°3 (Music)
WHEN: June 12, 2015 onwards 
WHERE: Pacific Design Center | 8687 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood, CA 90069

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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.

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Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.

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The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature rotating installations of artworks not on permanent display. The Museum’s online collections database presents a portion of the objects in the permanent collection, and is continually being updated.

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The Patina-operated Garden Café is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or a snack during your visit to the Norton Simon Museum. Located in the Museum’s celebrated and serene sculpture garden, the café offers daily specials and a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages.

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The Norton Simon Museum promotes the knowledge and understanding of the visual arts to a diverse audience. Whether your preference is for small, informal discussions with staff educators, lectures by renowned scholars and curators or drawing classes led by local artists, the Museum invites you to experience the richness of the collections in many different ways.

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Enjoy family friendly programs that introduce children and adults to the wonderful world of art and spark the creative spirit in kids of all ages.

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WHAT: The Norton Simon Museum
WHEN: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Tuesday Closed | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 411 West Colorado Boulevard | Pasadena, CA 91105-1825

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CONTACT INFO: (626) 449-6840

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The Unfinished

July 28, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Unfinished is an obelisk-shaped excavation by Michael Parker located along the banks of the channelized LA River. The horizontal excavation, dug into and through the asphalt of an empty industrial lot, will be a 137-foot to-scale replica of the Ancient Egyptian archeological site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk.”

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For 6 months Parker will coordinate an array of collaborative events and performances on and around the obelisk. “The Unfinished” is a public action in the form of a temporary monument.

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“The Unfinished Obelisk” was begun during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, as one of her many monumental architectural commissions. The obelisk was to be carved from a single piece of granite and stand 137-feet tall, dwarfing all prior obelisks. The project was abandoned when a fissure was discovered while carving directly into the quarry’s bedrock. For thousands of years the obelisk has laid in its broken, unfinished state, just a few miles from the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. To this day, the Unfinished Obelisk is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk, despite the fact that it has never been raised.

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The Unfinished is an urban site specific sculpture located on a post-industrial lot, recently acquired by the California State Park. Nicknamed “The Bowtie” for its unique shape, this parcel of land is parallel to the Elysian Valley neighborhood, running along the historically scenic Glendale Narrows of the LA River. The lot is slated to become a parkland in conjunction with the larger revitalization of the river. Bringing together both his sculptural and social practices, this new work questions how a public action in the form of a temporary monument functions in 2014. This work is produced by Clockshop, an arts + culture non-profit as part of Frogtown Futuro.

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Photographs by Alexis Chanes and Emma Sheffer

WHAT: The Unfinished 
WHEN:
First Sunday of each month March 15 – September 12, 2014 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 2800 Casitas Avenue (Approximately) | Los Angeles, CA 90039

DETAILS:

  • Parking is available on site
  • Children and dogs welcome

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At the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival streets will be packed with artists, street painters, sculptures, photographers, and more than 12,000 art lovers on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue. Featured will be animation and digital artists associated with Creative Talent Network plus 90 regional artists displaying their work.

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Three blocks full of artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork, with everything made by hand. Plus, Southern California’s most talented chalk artists will be producing super-sized artwork and animation-inspired masterpieces on city streets evoking every style from pop art to the high Renaissance.

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In a twist that pays homage to Burbank’s reputation as Animation Capital of the World, Downtown Burbank Partnership is uniting with Creative Talent Network (CTN) to present an entire block devoted to animation and visual EFX artists from feature films, video games, and television series, along with associated schools and studios. Visit more than 40 exhibiting artists whose contributions can be seen in some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation. Located on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Angeleno avenues, these artists will be demonstrating their talent, selling books and prints, giving portfolio reviews and critiques, and hosting a raffle.

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WHAT: Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHERE: 275 East Olive Avenue | Burbank, CA 91502

CONTACT INFO: (818) 238-5209

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