Now at Boot Cafe in Paris, EXP Echo Park Pottery mugs we brought over from Peter Shire’s studio in LA. The only place you’ll find them in Paris! Available now until May 30th.
Boot Cafe 9 rue du Pont aux Choux 75003 Paris
Archive for the ‘art’ Category
I can’t believe I am missing this exhibition on Ray Eames at Art Center right now. She has been my biggest inspiration career-wise and I have always felt a very strong connection to the way she collected, appreciated, and displayed objects at home and in her studio. If anyone out there goes to see this and has photos please share!
On view just a few more days until May 4th at Art Center College of Design’s Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, California.
more info here.
Donald Judd’s home at 101 Spring Street
Happy Lunar & Chinese New Year!
It’s been a significant year for me already. I just had a baby last week! She arrived a couple weeks earlier than expected, and just missed being born in the year of the horse. Something I kept a bit quiet about online but am so incredibly happy about, and I’m feeling re-inspired and re-energized for this new year full of amazing new things.
Above is a postcard illustration that I love, sent to me by artist Emi Ueoka, who I’ve posted about previously here. It was especially loved knowing I was expecting little girl being born this year. You can find more of Emi’s work on her site and her zine is available from Nieves.
Below that is new work for the new year by the Kojiki Girls, whose work I discovered while in Japan. Just putting this out there again but I really wish someone would put out a catalog of the Kojiki Girls work. I am a big fan, I bought as many of their postcard prints as I could at the gallery show I met one of them at while in Tokyo.
I came across the work of artist Claire Oswalt via instagram recently, and was instantly a fan of her work! Combining minimalist collaging of watercolors on torn paper and old book pages, shows such a beautiful simplicity in delicate forms. She is also one half of Hopewell, whose quilts I am also a fan of.Check out more of her work here.
Just discovered the work of Gianni Caravaggio, an Italian born artist raised in Germany. Some of his work made me think of Lauren Spencer King’s work which I also love so much. Completely blown away by that first piece!
While I was in LA I was lucky enough to get to see Lauren Spencer King’s studio show of new work. Scheduled around the new moon in scorpio from sunrise to sunset, I caught the sunset which reflected so beautifully in some of the pieces on view. I have to say the sunset made the silver painting one of my favorites!
If you haven’t already been to visit the amazing shops that are part of ARTS RE STORE LA in Westwood, go check them out before they’re gone!
The UCLA Hammer museum received a $100,000 grant to create Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood, a project that is currently taking over multiple empty storefronts in Westwood and filling them with pop-up shops currated by LA artisans.
Featuring an incredible line up of people who make up an amazing community of creators in LA right now, there are multiple shops full of so many good things to buy and see, from Iko Iko, Dosa, Weltenbuerger & Ermie, Bookstand, Heather Levine, and so many more! There are even concerts and workshops happening here throughout the month so take advantage of this rare moment to participate in a really amazing project, which will hopefully encourage more things like this to happen throughout the city. Up until November 24th.
I had one of the nicest days visiting the studio of LA artist, and friend, Lauren Spencer King. Her talent is endless and her spirit comes through in her work. I love her sense of color and geometry, as well as her love of crystals. All the beautiful colorful objects around her studio are so inspiring. I can’t wait for her next show!
If you’re in Paris tomorrow night please come to the opening of Rosemarie Auberson’s show at 0fr! She will be showing new work and we will be celebrating the release of her beautiful book published by 0fr, along with the birthday of 0fr co-owner Alex Thumerelle. There will also be a textile installation by me, ceramics by Makoto Orui, and a performance by Marc Desse. The catalog is available at 0fr and there are only 100 copies so get there soon!
**The book is now also available on Rosemarie’s site here!
Fritz Haeg is an artist I came across at the LA Art Book Fair this year. He does the most incredible experience installations. I was particularly inspired by his recent Domestic Integrities installation at MOMA where participants could bring in old clothing or textiles and weave them into a giant communal rug.
His installations which seem to often feature some food, and a communal activity are slightly reminiscent of Mark Borthwick performances I’ve seen, in that they both provide an experience, and a particular atmosphere, along with calming nourishment. I love what the premise of the installation is all about:
MoMA Studio: Common Senses is a multisensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art that aims to foster our evolving relationships with nature, technology, and our everyday surroundings through community interactions and creative play. A series of drop-in activities, workshops, and ongoing projects for audiences of all ages integrates components such as light, nature, food, textiles, games, and technology.
The rug continues to grow and evolve with new experiences as it travels to become part of new installations in places around the globe.
See more on Domestic Integrities here.
When I was in LA I visited the studio of Ben Medansky (Thanks to Lauren!). Ben is a ceramic artist whose work I had first seen at the LA Art Book Fair. There were some amazing bookends there I kept eyeing, and of course they were by him. It was hard not to want to buy so many things right off the shelves of his studio! I have one little vase of his that I love, and have my eye on much more.
His work is starting to pop up everywhere.Check out his site to see more, or see it in person at Bookstand at the Standard Hollywood, or at Iko Iko in LA.