Last night DnA DJ Danielle Rago attended the opening reception at LACMA for American artist Stephen Prina’s “As He Remembered It” exhibit, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in Los Angeles initiative. She reports here.
The installation recontextualizes pieces of furniture from two R. M. Schindler homes in Los Angeles built during the early 1940s that have since been demolished. Individual pieces were constructed using surviving plans and photographs which were then translated into digital drawings by the LA-based architectural practice of Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena and then modeled into 28 three-dimensional objects, on display at LACMA.
I thought the exhibition was wonderful. Beautiful and nicely crafted, the pieces of furniture became objects in which you had to navigate through or around transforming the space of the gallery. It was also interesting to see the small conversational spaces that formed in between and among the pieces as well.
“As He Remembered It” is on view through August 4.