As promised when I wrote about the Pacific Standard Time the first time, today I’m writing about another interesting exhibition that’s going to end soon: 01/30/2012.
Today the weekend starts and, if you live in the Los Angeles area you can not miss The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985 at the Huntington Library.
Sam Maloof was a passionate and talented Californian woodworker that started his career after the WWII. In the best Californian tradition -Steve Jobs docet- Maloof’s career started in his garage where he set up a workshop designing and building furniture for his own home using second hand and recycled materials.
When Maloof started to receive requests for commissioned pieces, he moved to a proper studio where he continued to build furniture himself; he aways defined by himself as a ‘woodworker’ despite the success.
Until Jan. 30 2012 the Huntington Library promotes an exhibition included in the Pacific Standard Time agenda, below a note about the event:
“Woodworker Sam Maloof became a nationally recognized leader of the American studio furniture movement—a movement that favored the aesthetics of craft and the handmade over the machine and mass-production. The House that Sam Built will showcase classic examples of his work, spanning more that twenty-five years of his career, alongside approximately eighty works by his friends and colleagues. The exhibition sheds new light on the rich network of influences and exchanges that developed among artists and artisans living in the Pomona Valley in this dynamic period of American art.“ (via the PST website).
Check all the details about this exhibition here and -if you’ll go- let me know in the comments your impression about it.
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