Peter Gurnz’s debut of “we are all kids… NAKED + BEAUTIFUL”
Ben Cope’s “Pola”
The current exhibition include the photo based works that have been on display at MMFA for the last month. The opening reception was a huge success and were gonna bring it to a close with an event catering to our LA demographic that will be out there already for the festival including some major acts that have been nice enough to offer their performances as part of the gig.
Live Performances by HUMANS
check them out, its a breaking band out of canada
DJ David J will also be providing sounds for the evening.
The exhibition will go from 6-11pm on the 15th and will be full of Palm Springs socialites, press media, and of course flooded by tons of music industry folk that will be out there for the festival…
We are having an after party with the bands following the exhibition from 11-2am. Starting off the weekend right ya know! We will keep you updated with details…
BOXeight family: come out early, we have the house and will be out there a few days early setting up and playing Marco Polo
Dont be a fish out of water…
Party Your Pants Off.
“In my ‘perfect world,’ design and art are the same,” says Thomas, who as executive vice president of Wynn Design and Development has created large-scale, award-winning environments for Steve Wynn’s destination resorts such as the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Encore. In 2007 and again this year, Thomas was selected for Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list of top designers, and in 2008 Interior Design Magazine named him “Designer of the Year.”
For this exclusive exhibition, Thomas is returning to his roots as a classically trained artist while keeping his primary expression in the decorative arts. The fact that Thomas is opening up his legendary sketchbooks to the public for the first time is of utmost importance to Chip Tom, principal and art curator at Heather James Fine Art. “During his travels and everyday life he creates the most exquisite drawings that often become the inspirations of his design work,” says Tom. “These on-site drawings are so much the tradition of classical painters. In many ways, I feel Roger creates his designs as a painter applies oil to his canvas.”
Thomas is bringing into play his existing signature collection of furniture, including several items that were used in Architectural Digest’s 82nd Academy Awards Green Room at this year’s Oscars ceremony, as well as new, custom-made pieces – all covered in muslin to provide a blank slate for his “gestural drawings.” Other elements to be used in the installation include limited editions of chandeliers, hand-knotted Tibetan rugs, Peking glass vases and rare silk embroideries of never-before-seen drawings.
All the upholstered items will have hand-drawings done by Thomas alone, each unique, signed, and numbered. These drawings will masterfully extend from the furniture to the wall surfaces, fixtures and gallery floor, transforming the entire space into one large canvas for Thomas’ vision. Framed drawings on handmade paper of fragments of wall elements also will integrate with the furniture to illustrate, in Thomas’ words, “the perfect environment.”
Thomas acknowledges his “long-standing love” of 18th Century French furniture and design. “The drawings aren’t exact replicas [of 18th Century French designs] but memories of them,” says Thomas. “Designing an entire environment like this is a statement about what I treasure, what I value in art.” Thomas adds: “Art is the world of remembering, interpretation and expression. My job is to create extraordinary memories and experiences.”
Tom has high hopes for the exhibition, the first of its kind for Thomas: “My aspirations for the show are that the viewers experience Roger’s work as an entire art installation with historical art references and many layers of meaning.” The installation is a must-see for a brief period of time, as Thomas’ art will cease to exist at the close of the show.
royale projects : modern & contemporary art
75270 Highway 111 Suite 205
Indian Wells CA 92210
43-600 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA
At Risk is a hard-hitting, wickedly funny exploration of the day-to-day challenges and victories of teachers, their union, and their students at a middle school in South Central Los Angeles. The dark comedy introduces an assortment of quirky but endearing characters in a public school system where teachers, students, and the notion of free and public education are “at risk.”
Evening performances are April 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday matinees are April 18 and 25 at 2:00 p.m.
-$15 or $13 for students and senior citizens.
-Groups of ten or more may arrange discounts by calling (760) 773-2565.
Strong language. Parental discretion is advised.