(* work by Max Ernst, Currently showing at Heather James Fine Art)
If you are staying in/coming to the Coachella Valley this weekend and want to experience something more than a pool and a bar then you found the right blog post.
There are a couple really amazing art exhibitions happening this weekend that we thought you’d be interested in checking out. We found a few that have some fabulous sculpture work to wrap your head around.
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, CA
On the Rocks (Coathanger Woman)
105 x 67 x 48 in.
Executed in 2004
Heather James Fine Art is pleased to offer this exclusive selection of sculpture by modern and contemporary artists.
For more information, please contact James Carona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather James Fine Art offers a rare look into art history’s past and present featuring a wide breadth of genres including cultural art and antiquities, American and Latin American Masters, European Masters, Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary, and Photography. The gallery uniquely showcases blue chip and cutting-edge contemporary art while maintaining a respect for the integrity of antiquity and classical masterpieces.
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert, CA
RECLINE/DESIGN: ART AND THE AESTHETICS OF REPOSE
02/15/14 – 09/10/14
The human body is a classic source of inspiration for artists of all genres, and it is also the unit of measure in furniture design. With the museum’s wide-ranging collection of chairs alongside modern and contemporary representations of the body at rest, this exhibition considers how the figure in repose enlivens artistic explorations of form, function, and feeling.
With works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the beauty and eccentricity of chair design is posited in the context of artworks that explore the human figure at rest. One can understand this aesthetic of repose as a compositional sensibility that is rooted in concepts that each artist explores, such as the body’s relationship to domestic space, spirituality, the natural world, and other people. The diversity of drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures are connected through a balance of composition and equanimity of form.
In turn, the functional aspects of an aesthetic of repose are seen in the museum’s wide-ranging collection of chairs which illustrates the intriguing ideas on form and functionality that inform this great design tradition. A chair can be looked upon as pure sculpture on the one hand, and functional equipment on the other. Indeed, the evolution of the modern chair forms its own chapter in art history. A designer’s reverence for the natural world can be seen in George Nakashima’s handling of wood in his signature lounge chair; George Montgomery’s handcrafted family seating; and Miller Yee Fong’s flower-inspired rattan seat. Other designers reflect the movement of the human form in the shapes of their chairs, as in the squiggle of Frank Gehry’s cardboard seat and the smooth glass waves of Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi’s transparent design. Some designs are eminently comfortable, as in Ron Arad’s plush heart, while for others comfort is secondary to the social message, as in the recycled synthetic creations by the Campana Brothers.
Friday / 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular hours resume Sept. 27.
Palm Desert, CA
PALM DESERT GALLERY
open by appointment until fall 2014
PHILLIP K SMITH III: Lucid Stead: four windows and a doorway
The Coachella Valley Art Scene
Cathedral City, CA
68571 East Palm Canyon Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Monday – Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Please call for private appointments 760.650.CVAS