Showing posts from 2019

Weekend / Stuff

Malcolm Leland, Ben Seibel, Sol Bloom and Gainey
Doyle Lane
Dansk and Martz

Weekend / Stuff

Leon Meyer chair This is the first time I've seen a non-rocker design.

David Stewart chess pieces on a table by Bud Tullis. Bud is a Santa Barbara woodworker. In addition to making some great studio pieces he collaborated will Paul Tuttle.


Mid-Century Collectors Circle / Mingei

Mid-Century Collectors CircleA Conversation with Modern San Diego and Objects USA
Jul 13, 201912:00 – 1:00pmAt San Diego Central Library Art Gallery
Mingei welcomes local mid-century experts, collectors and enthusiasts Keith York from Modern San Diego and Dave Hampton and Ron Kerner from "Objects USA" to share their favorite acquisitions from the era, in conjunction with the show CRAFTING OPPORTUNITY. Why is it so enjoyable to collect period art and artifacts today? What’s the impetus for becoming a collector? How does one start collecting? Join us in the Sculpture Garden on the rooftop of Central Library to exchange stories of mid-century favorites. 
Moderated by Barbara Forsyth, Mingei's Senior Manager of Collections and Exhibitions.
It's also a chance to see the exhibition before it closes on July 28th.
More information, here.

Crafting Opportunity / Mingei

Crafting Opportunity:Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum
Crafting Opportunity, an exhibition of ceramics, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry, and metalwork, explores the robust artistic output that followed World War II. Many of the works, selected from Mingei International Museum’s permanent collection, are on view for the first time.

Harrison McIntosh
Marg Loring owl and Jean Balmer birds.
Wayne Chapman weed pots. Gifts from Dave and Gayle.
One of Mingei's nice Eames LCWs.
Did you know that San Diego played a role in the Eames development of bent plywood?  Read about it here.
Beatrice Wood
Marcia Lewis
Mingei is closed for renovation, so this exhibition will be on view at theSAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY ART GALLERY, located at 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
The exhibition closes July 28, 2019

Weekend / Stuff

Only lamps this weekend

Richard Allen Morris / MCASD

Friday, Jun 21, 2019-Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at MCASD Downtown

"Art International (Pages I-59, Sept. 20/1961)" (1961)
Many of the paintings in the exhibition are from MCASD’s permanent collection.
There are three galleries of his paintings. One is just faces.
I hung out with Richard for a while before the opening, sneaking some photos. He was a good sport about it.

Hampton was a good sport about it too. 

In 1980, Richard Allen Morris constructed a body of sculptural totems out of splintered wood debris that he gathered from a demolished building near his studio in downtown San Diego. The group of 39 sculptures was presented at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) at its downtown annex on G Street as part of the  artist’s mid-career survey in 1988.
More like a Forest: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Allen Morris reprises that sculptural installation, present…

Weekend / Stuff

Sori Yangi Teapot and two more cups
Fireplace tools
It was a slow weekend, so you'll have to look at my new rangefinder camera. It was designed in the 1970s by the Munich, Germany-based firm Schlagheck Schultes Design. It's known as "the other red dot camera"

Curved Space System / Peter Jon Pearce

For years I've had a childhood memory of playing in a space age bubble. I asked my mom and she had no idea what I was talking about. My deep digging on the web never provided any leads. I remembered it was in Rohr Park in Chula Vista, which also had a mini railroad. Last week, after talking to a friend who also had memories of the bubble, I decided to do another search.
It paid off.  
Source: Chula Vista Star News
This is the one I played on. It was constructed in 1978. 
It went by many names, such as Soap Bubble Castle, Bubble Maze, Curved Space Diamond System, or Curved Space Labyrinth. The Lexan plastic structure is a "nature-based, large scale, sculptural system that maps the geometry of a diamond crystal at approximately 16 billion times its actual size".  Peter Jon Pearce created the Curved Space Diamond System to demonstrate built environments patterned after natural structures. Much along the same lines as the Metabolism architecture movement in 1960s Japan.