Showing posts from June, 2019

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.

Weekend / Stuff

Sori Yanagi cups and La Gardo Tackett Sandpipers
Bench from 1959, iron stool and David Cressey for Architectural Pottery

Weekend / Stuff

Milo Baughman for Glenn of California
Ray Komai "the big catch" for Laverne Originals.  I've been looking for this for a long time. 
Hideki Takayama wood sculpture and Akio Nukaga cup from a show hosted by Heath.  I also picked up a set of Heath spice jars at the flea.
Soleri Bells