Through Sunday, May 16 2021
Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 5PM
Join us for the final weeks of “Pool Toys”, an exhibition of 40+ unique sculpture works by Los Angeles artist and gallerist Peter Harkawik. Based on both built and speculative Textile Block homes by Frank Lloyd Wright (Freeman, Ennis, and Barnsdall), the simultaneous homage and critique of Wright’s appropriative (‘Mayan Revival’) and vernacular works establishes a retail-like setting in which Harkawik’s simultaneously meticulous and irreverent pigmented foam sculptures may be touched, prodded, pored over, reflected upon, and/or taken home.
Saturday, May 22 –
Sunday, June 27 2021
In tandem with the Chouinard Foundation, Marta hosts seven original artists’ benches from the Chouinard Art Institute (1921–1972). Originally built in partial exchange for tuition by then-students Millard Sheets (1907–1989) and Phil Dike (1906–1990), these salvaged pieces begin to tell the layered, dynamic, complex history of the institute and its alumni, among them distinguished area artists and designers like Corita Kent, Ed Ruscha, Edith Head, Milo Baughmann, Peter Shire, Allen Ruppersberg, Noah Purifoy, Mary Corse, Sadamitsu Fujita, and John Baldessari. Newly-built replicas of the Chouinard artists’ benches—much as they would have appeared in 1921—will be made available in tandem with the exhibition.