The Useful and the Decorative makes the commonplace appear new where art crosses design at The Landing, Jul 14 – Sep 2

, 13 July 2017

The Useful and the Decorative group exhibition is on at Los Angeles’ The Landing, opening July 14 and running to September 2.

The show, featuring work by Elevator MondaysDon Edler, Ryan Fenchel and Gabrielle Garland, among others, explores the relationship between art and design, as an homage to the location’s roots as once being a decorative arts gallery called Reform.

Inspired by the space that presented fine art among handmade furniture and ceramics, The Useful and the Decorative will showcase “art thinking about design” by this selection of artist that also includes Alexandra Hedison, Garry Knox Bennett, Myrton Purkiss and John Zane Zappas. Here, these intentionally non-functional objects ask, “What happens when an artist’s impractical eye is turned on a designer’s work?”

See The Landing website for details.**

Don Edler, ‘Chablet Tair’ (2017). Install view. Courtesy the artist.