03.29.13 - 07.07.13 | SCI-Arc Gallery + SCI-Arc Library Gallery
Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.: A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979
Curated by:Todd Gannon, Ewan Branda and Andrew Zago
Exhibition design: Zago Architecture
Frankenboyz (Frederic Fisher, Robert Mangurian, Eric Owen Moss, Coy Howard, Craig Hodgetts, Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry), 1980 │ Photo by Ave Pildas
Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 7pm
Exhibition Discussion: Friday, April 5, 7pm
Todd Gannon, Ewan Branda, Andrew Zago and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discuss the exhibition
This SCI-Arc-hosted exhibition examines the pivotal role played by the temporary gallery held in the home of architect Thom Mayne for several weeks in 1979. Los Angeles’ first gallery exclusively dedicated to architecture, the Architecture Gallery staged ten weekly exhibitions on both young and established Los Angeles practitioners, featuring the work of Eugene Kupper, Roland Coate Jr., Frederick Fisher, Frank Dimster, Frank Gehry, Peter de Bretteville, Morphosis (Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi), Studio Works (Craig Hodgetts and Robert Mangurian), and Eric Owen Moss.
Gathering an array of original drawings, models, photographic documentation, video recordings, and important commentary from the period by Los Angeles Times critic John Dreyfuss, this exhibition aims neither to canonize the participating architects nor to consecrate their unorthodox activities. Rather, these rarely seen artifacts will provide a unique lens through which to re-examine some of Los Angeles’ most well-known architects at a pivotal moment in the development of late 20th century architecture.
Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. celebrates the city’s modern architectural heritage through exhibitions and programs at arts institutions in and around Los Angeles starting in April 2013. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture in L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways. http://www.pacificstandardtimepresents.org
Pacific Standard Time Presents is an initiative of the Getty. A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979 is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation. Sustaining support is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Vinyl Institute. The publication is underwritten in part by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. Additional support is provided by the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.