art and design next week
in los angeles, WESTWEEK 2011
DESIGN LOVES ART at the Pacific Design Center is pleased to celebrate WESTWEEK with a number of exciting new exhibitions such as new concrete work by renowned Dutch designer Tejo Remy on the 5th floor, a site-specific installation by New Yorkbased artist Olek in the Green Lobby. New gallery programming by artists, curators, filmmakers and architects in over 16 project spaces on the 2nd floor will be on view. A public reception will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 5:00 - 8:30PM.
Tejo Remy’s work is rooted in principles of re-using and recontextualizing mundane materials, which began in 1991 with the creation of “Rag Chair,” “Chest of Drawers (You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories)” and “Milk Bottle Lamp”, all which re-used and re-purposed basic, discarded and under appreciated materials, introducing the designer and his distinct vision to the world. The works rapidly became icons of contemporary design and established Remy as one of the leading figures of his generation. Tejo Remy, founding designer at the Droog Design collective works with his partner, Rene Veenhuizen in Utrecht. Atleier Remy Veenhuizen is critically acclaimed for its product and furniture design, and is noted for using simple materials in strikingly original ways that expand the vocabulary of contemporary design.
Works are courtesy Industry, a gallery specializing in 21st century design.