"With a fantastical design sensibility that resulted in a long and storied career as Disneyland’s Senior Art Director, Graham is expert in creating otherworldly environments, which he demonstrates at the Craft & Folk Art Museum "
a cabinet of curiosities filled with large balls of string expertly arranged, as if floating...
Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes
September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
"The first solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist Clare Graham highlights the richness and complexity of nearly 40 years of his collecting and artmaking from found materials. The exhibition simulates the density of objects found in Graham's 7000 square foot Highland Park studio MorYork, a human-scaled diorama populated by his own work and a collection of curiosities that would rival the most historic wunderkammer. Staggering quantities of dominoes, soda-cans and their pop-tops, Scrabble tiles and puzzle-pieces, and other disposable items have been transformed by Graham’s refined touch into large sculptural objects that evoke forms like totems, flora, fauna, architectural fragments and furniture. Their power lies in the straightforward presentation of a formal singularity, constructed of one, two or three materials at once in repetition and in their remarkable scale.
Curated by Brooks Hudson Thomas."
a wall of mirrors created from teddy-bear eyes...
"Graham’s refined touch has transformed staggering quantities of dominoes into cabinet doors, soda-cans and their pop-tops into furniture, scrabble tiles and puzzle-pieces into architectural forms, and buttons into organic sea-form chandeliers. "
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036