EAMES WORDS

October 1, 2011 - February 19, 2012

EAMES DESIGNS:THE GUEST HOST RELATIONSHIP



Charles and Ray Eames inspired us to appreciate the world by honoring “the uncommon beauty of common things.”
 

This exhibit uses Eames words to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing  their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools. Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life will be illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us.

From tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas.

The technologies they used (and often invented) to record their appreciation, were the most advanced of their time.

The informal “assemblage” will show an aspect of Charles and Ray’s lives, which enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them and which, during Pacific Standard Time, will be available to all.

 

 

Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship is a part of the city-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.


Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

 

 

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Gold Patron
bulthaup Los Angeles

 
Exhibition Concept/Design
Deborah Sussman

 

Architecture

 

Advisor/Audio Visual
Eames Demetrios

 

Photography Curator
Paul Prejza
 
Creative Consultant
Eder Cetina
Los Angeles Art Collective
 
’Ray’s Table’
Tina Beebe
 
Consulting Curator
Daniel Ostroff
 
Project Manager
 
Graphics Production
 
Fabrication Coordinators
Michael Grosswendt 
Michael P. Johnson

 

Fabrication
 
Production
Emily Booher
Mahetzi Hernandez
William Larsen
LJ Roxas
Corey Ruppert
Jim Simmons
Gene Treadwell
Randy Walker
Alex Webb
 
Exhibition Contributors
B.Black & Sons
California State University Long Beach
Lucia Eames
David Hertsgaard
Brian Magedman/Magedman Modern 
Victoria Mihich
The Patel Family
Paula and Harihar Roa
Jan Steward
Vidal Herrera, Coffin Couches
Albert Wolsky

 

 
 

 

 

Background images (clockwise):
Barrel of nails from the slide show GOODS, 1970. © Eames Office, LLC 2011.

CTM (Coffee Table Metal legs), 1945 © Eames Office, LLC, Photographs by Grant Taylor,
Courtesy of JF Chen, Collection of JF Chen.
ESU (Eames Storage Unit), 1950 © Eames Office, LLC, Photographs by Grant Taylor,
Courtesy of JF Chen, Collection of JF Chen.
Reams of paper, from the slide show GOODS, 1970. © Eames Office, LLC 2011.


background image: Kappe Residence. Photographed by Julius Shulman