Furniture as Art as Furniture/LAX 2016

Furniture as Art as Furniture/LAX 2016
Studio Furniture of Southern California
Co-sponsored by the Furniture Society
August 20, 2016 - March 5, 2017

The Furniture Society is happy to be a cosponsor of this uniquely-placed exhibition at the LAX airport. The exhibition is hosted by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles World Airports Public Arts Program. The work is displayed within three glass-enclosed showcases in terminal 3, an international terminal open to the public. No security clearance or boarding pass is required to access the exhibit.

Participating artists: Po ShunLeong, Harold Green, Victor DiNovi, Jennifer Anderson, Joshua Torbick, Jason Xavier Lane, Sef Thomas Pinney, Briana Trujillo, Stephen Courtney, Katherine Ortega-Ford, Fred Rose, Christine Lee, Daniel Strode, Chance Coalter, Norman Tornheim, Paul Henry, Sam Maloof, Todd Ouwehand, Taylor Donsker, Reuben Foat.

 The jury was comprised of:
Wendy Maruyama, Artist, Educator, and Studio Furniture Maker
Harold Nelson, Curator, Decorative Arts, Huntington Library
Bobbye Tiger, Associate Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 Sponsors include:
The Furniture Society
The Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation
L.A. Modern Auctions
Woodworkers Guild of Southern California
Anderson Plywood

 The co-curators of this exhibition, furniture makers Stephen Courtney and Harold Greene, have a mission to bring Studio Furniture as an art into conversation and spotlight, and to place it upon a broad public platform to provide long lasting exposure. Their vision in preparation for this exhibit was to assemble, unite and celebrate in community the art & artists speaking with their hand and hearts, the living language of Studio Furniture. The curators also hope the public will recognize southern California as a vital voice within the American Studio Furniture movement.

  • Sef Pinney

    Sef Pinney 'Petaluna'

  • Sef Thomas Pinney

    Sef Thomas Pinney 'Petaluna'

  • Sam Maloof

    Sam Maloof 'Musician's Chair'

  • Reuben Foat

    Reuben Foat 'Lingerie Chest'

  • Reuben Foat

    Reuben Foat 'Lingerie Chest'

  • Po Shun Leong

    Po Shun Leong 'In Flight'

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry 'Chipp'

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry 'Chipp'

  • Norman Tornheim

    Norman Tornheim 'Fururism'

  • Katherine Ortega Ford

    Katherine Ortega Ford 'Lingerie Chest' (front)

  • Katherine Ortega Ford

    Katherine Ortega Ford 'Lingerie Chest' (back)

  • Joshua Torbick

    Joshua Torbick 'Perching Ribs'

  • Joshua Torbick

    Joshua Torbick 'Perching Ribs'

  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson 'Eames Study 1'

  • Jason Xavier Lane

    Jason Xavier Lane 'Bow Tie Cabinet'

  • Jason Xavier Lane

    Jason Xavier Lane 'Bow Tie Cabinet'

  • Harold Green

    Harold Green 'Pepper Chair'

  • Fred Rose

    Fred Rose 'The Gnome of Joseph Merrick...'

  • Stephen Courtney

    Stephen Courtney 'Five Tops'

  • Stephen Courtney

    Stephen Courtney 'Five Tops'

  • Daniel Strode

    Daniel Strode 'Reach Side Table'

  • Christine Lee

    Christine Lee 'Interwoven Chair'

  • Chance Coalter

    Chance Coalter 'Duality'

  • Briana Trujillo

    Briana Trujillo 'Essentia De Ser'

  • Victor Di Novi

    Victor Di Novi 'Ballena Barstool'

  • Todd Ouwehand

    Todd Ouwehand 'LAX Arched Table'

  • Todd Ouwehand

    Todd Ouwehand 'LAX Arched Table' (detail)

  • Taylor Donsker

    Taylor Donsker 'The Throne'

  • Taylor Donsker

    Taylor Donsker 'The Throne'