Objects USA / Return of the Object

OBJECTS USAReturn of the Object show and sale in San Diego

Craft geekness.. wood, clay, metal, glass and leather. 
That Mabel Hutchinson sculpture is a pretty good one. 

Some peeps showed up

The show lasts until Sunday.

MCASD / The Very Large Array

MCASD has dug deep into their collection for their new exhibit.  The Very Large Array includes over 100
artists from San Diego and Tijuana, hung salon-style.

Richard Allen Morris face.  There are several by Richard in the exhibit, along with tons of other great artists.
I'm going to have to go back a few times for this one.

Allan Gould Designs 2

More on Allan Gould here

In the know / Soleri Bells / Volume 5

Vladimir Ossipoff's Liljestrand Residence
Photo: Dave Hampton

Chavez Residence by John Mock
Photo: David Harrison via Dwell

Joshua Tree

Volume 1 is here
Volume 2 is here
Volume 3 is here
Volume 4 is here

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree

Obligatory photo of the windmills on the way to Palm Springs.

Nighttime architectural sightseeing

They have stars for architects down the main drag.  
This William Krisel star is a few down from Julius Shulman.

Joshua Tree(s)


Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron dining table at a junk shop in the high desert.
Unfortunately someone did a shabby chic whitewash number on it and then tried to glam it up with chorme chairs.
Hey, there's a fake Franz Kline to really jazz things up.

Cabazon Dinosaur / Pee Wee's Big Adventure

The inside of one of the Cabazon dinosaurs is a gift shop / creationist museum. It sure seems like a strange mix to me. 
I just hope their math is better when it comes to selling little plastic dinosaurs.

Another JB Blunk cup.. Thanks Julio!

Return of the Object / Show

RETURN of the OBJECT, a fall showing of vintage modern art and design by Objects USA  
Objects USA presents Return of the Object, a weekend-long sales exhibition. The event opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 30th at 7 pm, and continues Saturday, Dec. 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd.   
A few of the object makers featured in this new show include: Joe Nyiri, Valerie Juadon, Fred Hocks, Russell Baldwin, James Grant, Jack Boyd, Ellamarie & Jackson Woolley, James Hubbell, David Cressey, Barney Reid and Russell Forester.

Fall Harvest / Thanks

Jean Balmers in the front, Marg Loring in the back.

The Landing / Reform

Reform is embarking on a new aspect to their operation in Los Angeles.  
The Landing will be a fine art gallery within their existing space on Melrose Ave. 
If you know Reform, you know it's going to be great. 
The first exhibition will open next week.    

Exhibition: Urban Remnants by Morgan Maclean 
Opening Reception: November 29th, 6 - 9 pm 
On Display: November 29th - January 31st 

The first exhibition at The Landing will be sculpture by Morgan Maclean

Report from Honolulu

Rickey and palms in front of the former Honolulu Academy of Art

Report from Honolulu: A random sample of great Mid-Pacific Modernism 
Photos and text by Dave Hampton

Best State Capitol Building, Period
Designed by John Carl Warnecke and Architects Hawaii Ltd., 1969

Tadashi Sato's Aquarius mural in the central court

Light Reflections by Tadashi Sato is in the Senate President's office (the capitol serves as one of the showcases for 
Hawaii's Art in Public Places Program)

At the Hawaii State Art Museum: Satoru Abe's sculpture East and West (left) and Harry Tsuchidana's triptych (right)

(left to right) East and West, Satoru Abe; Far the Stillness, Tetsuo Ochikubo; Garden Piece
Toshiko Takaezu; Composition, Tadashi Sato

Cloaked Figure by Claude Horan

Hawaii Landscape, Shige Yamada

Mauna Kea, Toshiko Takaezu

Wheel (carved red granite), Satoru Abe

Wheel No. 5 (copper & bronze), Satoru Abe (in the senate president's office)

The Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Museum were both recently reorganized as one entity, 
the Honolulu Museum of Art - a fantastic place.

At the Honolulu Museum of Art: The Idol, Satoru Abe

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Current show of Hawaii Abstraction includes these all-star works (left to right): Early Spring, Isami Doi; The Treasure Box
Satoru Abe; Untitled #3, Tetsuo Ochikubo

Untitled #3, Tetsuo Ochikubo

Mana'o (Conception), Bumpei Akaji

Along with artists like Peter Voulkos, and Isamu Noguchi, Barbara Hepworth has public art that's easy to see in Honolulu

More from the Art in Public Places Program at Kapiolani Community College: sculpture by Mamoru Sato and Bill Jones

Sol III, Mamoru Sato

At the River Street Mall (Chinatown): T'Sung, Edward Brownlee

Painting by Jean Charlot at Vladimir Ossipoff's Liljestrand Residence